Human beings have an interesting fascination with abundance and wealth. In many parts of our culture, success is measured by how many profits you make. Holiday seasons are polluted with the chants of consumerism, as sales and commercials tell us to get more stuff. Even this past February, the Lunar New Year was celebrated throughout the world. One of the commonly spoken Chinese greetings is Gong Xi Fa Cai, which literally translates as “Congratulations and Be Prosperous.” It is a wish for others to become more prosperous than the previous year. Read More →
Let’s be honest: No one likes to answer tough questions, specifically when they make us feel at a loss for an answer. Our pride tells us that it is an exploitation of our credibility or our witness if we are unable to answer objections towards what we believe. We have imaginations of being mocked as fools. It is considered one of the main reasons why some Christians are afraid to share their faith and would hesitate to do so because they think they are “not ready” or “unworthy”. In other cases, some people would provide any answer to convince others (and might I dare say, themselves) that they are not baffled. They supply answers that are either unsound in human reason or a tactic of avoidance instead of answering the question directly. In my opinion, one of the worst arguments that one can use is to simply hide behind the word “faith,” thinking that it is a sufficient answer lacking no additional thought. In reality, it creates the impression that Christians don’t examine the validity of their beliefs, and act stubbornly rather than believe in truth for the sake of being true.