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 […]

 

Not About Me

On March 29, 2014, in Insights, Personal, by july

Whenever I am given the chance to facilitate a discussion, I always try my best to put my best foot forward.  I don’t always make long preparations, but I know that when I make preparations, I do my best to draw out the best inventory of knowledge that I have in order to share to […]

 

Environment, Happiness, and Meaning

On October 6, 2013, in Insights, Personal, by july

Not too long ago, me and my friends watched this video of Oxana Malaya, a human being turned feral in the company of dogs. If my memory serves me right (too lazy to re-research), when she was discovered by her neighbors, she has already been exhibiting dog-like behavior merely 3 months of being in company […]

 

Why Atheism Will Die and What Atheists Can Do About It

On September 8, 2013, in Insights, Personal, by july

Atheism over the last century and this have seen a steady rise, both in numbers and influence.  The likes of Voltaire, Nietzsche, and Marx rallied the world in a godless society on the one hand and on the other hand, the vile influence of religious extremism (Or perhaps to make a more politically incorrect statement, […]

 

Why Being a Servant Is Cool (Ahem… Nation of Servants)

On June 8, 2013, in Insights, by july

Four years ago, a columnist by the name of Chip Tsao made a comment in an article calling the Philippines a nation of servants.  It sparked widespread condemnation that culminated into a humble apology of the writer. Elsewhere, a similar news spread virally in the small Southeast Asian archipelago, praising the Filipinos for their *cough* […]

 

Why A Vision Is Every Leader’s Friend

On April 10, 2013, in Insights, Leadership, Personal, by july

Have you ever been led by a leader who doesn’t really know what he wants? To answer in the affirmative is to risk exposing unwelcome realities.  Yet to many who have been there, who have lived through life in a hodgepodge of people around them, one cannot possibly deny that at least at some point […]

 

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