The idea of surrendering our minds and autonomy to God is a contradiction to the Enlightenment mind which sought (and still seeks) to free us from all restraints, especially dogmatic religious restraints or authority. Humanity was placed in a box where only reason reigned and one could not step outside this box to validate truth […]
Watchman Nee has written some excellent instructions regarding the danger of emptying one’s mind and being passive in receiving truth. He says: “Should anyone allow his heart to cease thinking, searching, and deciding and to no longer check his experience and action against the Bible, he is practically inviting Satan to invade his mind and […]
Our culture would insist that we must base knowing on gathering objective and concrete facts before we decide to believe or not. That may work in science but not in the spiritual dimension. The scientific methodology puts us in a box and does not allow anything that is outside the box and not provable through […]
Recently I was struck by verse 11 of Hebrews 6: “We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.” (NIV) What were they hoping for? These words were written in the context of Christians being faithful in helping other Christians. […]
“Get Real!” is usually a retort to something some says that seems preposterous, usually because it seems odd or impossible or it is outside the realm of possibilities if we are imprisoned in the modern Western cultural worldview which repudiates and will not tolerate any talk of faith or the supernatural. Such talk is seen […]
People of faith are expected to talk the talk and walk the walk that corresponds to each other. The walking should flow out of the talking (the claims of faith). So, we must walk the walk and talk the talk.
I have always been interested in mission to Western culture. The fact that God providentially sent us to Korea as missionaries actually helped me to understand the necessity of contextualizing the gospel and my teaching to the culture (without losing the universality of the gospel and truth). I actually wrote a book about that title […]