By: Pastor Jonathan Hayashi Just last year was the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which heralded The five solaes (sola, meaning “alone” in Latin), as the core foundation for the Christian Faith. These five truths are vital to understand because they separate Christianity from every other world religion. “Soli Deo Gloria” is Latin term meaning Glory to God … More Three Things I’ve Learned About the Glory of God.
My mother sat on the operating table-25 years old, spirit broken, heart torn apart, and absolutely weak from two weeks of grieving the loss of her sweet baby. She should have been nine weeks pregnant today, and instead she was waiting for a DNC. Last year, my Grandma told me about the night my mom … More The Doctor said Giving Me Life Was an “Option”
When life hits hard, it hurts. A death, a sickness, a tragedy. Life is raw, our world is broken and death is a reality. Those are the facts. Amidst the pain that inevitably comes with each and every life, I want to issue a challenge to all of us. It is so very easy to … More Resolved: To allow my beliefs to be dictated not by emotion but by the Word of God.
I will never forget pulling away from a leprosy colony in Southern India the summer of 2003. I was 13 then and had just helped my family conduct a worship service for a couple dozen Christians in the colony. As our car bumped along the terrifyingly narrow, one-lane mountain road, I vividly remember looking … More Thank God I’ve Got Fingers and Toes
Everyone wants to know their life matters. We all want to know we’re going to make an impact-that it matters that we were here on this earth. I am now nearing the end of my twenties and the fantastic fact that I am not immortal has finally caught up with me. With marriage and kids … More Am I Making My Life Count? – a self check
The New City Catechism was introduced to Andrew and I at the Gospel Coalition Conference in Indianapolis, IN in April. This new Catechism was propelled into print by The Gospel Coalition, Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Pastor: Tim Keller), and Crossway. Catechisms are simply Christian doctrine put into a short, concise question and answer format. They are … More Catechism; of days gone by or a timeless discipline?
I have had people tell me it is okay to get angry with God-that it is even okay to cuss God out: “He knows what you feel anyways”, and “He’s your friend; be honest with Him; it’s what He wants.” Come as you are, right? Is that right? Is it okay for me to get angry … More Is Anger with God Sin?- What does the Bible have to say?