Motherhood: A Glorious Design of The Lord

Motherhood is the glorious design of the Lord Jesus. In the way to fulfill God’s great plan of salvation, as the solo executor of this plan, the second Person of the Triune God took a form of man in incarnation and blessed the womb of Mary. It explained explicitly how...

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2020 Easter

Fourth of July is a national holiday, so is Memorial Day. In the United States, we celebrate those two days as a National Holiday, it is a remembrance of America’shistory and identity, it isn’t unusual to see a parade in your city or town celebrating those days with a carnival...

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The Universe Tells a Story

Many things stay as a mystery under the sun.  It seems like the universe is telling a story to humans.  Stories that require us to be responsive and wise in thinking and valuing life.  The Corona virus outbreaks is also a story excerpt that was told by the universe even...

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2020 IEC Theme – Rooted and Built up in Him

2020 Theme Rooted and Built up in Him Colossians 2:7 Happy New Year! The Indonesian Evangelical Church’s selected theme for 2020 is taken from Colossians 2:7: “rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing in thankfulness.” In looking at the situation...

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Starting a different life with a new heart and spirit

In the beginning, human life began, decorated, and blessed with beauty, goodness, and glory (Genesis 1). The desire to have a life beyond blessed satisfaction given by the Creator is fatal to the entire life order of the human race. It can be concluded that because of the rebellion against...

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Christmas In Different Places

As Christmas draws near, what will your Christmas celebration look like? For instance in Japan, Christmas is not a major holiday! Sadly, because of the low number of Christians (about 1% of the population) and lack of Christians traditions, Christmas is a minor event in Japan. But in recent years,...

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Heart Health

For the third year in a row, about seven-in-ten Americans (69%) said reducing health care costs should be a top priority for the president and Congress this year. This reflects an 8-percentage-point increase from 2011, though is little changed from last year (Peer-Review Report 2019). The problem being faced by...

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Cast all your cares to Jesus

Please indulge me a little, but there is a song by Five Iron Frenzy called “Every New Day” (warning: if you like traditional hymn music, you might be unhappy). I really enjoy this song, for one, it is ska-punk, second, the lyrics. When I was small, the furthest I could...

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Violence

It is not too wrong to say that violence has become a part of “culture & politics.” Violence accompanied by mass murder has become the new art of brutality. The Hong-Kong territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, warned that violence will push Hong Kong over the edge. Violence, no matter if it’s...

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Mission Trip

If you are not aware, members of Indonesian Evangelical Church in San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have traveled to Indonesia on a mission trip. From August 1 to 4th, we will go to several locations to do “missions” work. The idea of “missions” can be mysterious and expansive,...

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