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God's Mission: An Option or a Commandment?
Written by Conrade Yap   
Monday, 24 February 2014 16:55

God’s Mission for Us: An Option or a Commandment?

“Your mission, if you choose to accept, ………” is a popular pre-mission starting line in each episode of the action movie, “Mission Impossible.” I pondered about that when someone raised the question, “Is God’s mission something for us to choose to accept?” Put it another way, is God’s mission for us an option or a commandment?

If it is an option, then we are all set. We have been well trained in the art of exercising and insisting upon choices. We choose everything from who to vote for, to whether to exercise our vote or not. We choose who to give money to. We choose what to eat every lunch time after Church. We choose who to fellowship with. We choose what to buy and where to shop. There is even a grocery store named “Choices.” For those of us who are passionate about supporting Canadian businesses or BC-owned companies, we choose to avoid those American big box stores and support local ones. With such a mindset, it is very easy to transfer our demand for consumer choices to the choosing of whether God’s mission is for us or not. The question: Is God’s mission equated to a supermarket of options for us to pick and choose?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:01
Dangerous Stories of the Kingdom
Written by John Tsang   
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:11

Dangerous Stories of the Kingdom – Mark 4:1-12

A while back ago, I was sitting beside someone at a wedding banquet who went to see the art exhibit of Ai WeiWei at the AGO in Toronto. Our conversation piqued my curiosity. Ai is a Chinese social critic who uses film, sculptures, installations, and photography as his medium to convey a provocative message. WeiWei is described as an ‘icon of resistance’ by a New York Post columnist. Ai is intentional yet subtle; loud yet quiet; precise yet mysterious. Just for fun, see if you can uncover the hidden message of the following art exhibits (the interpretations given below in the footnote).


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:19
Average People?
Written by Conrade Yap   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:47

Average People?

A story was told of a shepherd who found a newly born lion’s cub in the field. He felt pity for the little creature and brought it home with him. He fed it. He nursed it. He even put the cub together with his goats. Soon, the cub grew up and moved like the goats, ate like the goats, and behaved like a goat. Whatever the other goats did, the lion followed. Whenever the goats ran, the little lion ran too. Such a story reminds me of how nurture can shape nature. The mighty lion has become like a billy goat. It is like a Lamborghini sports car that thinks it is only a Ford Escort. As a result, the sports superstar never achieves what it is created to be. Likewise, humans can  imitate an environment that is content to be a mere average, regardless of one’s prowess. Pastor and author, Eugene Peterson reminds us.

The Puzzle is why so many people live so badly. Not so wickedly, but so inanely. Not so cruelly, but so stupidly. There is little to admire and less to imitate in the people who are prominent in our culture. We have celebrities but not saints. Famous entertainers amuse a nation of bored insomniacs. Infamous criminals act out the aggressions of timid conformists. Petulant and spoiled athletes play games vicariously for lazy and apathetic spectators. People, aimless and bored, amuse themselves with trivia and trash. Neither the adventure of goodness nor the pursuit of righteousness gets headlines. (Eugene Peterson, Run With the Horses, IVP, 1983 p11)

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