Easter Fire

As I was recently preparing a talk on John 2:13-25, I heard the news – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was on fire. I just couldn’t believe it but I saw the catastrophe on the Internet and on TV – the 13thcentury gothic masterpiece ravaged by ferocious flames bursting...

Two implications of the incarnation – amongst many others!

As I’m looking into John’s prologue (1:1-18) for the thousandth time, I thought about two implications of the incarnation – the doctrine according to which “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). First implication: Christianity is definitely not like...

Why I don’t say “Dear God” anymore when I pray

Let me tell you the story of a little boy writing a Christmas letter to Jesus in order to get presents: “Dear Jesus, this year, I’ve been a very good boy. So for Christmas, I’d like a new bike.” But as he puts the cap back on his pencil, this little boy...

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

How do you find one-month challenges? Like Active April, H2October or Movember? They’re catchy and can be a good way to keep up with good habits. For me October has been Screwtape Lettersmonth, where I read 1 of the 31 chapters a day. And while I’m still reading it,...

One in Christ

Have you ever hopped on a bus, walked into a lecture theatre or entered a staff lunch room and had that moment of awkward panic – “Where am I going to sit?” “Is it weird if I sit next to him?” “Should I leave a gap between us?” I’m sure we’ve all felt...

Why do we close our eyes when we pray?

Have you already wondered why we close our eyes when we pray? I remember the first time I prayed. As a Christian friend of mine led us into prayer, I didn’t know what to do, so I automatically closed my eyes. Obviously, closing our eyes can be a good way to find the...