THE PROBLEM OF EVIL

Some time ago there was a Minneapolis incident which became a national issue due to contact with criminal justice and racial issues. This issue triggered large demonstrations in several states. We do not look at the issue pragmatically, but in relationship. We cannot ignore the theological context if we want...

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ARE WE TRULY FREE?

July fourth is a day to celebrate our freedom as a nation. It is very helpful for us to take a moment to ponder what real freedom really is and what it means for us? We should think as strangers from the kingdom of heaven how to love and celebrate...

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A Day With Father

Charles Francis Adams, the 19th century political figure and diplomat, kept a diary. One day he entered: “Went fishing with my son today—a day wasted.” His son, Brook Adams, also kept a diary, which is still in existence. On that same day, Brook Adams made this entry: “Went fishing with...

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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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