This free gift doesn’t give me the cheap creeps

They love to say that the Gospel is free. Well, it is free. Like the free public clinic sitting at the corner of the street. Do they just mean the water? It is free; and the man handing out gospel tracts know it. It is free, but we don’t like free things too much. Buy…

I am Hole-ly but He loves me Wholly

My existence on earth has got plenty of holes (Sometimes black but mostly colourful). And everyday, the Lord takes time to fill in these empty crevices with His grace. It can be in the form of an undiscovered verse in the bible suddenly illuminating me, a song with lyrics that break my saddened spirit, or…

Chance might just be a Creator

“Whether you explore the mysteries of the mineral kingdom, the vegetable or the animal, from the lowest to the highest, the marks of a well thought-out design confront you everywhere. Nothing has been left to Chance.” – E.W Kenyon Have you ever wondered if the universe was created by mere chance? If so, Chance has…

“I don’t have enough faith”

Doubt is something almost every person experiences at some point. – Philip Yancey, Faith and Doubt When I jumped off a 8-story cliff and tumbled into the choppy waters below, my faith, in that naked suspension of time, was entirely non-existent. How I managed to survive that rag-doll fall, I have no idea. I had no…

Tearing Babel Down: When God Stopped Cultural Homogeneity

It’s not that hard to see how different everyone is – just attend a meeting in the office. Different accents, diction (choice of words), mindsets and cultural practices. Sometimes the differences are so vast you question if they are even from the same planet. “Closer to the apes maybe,” you think to yourself. Have you…

Don’t expect to be Treated Fairly in this Life

I remember feeling really terrible one anonymous day. It was so bad I couldn’t sleep all night. I felt like the whole world was somehow in it. ‘They’ say your loved ones have the greatest access to your heart. I think ‘they’ really knew what they were talking about. One can never get used to hurt –…

Ataraxia

photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landscapepix/5506392165/Aurora over Inari, Finland March 2011 Ataraxia (ἀταραξία “tranquility”) is a Greek term used by Pyrrho and Epicurus for a lucid state of robust tranquility, characterised by ongoing freedom from distress and worry.  My bible gives another example: John 14:27, “I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I’m leaving you with a sense of pure…

Curiosity and Heavens

So we’ve spent billions on sending little robots into space – the cute roving robot, Curiosity, was despatched onto Mars in 2011 and it has been our eyes in scouring life on this spicy planet ever since. Which, I bet, hardly exist. At least, not in human form. Curiosity’s got a big role. That’s to…

Overdose of Graces

Many say an overdose of grace is dangerous “It might lead people astray,” they say. But what i’ve been seeing about grace so far Is that it frees people to endless liberation It lights the hearts of people like shining stars They always mutter: “Too much mercy and compassion kills order,” But I’ll say there’s…

Colours Of God

Purple, blue, brown, green The colours of love aren’t always in shades of red Pink, orange, turquoise, grey Portrayed in Jesus’ words, back in his day Yellow, cyan, lilac, violet “Make up the heavens’ hues,” says a lover-pilot Even white or black, trace them back You’ll find It all first were birthed in his mind Colours…

Soap and Jesus

Today Reinhard Bonnke visited my church. He is a funny man, someone with traits similar to that of the jolly G.K Chesterton. He has that same uncanny ability to cook up spot-on and hilarious analogies in seconds, leaving the congregation in laughing fits… which we could never quite recover from. A funny, meek and wise…