All tagged Oct 16

The Desire Test

It perhaps was a normal day when Cain and Abel met together to bring their offerings before the Lord. Genesis 4 leaves a lot of information about the event out: was this the first time they had made an offering to the Lord or had they both been giving the Lord an acceptable sacrifice, the very best they had in acts of appreciation for years already?

The Anatomy of Obedience

As Paul closes his first letter to the Corinthians, we might have expected him to have taken a soft approach. After all, the letter is filled with correction. He had taken issue with their misuse of the assembly gatherings, their tolerance of immorality, their pursuit of one another through the courts, their doctrinal indifference towards the resurrection, and their faulty approach that had caused it all: their preference for worldly wisdom over God’s wisdom. But actually, he does quite the opposite. He calls for their obedience.

A Hearer And A Doer

Have you ever had a discussion with someone who has that unwanted piece of food stuck right in the middle of his or her teeth. You would love for them to find out but you just don’t want that uncomfortable feeling of letting them know especially after your conversation has been going on for quite some time? 

The Promises Of God Are Yes!

I blogged recently about verses that we instinctively understand, but find it difficult to articulate exactly what their theological meaning is. I think I might have found another one! “For all the promises of God in him are yea” (2 Co. 1:20). While we might think it is a slightly awkward way of making the point, there are few sentences reverberate in the way this one does.

Election Day

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s an election happening soon. Although only 5% of the world’s population is eligible to vote, it is still being billed as a decision that has global repercussions. This election seems to be viewed as more pivotal than any other. The build-up has revealed the dark secrets of both candidates, and it seems likely that more will be revealed before November 8th. Questions have been asked by the both commentators and the candidates concerning the ability of each to govern the most powerful nation in the world. 

Taking Care Of Yourself

From healthy foods to the proper exercise routine we are living in a world that is increasingly focused on our 'internal health.' Every day there are new popular food trends popping up on the shelves of the grocery store as kelp becomes the new kale and hemp overtakes nuts as your new source of fibre and protein if you’ve decided to take the plunge into an all vegan diet or are looking for a replacement to nuts.

Book Review: Do More Better

The subtitle to this book is 'A practical guide to productivity,' and this is by no means false advertising! Having read a number of these type of books over the years–all written from a secular perspective–this is the first that I can truly say helped me. Some of the principles readers will have come across elsewhere and might have already integrated into daily routines, but many are novel and fresh. The most pleasing thing is that they are intuitive and for the most part simple to implement.