Semiotics and the Ontological Argument: An Exploration of the Existence of God from the Axioms of Communication

On December 30, 2017, in Apologetics, Insights, Personal, Philosophy, by july

It is finished! I’ve never read so much stuff in so little time to write so short an essay on so complex a topic. My paper can now be accessed from this link: Semiotics and the Ontological Argument: An Exploration of the Existence of God from the Axioms of Communication I certainly hope I had […]


Three Areas of Research I Want to Explore Further

On December 26, 2016, in Apologetics, Personal, Philosophy, by july

I have learned a whole lot this year on different touch points of reality. Two of the most exciting ones which I hope to really learn more are theodicies and abstract objects. I’m especially grateful to my professors, friends and classmates who I pestered with tons of questions. It’s interesting to survey how people think […]


Yet Another Reflection on Time

On October 4, 2015, in Personal, by july

I have recently been thinking on reshuffling my activities. Over the past month, I’ve done a little bit of assessment on where my time is invested. Knowing where to best invest one’s time in requires prioritizing. Here’s how things work for me. The rule of the thumb is to invest all my time to honor […]


Mentoring Paradigm – Good Mentors Find Their Identity In Christ

On August 30, 2015, in Christian Living, Insights, Leadership, Personal, by july

One time when I was having dinner with a friend, this question came to my mind: “where do you get your identity from?” It dawned on me that Christians strangle their walk with God because they get their identity in who they are, not whose they are. I write this as a hypocrite. As much […]


Reflections on Time, Reading and Eternity

On July 29, 2015, in Insights, Personal, by july

There’s this still surviving superstition in the Philippines saying that babies born at around midnight are known to be daring. I (or at least I have been told that I) was born some time around midnight. It turns out, some superstitions just aren’t always true, and this is one of them. I very rarely take […]


A Penguin’s View On Gay Marriage – Why Throw Muds If We Can Build Bridges?

On June 29, 2015, in Christian Living, Insights, Personal, by july

In any debate, it is very easy to misrepresent one side by building up a straw man in order to debunk it. It is unfortunate that in building straw men, there can hardly be any advancement in conversations.  As such, by being either gay or Christian, it is near impossible to push forward one’s cause […]


Mentoring Paradigm – Effective Leaders Lead with Humble Boldness

On June 14, 2015, in Christian Living, Insights, Leadership, Personal, by july

A Christian life should be modeled in nothing else apart from the Trinity. Just as each distinct person of the Trinity is identified on the context of a relationship [1], so too must we, Christians, identify ourselves in the context of relationships. Man is not meant to live alone. In Genesis 2:18, God even thought […]


Mentoring Paradigms – Effective Leaders are Humble Learners

On June 7, 2015, in Christian Living, Insights, Leadership, Personal, by july

Former American President Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep in January 6, 1919. In his deathbed, he was found with a book tucked under his pillow. Even in the last moment of his life, TR remained faithful in learning. It was a life invested in pursuit of wisdom. Such an imagery shows an important lesson […]


Lee Kuan Yew and the Meaning of Life

On March 23, 2015, in Insights, Leadership, Personal, by july

This is the day the world mourns for the death of the man who transformed Singapore from a lackluster city into a dominant player that it is today. Opinions rarely fall on one side of the ravine. In almost every scenario, an evaluation of a man’s life falls on two buckets—the good he did, and […]


The Case for Christian Apologetics

On March 9, 2015, in Apologetics, Insights, Personal, by july

Pop Quiz. Can you identify any disciple of Christ or any highly regarded church father who taught that apologetics is unbiblical? When one considers the evidence we have on hand, history tells us that Christianity, from Jesus to the early church fathers, thought that apologetics is not only an option, it is a requirement. Consider […]


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