Scripture commands us to love God and love people. We are also called to comfort others with the comfort we ourselves received. This could mean talking to people about Jesus. Or it could mean paying for someone’s coffee or even their cancer treatment. But as a practical matter, how do we do these things? How… Continue reading Growing Where You Are Planted
Have you ever wondered if it’s selfish to ask God for things while you’re alive and can still enjoy them? Or what about being eager to follow God’s commands because deep down, you want an earthly reward? Is this OK or is this somehow unspiritual? As a young Christian with six figures in debt, no… Continue reading Are You Too Holy To Desire God’s Promises in the Here and Now? What’s the Difference between Being Selfish vs Acting in Your Own Self Interest?
As a young Christian, I grew frustrated whenever I heard something preachy or sermony. To me, a church sermon on Sunday meant nothing unless it could be applied to my busy work life on Monday. And so for many years, I was starving for practical application: Ways I could know if I was doing it… Continue reading True Prosperity: Are We Using God’s Gifts for Tools or for Trenches? What Does It Mean To Be “In the World but Not of It?”
Many Christian debate over whether tithing is still required after Jesus’ death and resurrection. But before I join the debate, let’s define what tithing is and is not. Tithing VS GivingPeople often confuse tithing with giving, and they use these words interchangeably as if they are one and the same. But Old Testament tithing and… Continue reading To Tithe Or Not To Tithe: Is Tithing Still Required After The Resurrection?
Explains how to love your neighbor in practical ways, including your overseas colleagues.
Want to be a cheerful giver? Here’s how to give with joy and to God’s delight!
Those who love Jesus want to get it right. Yet often, we’re caught up in the minutia and tend to overcomplicate things. For example: Some may ask: Is it a sin to take pride in my accomplishments? Or in my case, “Is it wrong to delight because I’m free of student loan debt and have… Continue reading Can We Handle Prosperity? Are We Too Small Minded To Receive God’s Worldly Blessings?
Christians like to think they’re good people. But deep down many of us wonder if we can ever be good enough. After all, God is perfect. God is holy. And God has standards. As stated by the apostle John, anyone who says they have no sin is a liar. And so we’re left with a… Continue reading Finding Jesus at the Dollar Store
Work is more than the place where we eke out a living. It’s the place where we spend most of our day. The place where we can most interact with others. That’s right. It’s in the office (not just in church) where we can carry out God’s two greatest commandments. Jesus says we must love… Continue reading Being A Christian At Work
As a young Christian, I’d tighten up my sphincter whenever a pastor talked about giving. I wrongly thought giving was all about providing financial support for obscure church programs or distant overseas missions in Africa. True givers were those who always volunteered in the church nursery, or sacrificially dolloped mashed potatoes at an inner city… Continue reading Be Cheap On Things, But Lavish On People (How To Delight In Giving)