Bible and Money

The Sin of Achan

The sin of Achan was ONE: He loved the finer things of life. And he just couldn't help himself. So he stole some. And what did he steal? A Wedge of Gold. And 200 Silver Coins. And a custom-made expensive and fashionable Babylonian clothing. Well, that's something! And he got a secured safe and I buried… Continue reading The Sin of Achan

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Church Life

Dissatisfied!!! A Story of 7 Deacons

Acts chapter 6 is popular for producing the First set of Deacons. Stephen and the others. But the chapter opened with a completely different set of problems, problems we still deal with today. And in what seemed like a 0-100 motion, the presumably perfect Christian community quickly degenerated, and all that we were left with… Continue reading Dissatisfied!!! A Story of 7 Deacons

The Life of Jesus

Jesus on Name-Calling: “Go Tell that Fox!”

On becoming like Jesus… “I want to be like Jesus, So lowly and so meek, For no one marked an angry word, That every heard Him speak”. But as we read the scriptures, we realize that Jesus is not always 'so lowly and so meek', and that sometimes He calls people names and even resort to the use… Continue reading Jesus on Name-Calling: “Go Tell that Fox!”

Church Life

Dissatisfied!!! A Story of 7 Deacons

Acts chapter 6 is popular for producing the First set of Deacons. Stephen and the others. But the chapter opened with a completely different set of problems, problems we still deal with today. And in what seemed like a 0-100 motion, the presumably perfect Christian community quickly degenerated, and all that we were left with… Continue reading Dissatisfied!!! A Story of 7 Deacons

Devotional, Legends

Forgive & forget: where to draw the lines

 “I’m Not Sorry, But You Must Forgive” Forgiveness is a big issue all of us will have to deal with more than once in our lifetime. Everyone would at some point have to make the decision to forgive or not to forgive, to trust or to stop trusting, to remain hurt or to be healed, to remain trapped in… Continue reading Forgive & forget: where to draw the lines

Kings and Kingdoms, Kings of The Bible, Women in the Bible

From Jo to Jo: The Story of 4 Kings. Part 2

Welcome to the second part of this historical account of four kings and two kingdoms. The first part concluded with what seemed to be the end of an unequal alliance between two Kings, two Kingdoms, two dynasties - Ahab's demise at the battle front and Jehoshaphat's escape back to his country. But we can't be… Continue reading From Jo to Jo: The Story of 4 Kings. Part 2

Kings of The Bible

From Jo to Jo: The Story of 4 Kings (Part 1).

Welcome back. My story today dwells on a little historical event found in the Holy Bible. It's a story about some notable Kings and Queens in the Old Testament. You see, like Pixar's WALL*e and EVE, they say opposites attract, but sometimes, for the sake of common good, some "opposites-alliance" must not even be allowed… Continue reading From Jo to Jo: The Story of 4 Kings (Part 1).

Devotional, Women in the Bible

Mary Magdalene: Who Is This Woman?

Have you ever met a woman so misunderstood, a woman who over the centuries has been caught in endless controversies and conspiracies? And unjustly so? Well, Mary Magdalene is just that woman! From the writing of the New Testament to the filming of The Da Vinci Code, her image has been repeatedly conscripted, contorted and contradicted.… Continue reading Mary Magdalene: Who Is This Woman?

Issues

Is The Bible Appropriate For All Readers?

A few years ago, in my former church, an upcoming church event was announced, at the end of which a disclaimer was issued: “This programme is rated 13. Viewers discretion advised. Not for sensitive listeners…” or something along that line. I was glad that such warning was issued upfront, and most importantly for the sake… Continue reading Is The Bible Appropriate For All Readers?