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“Preface” to my book, BIBLICAL ETHICS: An Exegetical Approach to the Morality of Happiness

WHEN WE LIVE the way we are supposed to God is glorified and we are blessed (happy)! Sadly, most modern Christians take issue with the notion that happiness is for the here-and-now, delaying it for the afterlife. Too often we gorge ourselves on an ethical diet of doing the “right thing” out of a sense of duty while our taste …Continue reading →

The Best Version of Yourself

Be kind. Be understanding. People are fragile, whether they show it or not. Learn to recognize the frightened child in all humanity by listening rather than talking. Just as you were when you were a child—afraid of failure—you will undoubtedly be tempted as an adult with the fear of not being accepted by your peers. The same goes for all …Continue reading →

Suffering Love

As Believers we are called to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Rom 12:15, ESV). It is easy for us to celebrate with those who are joyful, jealousy and envy aside. But to sympathetically mourn with those who are suffering is to slow down and show love. This suffering love is a testimony to the world …Continue reading →

Correlation Between Happiness and Character

Happiness is not contrary to character, but complementary to it. Happiness, properly understood, is not merely the thin, shallow concept of an elated emotion that changes minute by minute, but the state of wellbeing (shalom) that one lives virtuously, day by day. This Christian concept of happiness is the result of sanctifying one’s character through acts of self-sacrifice. But self-sacrifice …Continue reading →

Tatooed-flesh

God accepted a self-initiated invitation to embody His own creation. They proclaim One called the Christ, neither legend nor hero, but God enfleshed. He lived among us, so they say, doing nothing more or less than exemplifying love in time and space; all-the-while, foreknowing an imminent terrestrial disgrace. But why would Omniscience do such a thing? Rumor has it, oracles …Continue reading →

Sedated Sleep

An aged oak stretches its fingers Through purple skies. Under its branches owls convene And ravens spy. Man justifies walking-by sowing lies, And Christ is no longer found On solid ground. Post-modernism’s axe swings low Striking at reason’s roots. Now, owls shiver, wisdom withers, Spoiling virtuous fruits. Ethics feed less and less, And faith becomes obsolete. Humanism we adore And …Continue reading →

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