The story of an unfinished life rings true of the struggle we face daily. It puts its finger upon the emotional tug-of-war I am engaged in.
God chose to enter our fearful planet and live among a people who have lost all hope. Christmas night is where the Christ child met the hopes and fears of all the years.
What child is this? Do you know that song? That’s really THE QUESTION for Christmas isn’t it? What child is this? And the answer to that question is countless.
Some 30 miles north from where I live, in the town of Tiburon, a celebrated actor and beloved comic genius has just taken his life. As the week unfolded, the world mourned the death of Robin Williams. His many fans...
While driving through Oakland last month, I passed a huge billboard proclaiming, “Judgment Day May 21, 2011.” You have probably seen them posted along major freeways. The message is not limited to billboards. It’s...
For a fortunate few, the path to stardom came fast and easy. For a good-looking young man from an obscure town, Gines Francisco Soriano never dreamed of coming to Manila only to be discovered for the movies.
Like my father said, “Life is short. We have to be ready and know how it is to be with God when we pass away. That’s because we will never know when it will happen. It could happen tonight, tomorrow, next week, next...
If the apostle Paul were to enter the inner museum of my mind, walk around and look carefully through the “Hall of Father Figures,” he would have found an altar with this inscription: “To an unknown Dad.”
Our God is a giving God. Giving is one of his attributes. Christians should take great joy in being able to reflect and share in God’s attributes through the act of giving. Should Christians exact a tenth of all their...
The biblical account of healing can answer many of our questions today. How much of what the bible is saying on this subject is clouded by our theological tradition? Is it possible to be healed from our diseases if only...
In the letter of James we read, “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead” (Jas 2:26). The Christian is exhorted to exercise a demonstrative faith that is wrought in good...
When does a believer receive the Holy Spirit? How do you distinguish between the filling of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Sooner or later, all our human idols totter and topple. And it is not uncommon for ministers to fall. Sadly though, the higher up they are, the harder they fall. Some of them realize their fallen state and are enabled...