Top 10 Books I Read in 2022

Like in 2020, I have been reading academic books in theology, church history, and related subjects since August 2022. Once again, the transition from pastoral to seminary-focus reading was due to my acceptance into the Ph.D. program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Nevertheless, unlike 2020 which focused on academics, and 2021Continue reading “Top 10 Books I Read in 2022”

King David’s 7 Principles of Giving

The context is King David praising God through giving during the initial phase of building the temple. His heart was full of joy that giving was a natural overflow for God’s future kingdom. When it comes to giving to the church, I think the challenge is not how much we can give but how weContinue reading “King David’s 7 Principles of Giving”

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”

Ten (10) Sayings about Humility by Thomas Brooks

1. Humility fits for the highest services we owe to Christ, and yet will not neglect the lowest service to the meanest saint. 2. Humility will make a man bless him that curses him, and pray for those that persecute him. A humble heart is a habitation for God, a scholar for Christ, a companionContinue reading “Ten (10) Sayings about Humility by Thomas Brooks”

10 Principles of Giving as an Act of Worship

Learn more about King David’s Seven (7) Principles of Giving Biblical giving is an act of worship. First, it is stated in the Scriptures that the early church practiced generous giving—giving with a cheerful heart (Acts 4:32-37; 2 Cor. 9:7). Acts 4:32 states, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimedContinue reading “10 Principles of Giving as an Act of Worship”

Ten Things Andrew Fuller noted on Being a Pastor: A Reflection

When I studied under Dr. Michael Haykin’s class in Baptist History, one of his super-many requirements was to read a book about a Baptist minister during the eighteenth century plus to write a reflection about it. There were options either to choose Samuel Pearce or Andrew Fuller’s work. I chose Samuel Pearce’s works:* letters toContinue reading “Ten Things Andrew Fuller noted on Being a Pastor: A Reflection”

Top 10 Books I Had Read in 2020

The year 2020 had been a reading year for me. I have read a total of 90 books plus various journal articles, primary sources, and chapter titles. My short reviews are mostly posted on I listed below my top 10 books that I have loved the most, given an opportunity, will love to readContinue reading “Top 10 Books I Had Read in 2020”