Stirring the Soul and Energizing the Mind: The Kōan as a Meditative Tool

Photo by Ian Turnell Craig C. Downer’s Wonder Streams of the Soul is a stunning collection of inspirational poems and philosophical musings that attempt to seek truth and insight into nature, the soul, and life. Reading Wonder Streams of the Soul, I am reminded of the meditation tool used in Zen Buddhism to teach and test…

A Literary Journey: Learning from Scripture and Deepening Faith

Photo by Francis Gomes The journey into perfect love through spiritual growth and dedicated action can be difficult and often seems inconceivable, but through faith and trust in God, everything is possible. The journey into perfect love through spiritual growth and dedicated action can be difficult and often seems inconceivable, but through faith and trust…

Understanding The Value Of Fellowship With Fellow Believers

Photo by Ronê Ferreira Fellowship is integral to who we are as believers in the faith. Gathering to lend support and encourage one another is an experience that lets us be a part of something only God can make possible. Our life is the most remarkable testimony we can share with the world. However, it’s…

Two Sides Of The Freedom Coin

Photo by Jeff Weese People read, dream, rejoice in the notion of freedom, and teach, advocate, and hope for freedom, but what does freedom mean? Generally, freedom means many things to many people. You can politically view freedom as having the opportunity to vote for particular people, ideas, or parties that best represent your personal…

Our Faithfulness to God and to Others

Photo by Luis Quintero In the book Servants Heart by Jamie Pulos-fry, the author writes that God encompasses faithfulness. People can illustrate faithfulness by being in the likeness of God. However, it doesn’t only exist from the religious perspective. How does it differ in the romantic eye? How do you show faithfulness? If someone were…