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What is Worship?

Worship is an integral part of our Christian lives and therefore not optional. God created us for the purpose of worshiping Him. In simple terms, worship is meeting with God. Worship serves as a beautiful demonstration of our love…

Human Depravity

Recently my wife and I were shaken by the news on TV of an 18 year old mom in Calgary accused of killing her 26 day old baby. The police have confirmed that it is a case of homicide as the baby’s head had been hit with a blunt object. As…

Suffering for nothing?

The book of Job helps us to understand the theology of suffering. Here are some insights: 1. The Book of Job teaches that God allows suffering for a reason. Even Job’s suffering had a definite reason behind it though Job himself never got…

Holy Spirit’s Role in Mission

Mission is a word which is often misunderstood. Some regard mission as spreading political influence or as a massive welfare program for underdeveloped societies of the world. Others view mission as something related to civilizing barbaric…

John Calvin: Theologian Par Excellence

In Christian history, a study of the reformation period is always fascinating and intriguing. One of the towering personalities of the Reformation is John Calvin. If Martin Luther was the one who initiated the movement, it was Calvin who…

Early Church Controversies: Arianism

1. Introduction Arianism is one of the major heresies that rocked the Church during the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries. Named after it founder Arius, Arianism challenged the true divinity of Jesus Christ and attempted to demolish the…

Is it possible to see God face to face?

The Scripture states that some men of the Old Testament era saw God face to face. The special list includes people like Jacob (Gen. 32:30), Moses (Ex. 33:11), Isaiah (Isa. 6:1) and Ezekiel (Ezek. 1:28). Likewise, the elders of Israel also…