Christians in a Post-Truth Digital Age

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH” (emphasis mine). John 1:14 (NIV) Filipino theologian Anthony Dela Fuente, aka Dr. Bong (2022), noted that Christians ought to be truth-tellers inContinue reading “Christians in a Post-Truth Digital Age”

The Everlasting Word of God

French Enlightenment philosopher François-Marie Arouet, famously known as Voltaire (1694-1778) once said, “A hundred years from my death the Bible will be a museum piece.” He confidently predicted that the Bible would vanish like a bubble and will be forgotten. That confidence of his was a grave mistake. In 1818, 40 years after Voltaire’s death,Continue reading “The Everlasting Word of God”

Sinful Fear x Godly Fear

In the Bible, I think, Job experienced the most wounding trials a person can have. He lost both his family and all his wealth. Other than those things, he even suffered from a physical ailment to the point of almost dying. Yet, he exemplified a kind of “fear” that is godly. In almost the sameContinue reading “Sinful Fear x Godly Fear”

Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2021

The Year 2021 was a transitional year for me; from seminary academic setting to pastoral ministry. After finishing ThM in Dec 2020, I was called by God to become an Interim Pastor of UCBC in New Jersey. Thus, my reading time was limited compared to 2020. In 2020, I was able to read 90 books;Continue reading “Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2021”

Jesus Christ is Lord

Baptist historian and former missionary to the Philippines, Dr. Leslie Hill, argues that the Lordship of Christ is a Baptist distinctive. I do believe that this doctrine is essential; however, it is not distinctive solely of the Baptists but of Christianity as a whole. John Frame noted that the name “Lord” is found over 7000Continue reading “Jesus Christ is Lord”

“I AM” Jesus

The preexistence of Jesus Christ is foundational in Christology. This doctrine grounds the eternal nature of the Second Person of the Trinity. Jesus is fully aware and truly intentional with the purpose of His coming as the God who redeems His people—a divine entry into history from eternity. In John 8: 58, Jesus declared thatContinue reading ““I AM” Jesus”

Only Jesus

Other forms of Christianity have noted that they do not worship Mary but rather they venerate her. This kind of veneration is higher than any other saints (like the apostles) but lower to God. However, while they can define their own definition of the term, it is clearly stated in the Bible that worship, reverence,Continue reading “Only Jesus”

Attitude of Gratitude

The narrative of the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19) wherein only one returned giving thanks and magnifying God in Jesus is an essential reminder that Christians ought to have–an attitude of gratitude. Clearly, in the last verse, the healing was more than physical but also the Samaritan’s inner spiritual being. The moral of the story isContinue reading “Attitude of Gratitude”

Togetherness x Threefold Cord

The Qoheleth (teacher or preacher) in the book of Ecclesiastes has a wise saying: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift himContinue reading “Togetherness x Threefold Cord”