Praise the Lord! Jesus is risen!

The Lord Jesus is risen!
He is risen indeed!

I just got back from an Easter drama production called Love Rescue Me at Cornerstone Church. It made me feel alive in Christ and reminded me of the hope we have in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus came to bring faith to those who lack faith.
He came to bring joy, care and love to the hard working Marthas in the world.
He also came to bring a sense of hope to the men who are searching for meaning in this life.
He also came to set the captives free from the blind, deaf, lame, all sicknesses and those captive to sin.

Praise the Lord! Jesus is risen!

The hermeneutical quiz on biblical worldview

I just took a This hermeneutics quiz (also taken by several bloggers). When I do take tests like these, I often question the validity of them so I never take them very seriously. But I will post this one. This one may have more dimensions to it so it may be more accurate and less skewed than most tests out there. This hermeneutics test rates how one interprets the bible. I am not surprised that I came out to be a hermeneutical conservative scoring a 47, but I’m closer toward the moderate end of conservative. The range for “conservative” runs from 20 to 52 (20 being on the more conservative end of the scale).

I’ve been tagged for a bible meme

Robert Jimenez, from Wierdthinkers tagged me with the Bible meme. (I usually don’t do these meme things but here it is).

1. What translation of the Bible do you like best? Today’s New International Version (TNIV). Then in second place comes the New Living Translation (NLTse).

2. Old or New Testament? New Testament

3. Favorite Book of the Bible? Romans

4. Favorite Chapter? Romans 7

5. Favorite Verse? (feel free to explain yourself if you have to)

  • Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is true worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:1-2, TNIV)

6. Bible character you think you’re most like? Timothy, I think.

7. One thing from the Bible that confuses you?

Many things from the book of Revelation including ElShaddai’s interest in preterism.

8. Moses or Paul? Paul

9. A teaching from the Bible that you struggle with or don’t get?

The bible has so many stories where they kill the bad guys but if it was done today, they might be charged for genocide by the United Nations. Just because the bible says it, does it make it right?

10. Coolest name in the Bible? Quartus (Rom. 16:23). Sounds like a cross between Curtis and “quarter”.

Now, I’m suppose to tag five other people:

I tag: Suzanne McCarthy of Suzanne’s Bookshelf, Joe Myzia of Blaugmenting, Peter Kirk of Gentle Wisdom, Rick Mansfield of This Lamp, and Jeremy Pierce of Parableman.

New posts on Taiwan

I have recently blogged on our personal blog site on Little Red Piggy about The Navigators campus ministry, and with a Presbyterian church in Changhua, Taiwan. Sorry, I have not had much time to blog on WordAlone as my time is limited on the Internet here. Though I have not added any new posts, I still check out the blogs in my little circle of blogging friends from time to time. Peace and blessings to everyone.

My experience in Taiwan

I am in Taiwan right now and you are invited to visit our personal blog at http://kevinalicesam.blogspot.com/ to read about our experience in Taiwan. I will still blog on WordAlone but will do losts of blogging this summer about Taiwan. This Sunday, we visited a Presbyterian church in Changhua City which was established in 1866 by some Scottish missionaries who also established the largest hospital in Changhua City.