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ODB: Playing with Fire

When I was a young boy, my mom warned me that I should never play with fire. Yet one day I decided to see what would happen if I did. Taking a book of matches and some paper, I went out into the backyard to experiment. With heart beating fast, I knelt on the ground, struck the match, and set the paper aflame.Suddenly I saw my mother approaching. Not wanting to get caught, I put my legs over the fl

ODB: The Tyranny of the Perfect

Dr. Brian Goldman obsessively tried to be perfect in treating his patients. But on a nationally broadcast show he admitted to mistakes he had made. He revealed that he had treated a woman in the emergency room and then made the decision to discharge her. Later that day a nurse asked him, “Do you remember that patient you sent home? Well, she’s back.” The patient had been readmitt

Unshackled From My Sin For Good

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Sin. This three-letter word dominated my life. Although I called myself a Christian, I committed the same sins over and over again: watching pornographic movies, smoking, and drinking strong liquor.

I Can’t Stop Sinning: What Should I Do?

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I’ve just joined a squash club and I’m starting to think it was a mistake. For one, the membership, courts, new shoes, racquet, and balls are expensive. Secondly, every game reduces me to a sweaty mess—surely it must be unhealthy to sweat that much in one 40-minute window.

My letter to “Sin”

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Dear Sin, You keep on knocking on the door, tempting me in every way you can. I have broken my bondage with you, I have chosen to let you go; yet you keep coming back.

Are We Any Different From The Bali Nine Duo?

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Photo Source On 29 April this year, Andrew Chan and Myuran…

Manny Pacquiao is No Loser

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Photo credit: prizefights / Source / CC BY-NC-SA ICYMI, the…

Are We Sinning More on Social Media?

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It’s 3 a.m. in the morning. I toss and turn in bed, trying…

3 Ways I Tried to Give Up My Guilty Pleasure

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If there is anything I’m sure of, it’s that I have many weaknesses…