Love and Knowledge

There is a close connection between love and knowledge. To be loved and yet not to be known is terrifying. One would always doubt if the lover of one would continue in that love if he or she were to know all that there was to know of one. If he or she would just […]

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In What Sense is God Bigger than the Bible?

God is certainly bigger than the Bible. However, this soundbyte can, and have been, abused – so here I draw a sketch on what the phrase may mean and doesn’t mean. First, then, the positive sketch. God is bigger than the Bible in the sense that he exists prior to it and is ontologically independent of […]

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Mythbusters: Do your best and God will do the rest

Well it’s been a while since the last blog post on Covenantal Thoughts. This month the folks at CT will be discussing various myths about religion in general and Christianity in particular. The myths we select are those that, according to our perception, seems to be gaining traction in a popular level. We begin with […]

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Young, Rationalist, and No Longer Reformed?

Kevin Deyoung recently reviewed Austin Fisher’s book that was deliciously titled, Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed. I will admit beforehand that I have not read the book, nor is the purpose of this post to comment on or echo Deyoung’s perceptive critiques of it. Rather, reading Deyoung’s review reminds me of something that I’ve noticed over and […]

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Business & Christianity – Interview with Surya Hadi Sunarto

What is the relationship between Christianity and Business? Many would think that the two notions are entirely opposed to one another, and thus cannot go together. In our attempt to understand how it is that a Christian ought to live his life in the workplace, and thus to do business to the glory of God, […]

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Faith

What is Faith? Ask a random person on the street and she will probably answer that the things of faith are those that are outside the realm of the knowable. Science determines knowledge, while faith rests on blind ignorance. Others will say that faith is a private, internal, or supplementary aspect of one’s cognitive life […]

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Valentine’s Day and the Affections

  I found out on a radio show today that Valentine’s day elicits the most text messages sent from a drunken person to some lost loved one. It’s a day known for both brave acts of chivalry and embarrassing events of sentimentality. Let’s reflect a little, however, about what the culture is trying to communicate […]

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Secular or Sacred? Work and the Christian

  God created the heavens and the earth, and He made man on the sixth day. Upon the creation of man God commanded them to be fruitful and multiply. Now why did He do this? The first, and most basic, answer is so that His glory would spread all over the earth. Men are created […]

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Flappy Bird, Pascal, and Distraction

I’ve got a confession to make. I’m deeply addicted to Candy Crush. And I never got into Flappy Bird. But there’s a whole lot of hullabaloo going on nowadays about this apparently annoying yet addictive game.  These sorts of games seem so trivial, silly, and downright a waste of time. Why are we so addicted to […]

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