What If?

64951bf57bc4584bbc88df67e625ad9bWhat if you woke up tomorrow, and the world you knew was shattered?

What if one way or another your country was gone?–What would be your flag?

What if you found yourself homeless for a belief–Where would you go?

What if you had to meet in secret to eat bread and to drink grape juice?–Would you still wake up early on Sunday morning?

What if that which you hold most precious was taken away?–What would you sacrifice? Continue reading

The Pantheon of Justice

Greek mythology plays an important role in the DC universe. It is crucial in the Wonder Women storylines, it is seen in CW’s new Flash series, with the bronze depiction of the Greek gods featured in the PD’s office; and it is even present in the Justice League itself, for there are parallels between members of the League and the pantheon of Olympus [+Hades].

(I know there are many who have already made this comparison; however, I wanted to share my opinion, with ‘The Pantheon of Justice’.)

smite-zeuscharacter_bio_576_superman_0Zeus–Superman (It could be argued that Captain Marvel/Shazam could represent Zeus, since he does have lightning abilities; however, I personally believe that Superman makes a better parallel, since he is often depicted as being the leader of the League.) Continue reading

“Hear this word”

“Hear this word, you cows of Bashan,
who are on the mountain of Samaria,” Amos 4:1a

Fonterra Open New Processing PlantIs this a cow? How do you know?

Because it is a cow. It looks like a cow, acts like a cow, probably smells like a cow, but it is a cow, and you recognize that.

Are you a Christian?

In this verse of Amos, God is calling out His people in the northern kingdom, calling them cows–because you become what you worship.

I’m so guilty of getting caught up in life, getting distracted with school, work, TV shows, and trying to keep somewhat of a social life. The ironic thing is, I’m a Bible major, and yet I get so wrapped up in grades and papers and tests, that I frequently forget my first love, I forget why I’m majoring in Bible in the first place. That I love my God, and I chose my major, so that I can grow, learn, prepare, and better equip myself to share this love. Continue reading

A Dog Bark

Barking-DogWhat do you think of, when you hear a dog bark?

A pet? a bark of a puppy at a pet store that catches your heart, or maybe an annoying bark next door that’s always yapping when it’s outside, but it’s somebody’s cute, little fluffy. A companion? a bark of playful irritation when you’re too slow in throwing his ball. Or a guardian? a bark of security, knowing that no one is going to sneak into your house.

A dog bark = a pet, either a Chihuahua, or a Great Dane, or something in between. At least, that’s the average image that pops into the mind of a resident of the United States, but that’s not the only perspective of a dog bark. Continue reading

The B-I-B-L-E

  • BibleThe fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. Revelation 16:8 ESV
  • While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. I Thessalonians 5:3 ESV
  • Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and sons shall eat their fathers. And I will execute judgments on you, and any of you who survive I will scatter to all the winds. Ezekiel 5:10 ESV
  • “Therefore do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer on their behalf, for I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their trouble. Jeremiah 11:14 ESV
  • I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves! Galatians 5:12 ESV
  • Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” Job 2:9 ESV

These passages would make a great Sunday morning sermon, wouldn’t they? Especially if they were presented like this, with no context, right?

NO! How much damage would be done, if a pastor did this? The words of the Bible can be twisted, manipulated, misused, and abused, for both evil and good intentions, if taken out of context.

Keep the Bible in context. Continue reading