Filled to Overflowing

In Ephesians 5:18, the Apostle Paul exhorts the Ephesian believers with a command, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit (NASB)”. The phrase “be filled with the Spirit” is a present, plural, passive imperative, meaning that God commands (not an option!) you, me, and allContinue reading “Filled to Overflowing”

Lessons for Life…

From the text written by the apostle Paul in Romans 8:5-11, there are several valuable insights and lessons we can glean: Overall, Paul’s text prompts us to examine our mindset, prioritize the things of the Spirit, and rely on the transformative power of the Holy Spirit. It reminds us of the contrast between the realmContinue reading “Lessons for Life…”

Is Pacifism Returning?

Though many Christians including many Protestants have ignored the literally millions of Protestants who are Christian pacifists, and even considered them anti-American, their tribes keep increasing. There are whole denominations of them— various kinds of Old and New order Amish, and various sorts of Mennonites, and Brethren and Quakers as well.  And scattered among theContinue reading “Is Pacifism Returning?”

Why I Left Atheism for Christianity

I’m often asked what led to my converting from atheism to Christianity. The answer sometimes surprises: reality. Reality is the way the world really is. It doesn’t change according to our likes and dislikes. Because of this, when you don’t live according to reality, you bump into it. As an atheist, when looking for answersContinue reading “Why I Left Atheism for Christianity”