New Wine (Part Four): A New Creation, A Thanksgiving

by Johannes Tjendro [su_quote]So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! – 2 Cor 5:17[/su_quote] How would you describe love? Perhaps words like reckless, foolish, impractical, naive, or old-fashioned may come to mind–at least through the eyes of the world. Love belongs […]

New Wine (Part Three): When the Pain Is Too Much to Bear

by Brian Jeremy Thian [su_quote]“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” ― Epicurus[/su_quote] How can suffering and […]

New Wine (Part Two): When God Goes “Silent”

by Gabriella Isadora Spykerman We’ve all been there before. The one sided conversation, the frustration of conversing with a wall. Be it in the quiet of the adoration room or in the most random moments of the day, we’ve all  had some rendition of the same thought: Jesus, why have you gone silent on me? […]

New Wine (Part One): Finding Light in Darkness

by Joseph Fernandez Holy darkness, blessed night Heaven’s answer hidden from our sight As we await You, O God of silence We embrace Your holy night – Holy Darkness, Dan Schutte Imagine yourself waking up in the middle of a dark night. You exit your house and begin wandering around a dimly-lit forest. You cannot […]

Redemption: Moving in Faith

by Nicholas Noel Loo Have you ever wished you could begin anew? Have there been choices that you’ve come to regret, or experiences you wish you never have been subject to? How desperately and deeply have you longed for redemption? When I recount the times I’ve fallen short in my friendships and life choices, I […]