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1. Happiness Under Attack
[media:20110911215140170 width:600 height:0 border:0 align:none src:disp link:1 alt:1 linksrc:disp]Today is the tenth anniversary of 9/11. All this week, we have seen the stories of 9/11 being told on the news media, evoking different emotions in different people. Some of you don’t want to see it, others feel very sad seeing ...
by Sam Stone on 09/11 09:11AM - Story - 5,339 Hits

2. What If There’s No Hell? Really?
[media:20110501130426866 width:580 height:0 border:0 align:none link:1 alt:1 src:orig] The recent Time magazine cover story What If There’s No Hell? stimulated debates in the media as well as within the Christian community. Maybe because I was raised in a Buddhist context, or maybe it is an innate problem within the Western ...
by Sam Stone on 05/01 01:02PM - Story - 7,068 Hits

3. The Stones Will Shout Out
[media:20110418115731566 width:580 height:0 border:1 align:none src:disp link:0 alt:0 linksrc:disp] When I became a U.S. citizen, I was filled with great excitement and hope for this great nation. I was convinced that we have a great government system that was designed to ensure the balance of power, the rule of law, ...
by Sam Stone on 04/18 10:38AM - Story - 4,098 Hits

4. Love Divine - An Orange Without Seeds
[media:2011032520113860 width:580 src:disp height:0 border:1 align:none link:1 alt:1] When my wife and I started dating in college, she was still a Buddhist. Many things that she said surprised me, and one of them that I still vividly remember was, “I hope my love won’t become a sacrifice.” I didn’t understand ...
by Sam Stone on 03/25 07:54PM - Story - 4,697 Hits

5. The Joy of Relational Intelligence
[media:20110128224030620 width:580 height:0 border:1 align:none link:1 alt:1 src:disp] A family friend told me recently that his 42-year-old daughter was going through a midlife crisis and a difficult time in her relationship. He was busy helping her through this tough time, but, being a father, he felt awkward to help an ...
by Sam Stone on 01/28 09:46PM - Story - 6,250 Hits

6. What is a Fruitful Life?
[media:20110128234912858 width:580 height:0 border:1 align:none src:disp link:1 alt:1] A fruitful life is a life filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the elements of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). Therefore, in order to be fruitful, you must be in the Spirit ...
by Sam Stone on 01/09 11:16PM - Story - 11,832 Hits

7. Is My Pursuit of God’s Kingdom Self-serving?
[media:20110129002850840 width:500 height:0 border:1 align:none src:disp link:1 alt:1 linksrc:disp] After reading my previous post, you might question whether it is a proper motive to pursue the kingdom of God with the expectation that everything we need would be given to us as well. I have encountered some critics that said ...
by Sam Stone on 01/03 12:09AM - Story - 6,978 Hits

8. The Pursuit of the Kingdom of God
[media:20110129000609900 width:500 height:0 border:1 align:none src:disp link:1 alt:1 linksrc:disp] Happy New Year everyone! What’s your New Year resolution? Mine is to take Matthew 6:33 to another level in my life, hopefully to the ultimate level. The NRSV translates, “But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and ...
by Sam Stone on 01/01 12:01PM - Story - 4,598 Hits