May 2010

Read the Fine Print

  Photo by Dot Communications       I don’t know about you, but I have zero tolerance for false advertisement. Some companies and corporations are very sneaky to put it mildly. They will advertise in their eye-catching ads about a huge sale or a real bargain, but when you walk in to the store, you quickly come to realize that there are “terms and conditions.” In other words, “read the fine print.” Even though...

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Dr. Wayne Grudem

  I had the privilege of studying under Dr. Wayne Grudem while I attended seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Not only did I study all my Systematic Theology with him, but I also took some elective classes that he taught in different semesters. There are two fond memories of him that increased my respect and admiration of him. First, I remember how we would sing a song or two before we...

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Reflections on Asia Trip 05.2010

  Photo on WordPress       Last week was an eventful week as I made a trip out to Hong Kong and Singapore. In Hong Kong, I reconnected with some of our alumni and met up with some pastors and ministry leaders. It was an eye-opening trip as I heard about some of the great things that God is doing in Hong Kong. Even though I visited Hong Kong a few times before, for...

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Keeping Things Fresh

  As we are preparing for our return to the States, Christina and I have realized that there are a lot of things that we need to get in order. For one thing, we need to purchase a car. Right before we moved out to Indonesia, we sold our Honda Odyssey. I thought I would be done with the days of a mini-van since our kids are getting older, but after seeing this video I...

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The Greater Witness

        One thing great about Indonesia is the amount of holidays they have here due to religious observances. There is definitely a lot of tolerance for the various religions because everyone is trying to live in peace with one another. Couple of days ago was Ascension Day (commemorating the day that Jesus went up to heaven after His resurrection), therefore it was a national holiday. With the relationships that I have been...

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Differences in Christianity and Islam?

  Whenever discussions revolve around religion, it is always a heated and charged discussion. The reason behind this is simple: Religion is something personal. Therefore whenever our faith is attacked, a religious person will do everything in order to protect and defend the basic tenets of their faith. In this way, religion has been one of the catalysts for some of the wars throughout history. It is usually not a very pretty picture. This notion...

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Appealing to Our Pride and Ambition

  Photo by gbcdecatur.org       Recently I received an e-mail that I found very interesting. Here is the content of the e-mail: You were recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent your professional community in the 2010/2011 Edition of The Global Directory of Who’s Who Online. We are please to inform you that your candidacy was formally approved April 15th, 2010. Congratulations. The Publishing Committee selected you as a potential candidate based...

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