Articles in christianity

  1. Meaningless, Vanity, Frustration and Futile

    On Tuesday, City Bible Forum has started a new series on Ecclesiastes with Al Stewart. It was Al's favourite book, and there was no lack of things that I have learnt or have heard the first time. We looked at 1:1-11 on Tuesday, and the series would be running …
  2. ESV, KJC, CUV and Textus Receptus

    ESV Blog is an excellent resource to those who enjoy reading their English Standard Version Bible, and for the last month or so they ran series of blog entries on translators answering the questions from the readers. Very good read. Again, which Greek text source is used by ESV has …
  3. Death and Eternity

    Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford graduation is interesting. Besides boasting about how him dropping out of college has made proportional spaced fonts and typography a reality on both PC and Mac, also what a wonderful life he has achieved after getting fired by the company he founded. But the most …
  4. Heavenly Man Challenged

    The public appeal about Heavenly man from China Church Leader. When you have famous house church leaders in China like Samuel Lamb, Allen Yuan and Moses Xie writing again this person, you know who should you suspect.
  5. ESV Popup Javascript

    Moved! I have moved this project to my new programming/Internet blog -- ESV Popup in Javascript. About ESV Popup is a Javascript you can use on your website that creates a small popup frame to display Bible verses from the English Standard Version Bible, using Javascript Syndication provided by the …
  6. Gene Robinson on Jesus

    Open gay bishop of Episcopal Church of US commented that Jesus might be homosexual. It bound to happen, when people started ignoring what was written in the scripture. However, the sad thing is, if his Jesus was practising something that is sinful and unacceptable to God, then how can his …
  7. Evangelical Blog Award 2005

    Evangelical Blog Award 2005 voted by readers of Evangelical Underground. Quite interesting to read through them all.
  8. Is God to blame for this?

    Agnostic journalist Kenneth Nguyen of The Age expressed his opinion on God's responsibility in the death and destruction caused by the tsunami. He could not match the idea between an all-powerful, benevolent and interventionist God with a disaster in this kind of scale, and wondered whether people's "faith" would be …
  9. Sola Scriptura

    Tim Challies has written an interesting and detailed two part article on Sola Scriptura - the reformed doctrine on the Scripture alone. There are also interesting feedback and discussion from the comments. Part 1 and Part 2.
  10. Lesson about Guidance

    Henry Frost reckoned that he has learnt something from J. Hudson Taylor when he visited North America for the first time in 1888. He learnt a lesson about guidance. It was first prayer, then common sense, and it was child like trust all the way through. (J. Hudson Taylor "A …
  11. Pilate Marvelled

    Tim Challies had an interesting point looking at "why Jesus died so soon on the cross". Crucification is not quick and painless, but death preluded by prolonged suffering. At the end he concluded, "Jesus did not lose His life; He gave it."
  12. Cults in China

    Religion News Blog reports the cults/sects situation in China, and how Three Grade of Servants and East Lightning compete to lure Christians away from church. Bad. Really really bad. This again presents the same question - shall I go to three-self, or should I go to house churches? You either …
  13. Spurgeon, A New Biography

    For the last week and half, my commute time reading has been Spurgeon A New Biography by Arnold Dallimore. It is, as the title has suggested, a biography of Charles H. Spurgeon, a famous English evangelical baptist minister in the 19th century. Like a biography, it started with Spurgeon's life …
  14. Knox on Church Life

    Ever read something that makes you anxious? Finished reading D. Broughton Knox Selected Works Volume II on the bus last week, and indeed that book has provoked much challenges, both theologically and mentally. Something that he wrote about church makes me think hard about my extra-church life. What the members …
  15. When is Jesus, the Christ?

    Some interesting discussion flown out from last Friday's Simply Christianity course - when is Jesus, the "Christ"? Did Jesus become the Christ before the creation, when God planned salvation for the elected through the death and resurrection of Jesus (2 Timothy 1:9)? Or, did Jesus become Christ when he was …
  16. Pharisees and Sadducees

    Pharisees and Sadducees are two groups of "baddies" presented in the New Testament, as two opposing Jewish groups teamed up plotting against Jesus. But are they really villians? Or just like one of us? Pharisees are like today's Evangelical Preachers. Zealous. Up right. Familiar with God's law, follow them ernestly …
  17. Zondervan, NIV and China

    Zondervan is under attack as it is now cutting cost by printing Bibles in China, where some Christians are still persecuted. I don't get why Mosher is calling for a boycott of all Chinese goods, as though it would change the human rights condition in China. Nevertheless, (1) Zondervan can …
  18. Evangelism, or Solipsism?

    Dr. Mark Thompson has written a thought provoking article on Briefing issue 313, titled "Is there any point being evangelical" (page 19-23). The term "evangelicals" has been quite a controversy - what exactly categorises as being evangelical? What doctrine statement? What denomination? Which evangelist? Since the actual boundary is very difficult …
  19. Total Depravity According to Dilbert

    Man. I love Dilbert, a carton about an engineer and his conflicts at work. However, I saw something interesting today. Maybe Scott Adams was trying to tell us about the Total Depravity of mankind. We thought we have free will, but in fact we are all enslaved by our own …
  20. Prosperity

    I had a few email exchanges with this guy last night. He, who has been involved with that church in question for the last 10 years, tried to defend its teaching as being evangelistic and from the Bible. And then he quoted Malachi 3:8-12 to back up his claim …