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8 Powerful Lessons from 2020

2021-01-13T16:32:51+08:00

8 Powerful Lessons from 2020 NOT a few persons ask me, “Bo, what will 2021 look like? Will it be better or will it be worse?” People are afraid. I cannot count the number of times I’ve read in social media, “If only I can cancel 2020, I will…” Hey, I get where this sentiment is coming from. I’ve got friends who lost a mother, a father, a grandmother, a grandfather, a spouse, a sibling. I know of people who lost their jobs, their businesses, even their homes. Depression and anxiety became rampant. But today, I want to [...]

8 Powerful Lessons from 20202021-01-13T16:32:51+08:00

Worship the Wild God

2021-01-13T14:27:04+08:00

Worship the Wild God WHY did they worship a golden cow? That was insane. I’m talking about the Hebrews who were led by Moses out of 400 years of slavery from Egypt. I don’t understand it. Didn’t they just see the Red Sea divide right before their eyes? Didn’t they just see 10 plagues? How in the world would. they be so foolish as to bow to an idol? But that’s human nature. We want to worship a God that we can control. We want a God who will do what we tell Him to do, when we [...]

Worship the Wild God2021-01-13T14:27:04+08:00

Many Towers of Babel Still Exist

2021-01-12T14:09:09+08:00

Many Towers of Babel Still Exist BELIEVE ME, after 40 years of ministry, I’ve seen it all. I’ve met a lot of persons who don’t have to wait to die before they go to Hell. They are living in Hell now. Because of pride, ego, selfishness, and greed. Evil has taken over their life. And they are so miserable. They seem no longer human. I’ve seen this Hell in marriages, families, organizations, churches, businesses, and governments. They become Towers of Babel. Yet I’ve also seen miracles happen—where God shows up. In one moment of grace, some of these [...]

Many Towers of Babel Still Exist2021-01-12T14:09:09+08:00

Progress Without God

2021-01-12T14:09:34+08:00

Progress Without God In Genesis 4, we meet their two sons, Cain and Abel. And Cain murders his brother Abel. This story is telling us, “Every time you hurt someone, you’re hurting a brother.” Cain builds the first human city. And his children and grandchildren develop musical instruments, livestock raising, and metal tools. But alas, they also develop more violence. More oppression. Especially violence against women. The powerful abusing the powerless. Genesis was written 3,000 years ago but I still see the stories of Genesis when I watch CNN today. It’s Progress without God. One day, all this [...]

Progress Without God2021-01-12T14:09:34+08:00

Restart Your Life

2021-01-12T14:06:03+08:00

Restart Your Life TODAY, we talk about Noah’s Ark. Warning: This is deep. Oh, believe me, Noah’s Ark is not just a cute children’s bedtime story where an old guy was able to carry a pair of elephants, giraffes, and monkeys in his wooden boat. (Did He also bring a pair of termites? Hope not.) Noah’s Ark is a profound theological story of why God allows evil to run its course -- so that we can restart our life. It’s also a powerful story of how God still sees good in us that’s worth rescuing. I pray for [...]

Restart Your Life2021-01-12T14:06:03+08:00

Many Towers of Babel Still Exist

2021-01-12T14:06:10+08:00

Many Towers of Babel Still Exist BELIEVE me, after 40 years of ministry, I’ve seen it all. I’ve met a lot of persons who don’t have to wait to die before they go to Hell. They are living in Hell now. Because of pride, ego, selfishness, and greed. Evil has taken over their life. And they are so miserable. They seem no longer human. I’ve seen this Hell in marriages, families, organizations, churches, businesses, and governments. They become Towers of Babel. Yet I’ve also seen miracles happen—where God shows up. In one moment of grace, some of these [...]

Many Towers of Babel Still Exist2021-01-12T14:06:10+08:00

The Eden Expansion Project

2021-01-12T14:06:17+08:00

The Eden Expansion Project Okay, let’s talk about the first mountain: Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. 9The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden, he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches… (Genesis 2:8-10 NLT, emphasis mine) The [...]

The Eden Expansion Project2021-01-12T14:06:17+08:00

Warning: They Had a Different Cosmology

2021-01-12T14:06:26+08:00

Warning: They Had a Different Cosmology Throughout the Bible, God met peopleat mountaintops From Abraham to Moses to Elijah to Jesus. How come? Because according to the ancient worldview, which was the worldview of our Biblical authors, a mountain was the meeting point between Heaven and Earth. Perhaps you’re scratching your head now-- not because you haven’t shampooed— but because you wonder why a mountain was a meeting point. This has got to do with the Biblical writer’s cosmology, which is very different from ours. Cosmology means how you understand the universe. Using a Hubble (right), [...]

Warning: They Had a Different Cosmology2021-01-12T14:06:26+08:00

Restart Your Life

2021-01-12T14:06:34+08:00

Restart Your Life TODAY, we talk about Noah’s Ark. Warning: This is deep. Oh, believe me, Noah’s Ark is not just a cute children’s bedtime story where an old guy was able to carry a pair of elephants, giraffes, and monkeys in his wooden boat. (Did He also bring a pair of termites? Hope not.) Noah’s Ark is a profound theological story of why God allows evil to run its course -- so that we can restart our life. It’s also a powerful story of how God still sees good in us that’s worth rescuing. I pray for [...]

Restart Your Life2021-01-12T14:06:34+08:00

Our Issue Today: Ending and Beginning

2021-01-12T14:06:41+08:00

Our Issue Today: Ending and Beginning Hello, Dear Feast Family! THAT’s right. This issue is about ending and beginning. In our Flashback section, Fr. Bob McConaghy caps his series on the Holy Mass with a historical backgrounder about the host we receive during Holy Communion. Read on, page 4. Still in Flashback, we also end our series on Miracles and More with Talk 9, Make Me Whole. Check out, page 7. Actually, we have a third “ending.” As you will note, we are “ending” the task of Bro. Bo in introducing Our Issue Today. I, yours truly, the [...]

Our Issue Today: Ending and Beginning2021-01-12T14:06:41+08:00