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Gospel-Centered Conversations

If you know me, you'd know I'm not the best conversationalist. I'm not very talkative and am often thinking about the task to complete on my to do list. So then, I write this with great humility as I reflect upon the truths of the gospel. You see, if Jesus is king over everything, that also means he is king over our the way we communicate with each other. The nature of the gospel transfo...
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4 Ways to Grow as a Musician

This post is for all the muso's out there. On the topic of preaching1, Timothy Keller says that it is our job to deliver a good sermon, and it is the Holy Spirit's job to turn that into a great sermon. I believe the same goes for music. It is the Spirit's job to turn our music-aided worship into great worship, but it is our job as faithful servants to deliver good music. I hope you find ...
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Questions to ask before going to a party

Let me tell you the story of how I got kicked out of a club. It's around 10:30 pm as we head to the Cargo Bar for a friend's 20th birthday party. Since I was driving, I was not planning to drink and since I am an unfit nerd, I was not planning to dance. Being super crowded as clubs are, the loud music kills my ears. Random 20-year olds in cheap smart casual shirts and dresses with a high...
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Who owns the right to marry?

A few days ago, Ireland became the first official country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. It seems as if the trend of society leans toward public opinion and away from traditional authority. A poster at a recent rally for marriage equality said: "If I like it, I should be allowed to put a ring on it!" The irreligious world says that the church should stop being so selfish ...
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A Short Defense of Video Games

Frankly, I don't think the church has a solid and robust view of computer (or console) gaming. "The fact is that there’s still somewhat of a negative connotation when it comes to gaming. People are fine posting about other interests like movies, books, TV shows, and sport, but as soon as you start posting about gaming, you’re dismissed as a geek, a loner, or someone that doesn’t have better...
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Did Jesus really die for everyone?

Sort of. This is understandably another controversial post but once again, let me explain what I mean. In one sense, it is fair to say that Jesus died for everyone. This is true in the sense that God has a general love toward the world (John 3:16), and the gospel is a free offer of grace to everybody (Romans 1:16). The trouble with this concept is that we instinctively think this means J...
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The Forgotten Sin

Christians are forgetful people. Well, at least I am. I forget many things in life. From morning till evening I forget things I need to do. Quite often I forget to wake up on time, forget to eat breakfast, forget to brush my teeth, forget to do tasks at work, forget to do readings for university, forget to save money, forget to eat healthily, forget to stop buying books, forget to get home in...
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Is God’s love really unconditional?

Well, sort of. Before you report me to the board of elders, let me explain what I mean. Many people often say (previously including myself) that God loves people unconditionally. “It doesn’t matter who you are because God loves you with an unconditional love.” The problem with this statement, I believe, is that it’s not how the bible depicts the love of God. It is true that God loves all...
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What is the Gospel?

I just received bad news. About an hour ago, I received the news that a good friend’s grandmother passed away. In a few days, we’ll be celebrating Easter starting with Good Friday. Good Friday is good news. The Son of God passed away - but how can that be good? Let’s start from the beginning, because that’s where it all begins. The bible starts with: “In the beginning God”. God started t...
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What colour is your bible?

In "the biggest news of the day", a dress is going viral on the internet. Some people are seeing it as blue and black, others white and gold, black and gold, golden rainbow, you name it. A dad of one of my friends even said he saw green. The explanation of this so-called 'phenomenon' is that there are many factors affecting how we perceive the picture including your device's lighting and even...
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