True Love

At a time like this when the word 'Love' is being thrown around, it is helpful to reflect on what love really is. We have no better example than the Redeemer who gave himself for His Church (Eph. 5:25). He shows us that love essentially involves a self-giving interest and commitment to the well-being of … Continue reading True Love

The Christian View of Human Flourishing

In a lovely little book I recently read (see my review here), Miroslav Volf highlights the importance of the concept of human flourishing. Every individual wants to live the best life possible. We don't just want to exist; we want to thrive. We want to flourish. But what exactly is it to flourish? There are … Continue reading The Christian View of Human Flourishing

Living Words – Charles Colson (1931-2012)

Genuine Christianity is more than a relationship with Jesus, as expressed in personal piety, church attendance, Bible study, and works of charity. It is more than discipleship, more than believing a system of doctrines about God. Genuine Christianity is a way of seeing and comprehending all reality. It is a worldview.

Developing a Christian view of Government

The Christian worldview is the truth about everything. It is a comprehensive perspective about every aspect of life, including government. And this outlook is formed by reflecting on God's revelation to us which is given in the Bible. Although the Bible does not provide a full fledged political theory, it does provide us with principles … Continue reading Developing a Christian view of Government

Christians in History: Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)

Abraham Kuyper was born on 29th October, 1837 to the family of Reverend and Mrs J. F. Kuyper. He was  home-schooled in his early years, after which he studied at Leyden University, the oldest and most prestigious university in the Netherlands.  After completing his studies in theology, he was ordained as a minister in the … Continue reading Christians in History: Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)

Christian answers to 3 Basic Questions

Metaphysics What is the nature of reality? What is ultimately real? Is it God,  gods or the material cosmos? In his book The Universe Next Door, James Sire points out that the answer provided here affects every other question or area of concern. The Christian believes that ultimate reality is a personal, spiritual and moral being … Continue reading Christian answers to 3 Basic Questions

The Nature of God: God is Spirit

"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23,24 God is Spirit. What does this mean? It implies that God is immaterial. … Continue reading The Nature of God: God is Spirit

Christians in History: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

The life of Charles Colson is one that illustrates what God can accomplish through one who has been transformed by the Holy Spirit. His transformation was as profound as his change was real. And as the writer of Hebrews said of Abel many years ago, we can testify of him that though he is dead … Continue reading Christians in History: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

Developing a Christian worldview

How do we develop a christian perspective on various disciplines like ethics, politics, economics, etc? Sidney Greidanus offers some advice: In the discipline of ethics, for example, one can draw on the biblically revealed norms for right conduct. Of central importance here is the love commandment, but the significance of other biblical passages should not … Continue reading Developing a Christian worldview

Christianity and Communism

Communism is one of the great ideologies to have arisen on the earth. Spanning across cultures as diverse as Russia and China, it is truly a global movement. It has enjoyed, and still enjoys, wide appeal because of its concern for  the  suffering and oppression of the lower classes of society. Ironically, the system (and … Continue reading Christianity and Communism