Integrity is the moral commitment and courage to maintain consistency between what we should believe, what we believe, what we say, what we do, and what we do at different circumstances.
Judas was in the inner circle of Christ's friends, trusted to be in charge of their finances. How did one who had the privilege of walking alongside the light end up in darkness?
Many Christians are often too comfortable behind the Church wall worshiping God, and the social implications of the gospel are often neglected. God's heart are for the poor and oppressed people.
Social entrepreneurs address social problems using their entrepreneurial skills to create changes and impacts in the society. What can we learn from these aspiring people?
One has to have guiding principles in their life: to live choice with excellence, not to blame situation, having attitude and humility, helping others, to be content and give thanks.
Life experiences and lessons that I learnt from the trip to Pulau Pengujan, Riau Islands, Indonesia, a rural yet beautiful village.
There two main views regarding the use of the term Israel and Church in the New Testament, dispensationalism and covenantal theology. The author discusses the difference in theological views in their interpretation of the relation between Israel and the Church.
Thomas a Kempis was a late medieval monk that underwent a monastic life. He focused on human unworthiness, self denial and mortification of the flesh, and the meaning of disciple of Christ. His meditation on spiritual life and zeal to imitate Christ in this work will open our eyes and nourish our...
Saint Paul is arguably one of the most influential figure in the early spread of the gospel to the gentiles. This book delves to the first century Jewish culture to better understand the background of Saint Paul. In this well researched work, Wright brings us to a new understanding and new...
The Book of Habakkuk is one of the book of minor prophets in the Old Testament. It tells the story of God's judgment to the unjust, which involves the prophecy of Babylonian's siege on Jerusalem.
Some people hold that science and religion are incompatible, whereas some others hold that they are both in harmony. Here the author discusses about the birth of science, the creation of universe, evolution, and miracles from a Christian perspective.
Social entrepreneurs embrace people from rural villages in developing countries to participate in the business. They create jobs and positive impact in the society. The main aim of social entrepreneurship is for social causes, especially in alleviation of poverty.
Either you are still in the college or just started to enter the job market, career planning is crucial to ensure that you get your dream career. Here, the author discusses about the 6 phases of career planning that can be a useful guidelines to plan your career path.
What is the fate of the unevangelized according to Christian tradition? How universal is the the salvific work of Christ on the cross? Here the author discusses the tradition of Catholics and Protestant tradition regarding their view on the salvation of non-christian.
Getting a PhD means you are attaining the highest degree in academics, and not many people can manage to get this qualification as it requires intellectual skill and dedication. However, there is a surge in the number of PhD graduates in recent decades. The author discusses about the rise of the...
More often than not, the Bible is taken for granted as the authoritative Word of God. What endows the Bible with this special status and authority? The author discusses about the origin of the Scripture in the beginning of the century, divine inspiration, canonization, and authority of the...
Human pain and suffering are widespread; hungers, deaths, diseases, wars, etc are just few examples that we often heard of. Here, the author discusses the origin of good and evil, and proceed on to how the evil evolves to suffering. Lastly, the solution for the problem of pain and suffering is...
Graduate school is different compared to undergraduate in many aspects. Undergraduate system is based on coursework, whereas graduate school is more like on-the-job training in research. Here the author discusses some tips that will help students to survive and thrive in their PhD study.
The poor in rural area and many developing countries are lacking of access to the capital market. As a consequence, they barely get credit to open small businesses, and they are short of income, and so the vicious cycle of poverty is created. Microfinance organization offers microcredit to the poor...
The Bible is the common book used by Christians, both Catholic and Protestant. However, their views on the Bible are not entirely the same in terms of the authority, tradition, and canonization. Here the authors examine the views of the Scripture from both perspective.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven novels written by C. S. Lewis, and a classic in children's literature. People who have read the novel or watched the movie may perceive this work as an illustration or analogy to Christianity. Here, the author discusses the spirituality and the meaning...
Euthanasia is the deliberate intervention taken to end one's life before the time comes, which sometimes is also called mercy killing. This practice is still illegal in many countries. The author discusses the forms of euthanasia as well as arguments for and against it.
How is the life of PhD students? Many of us get the image of PhD students from media, such as PhD Comics and PhD Movie, which may not show the full picture of life inside the graduate school. Here the author discusses some common misconceptions that people normally have on the life of PhD students.
Tuition fees for higher educations are increasing at a rate outstripping people's purchasing power. However, higher education is seen as the ticket for success and the question remains how long more are people willing to pay the huge premium for a college degree.
Finding the right career requires some careful thought. Three main considerations are discussed by the author, which can serve as guidelines for readers in choosing the right career.
Are you considering to enter the graduate school as a PhD student? Here the author lists some common reasons people have for taking PhD, and the pros and cons for each of them are discussed. These can serve as your further considerations before you commit yourself into the PhD program.