RIP, Megachurch

A particular megachurch that I used to go to has become a monolith. What do I mean by “monolith”? One dictionary defines it as “a large, impersonal political, corporate, or social structure regarded as indivisible and slow to change”. Gone are the days when worship songs freely came flowing from hearts of the church songwriters…

In Memory of Myles Munroe

Video commentary Where was God in the tragic death of one of his choice servants? This is a tender and volatile time in the Charismatic and Pentecostal religious world, as people ponder the wisdom, ethics or perhaps just the diplomacy of a perceived “personal” God, who makes personal decisions about who goes or stays, when…

When is the “last days”?

The following is my response to a Facebook post about a so-called rapture in the last days. From my understanding, 2 Peter was written to the first century church and the “last days” refers to the last days of the old covenant when Jerusalem would be destroyed by the Roman army in AD70. Jesus spoke…

Nature is my mega church

About the last true hermit Christopher Knight said that he lost his identity during his years of solitude. “With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have…

An archetype of the scapegoat

This picture of the sacrificial lamb is a cogent symbolic representation of a scapegoat. According to the articles on Rene Girard’s theory of violence, religion and the scapegoat that I have read, the issue of scapegoating has been going on throughout human history. I am reflecting that it is somewhat ironic that the christian institutional…

‘Elephant in the Room’ by Dylan Morrison

I have listened to the video by Dylan Morrison, and I noted that due to human nature to have mimetic desires, we all tend to absorb others’ desires and make them as our own. According to Dylan, in many religious or spiritual communities, pastors, ministers, etc tend to have a strong desire to “serve god”,…

Whatever happened to the gospel and the grace revolution?

It seems that much of today’s evangelical Christian version of the gospel of grace is that of the “health and wealth gospel” that emphasises on prosperity, health and healing. I am not really against the health and wealth aspects of the gospel as I acknowledge Jesus came to heal the sick and multiply loaves and…

Christ Not Christianity

I revised the poetry from the YouTube video “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus,” taking it a step further in order to separate the idea of “Christ” from “Christ-ianity.” There is the person and spirit of “Christ” and then there is the man-contrived doctrine and theology “-ianity” that came after Christ. Not differentiating between…

How to identify a cult

Here’s sharing this interesting article in which the writer has made a detailed observation on how cults are formed through three general stages of development. I think these stages may apply not only to some governmental or political organisations but also to some church organisations. The first stage usually starts with a new organisation being…