Confessions of a Depressed Hypocrite

I find it very hard to understand what real depression is and what are the main causes of this debilitating disease might be! Maybe I occasionally feel depressed myself but not to the extent that I feel useless but more disappointed in myself for feeling as though I might have let my family and friends down.

Finding Grace

First, I want to confess that I somehow think that even if anyone read this, no one will actually say anything to me. So do I really know that what I write is important, or if anyone cares? I don’t care anymore. It is not just about the audience, it is about the fact that there are so many thoughts in my mind and I need somewhere that I can dump them and process them in a safe space.

The confessions are that I am such a hypocrite. I am jealous. I get envious. And I act as if it is all about how I am suffering. There are so much guilt within me about how I have pushed my friends away, how I have hurt them, and how I say one thing but want something else. The truth is, I want the attention. I want someone to care, but…

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Why Beauty Points Us Towards The Existence Of God

I found this article to be entirely consistent with a Biblical understanding of God’s beautiful creation and the beauty contained in some beautiful structure (such as the above Cathedral) which draws one to contemplate the sheer beauty of it’s construction with skilled hands and thus may cause you to think on the purpose of it’s construction, to worship the Creator of all things great and small!

Philosophy & Stuff

We Christian philosophers are often trying to keep up to date with the latest arguments for the existence of God and any objections that may come up against those arguments. We are not just trying to affirm our own individual beliefs by way of rationalising our emotional interest; we genuinely attempt to reveal the truth of God’s existence in everyday objects, fields of study and experiences that can persuade even the most devout of unbelievers.

Most of us are familiar with the classical arguments for God’s existence which have, over millennia, taken various forms though they express the same fundamental truth or body of truths. Namely, our knowledge and experience of the universe (why it exists at all, how it originated, the fine-tuning of physical constants and biological life) all point upwards, above and beyond, to some great being we know as God.

More recently, what is known as the…

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Q & A

A very topical conversation about the meaning of what love truly

Finding Grace

One issue I have been thinking more recently than before, and knowing the way our society is “progressing” to, it is one that I can’t ignore. It will be inevitable. As much as we can disagree with it, I feel that outside pressure will be too unbearable for many of us and we conform to a vast number of people on the issue. But I am not here to talk about politics. Instead, I want to address some questions that have been asked of me recently in light of my same-sex attraction, from both Christians and non-Christians.

1. If God doesn’t change your orientation, how do you feel about that?

I have pondered this question many times. I have asked or prayed for change and healing. I believe that miracles do happen and there is nothing God can’t do. However, I also believe that God doesn’t promise us that we…

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For the Love of Persecution

A topical reminder of what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century.

Finding Grace

So apparently, the number of Christians in Australia has fallen. It comes not at a surprise, but it did give me time to think and reflect.

I think we in Australia are getting too comfortable here. Many of us don’t believe that there is a concept called persecution. When it is all smooth sailing, we are happily using God as our personal ATM machines. But when persecution does come, we run away like deers caught in the headlights. It is true. Persecution will happen. In fact, it is an undeniable truth that has already started to invade our shores. Sure, it may not be in the form of death and violence, but what is more dangerous is the way that humanism and secularism slowly crept their way into our society.

We see now more than ever where people used the liberal terms to start to question God’s authority over our…

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Creating Safe Space

Finding Grace

I feel that creating a safe space where there is just me is difficult. Not because it is impossible, but because it is very risk-taking to do so on your own. I want to be free, to be able to feel without judgment or feeling guilty for them. Yet, as I step into this new territory, and test out the waters, the fear of the unknown scares me. The fear of uncertainty brings out an anxiousness in me that is like a washing machine trying to wash clean dirty clothes.

So this got me thinking. After last week’s intense counselling session, I often thought about the idea of what it means to have a safe space. The interest thing is, I don’t think it is just about a physical place where we feel safe from danger. I had the wrong idea that I needed to be safe from emotions as…

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