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Does Planning Show A Lack of Faith?

Should I have simply trusted that God would provide for me, and moved cities without working to plan ahead? Did my planning reveal an immature faith that doubted God’s provision? I was not sure how to strike a balance between trusting God while doing my part.

Abraham and Cheng Yu: We Invited the Homeless to Our Wedding

The laughter and joyous chatter streaming out of Yio Chu Kang Chapel rang through the night. It came from the hundreds of guests who were all dressed impeccably in their finest and the sumptuous food that kept everyone in high spirits. It all looked like a typical scene from a wedding banquet.

Except that it was as atypical as any wedding banquet could be.

How Do I Know If I’m Reading the Bible Correctly?

When I was applying to colleges years ago, I remember waiting to get my acceptance letter. One day, I sorted through stacks of junk mail to find an envelope with a college logo at the top. I tore open the letter and read it carefully.

In My Mess, There’s Still Hope

That Sunday, when I realized that I had messed up the timing yet again, I started to feel angry at myself, and regretted not being able to join the full worship session from beginning.

Kanye West Declaring Jesus As King: Legit or A Joke?

The world’s biggest artist who is renowned for vulgar lyrics and explicit thematic elements within his music would be creating an album about . . . God?

It had to be a joke, right?

3 Tips for Those Struggling to Delight in God

God really wants you and I to love and delight in Him.

But why does our delight in Him matter so much to God and how can we get there?

Are You Afraid of Halloween?

Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in America. People dress up in costumes, go to parties, and talk to neighbors they’d otherwise ignore. Kids run up to houses chanting “trick or treat,” expecting to receive plenty of candy.

But Halloween is often controversial in Christian circles because of its pagan origins. Should we embrace it or boycott it?

When My Job Doesn’t Feel Sexy Anymore

Most of us have a hierarchy of Job Coolness Factor. I’ve got one, too.

But as much as I joke about it—there’s an identity factor here, too. 

When I Was Offended By My Church

I couldn’t believe that they actually mailed me a letter.

When I had completed the Small Group Leadership Training several weeks earlier, our Campus Pastor had informed the class that at the end of the training, some of us would, unfortunately, be receiving a letter stating that we were not currently fit to be small group leaders. I brushed off the possibility.