What does it mean to be Pentecostal? Guest blogger Nicole Ponder has the scoop: I recently took a spiritual giftings test and scored highest in the following three things: Gift of Hospitality Gift of Discernment Gift of Tongues “Yep, okay, those make sense” was my reaction as I read the results. This was not my first giftings test in my thirty-one years. In fact, it was … Continue reading What’s Up With That Pentecostal Girl?
What is success built on? Guest blogger Matt Liu shares his insight: This year has been a fantastic year for my friends. My friend Katrina got an offer letter from Tesla with less than a year of formal computer science education on her résumé. My friend Rishi was accepted to Harvard Business School. My friend Julie opened her trendy bar in a big city. Friends … Continue reading What it Means to Be Very Successful
He’s a world-renowned evangelist. Millions of people have become Christians because of him. That should sound inspiring to me. Instead, I sit in the thousand-seater church, picking at a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, and mentally consider my dessert options for afterwards. Donuts To Go or an Oreo McFlurry? I know what’s coming: an altar call. I dislike altar calls. I find them confrontational and emotionally-manipulative. (Read more about … Continue reading Give Me Real Christianity
One of my favourite films of all time is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It’s my favourite, not only because of the beautiful shots of Iceland, Ben Stiller, and an evil Adam Scott, but ironically enough, Walter’s daydreams. Walter Mitty is a daydreamer and he daydreams constantly, causing him to miss trains and other pieces of important information. The whole premise of the movie is … Continue reading My Name is Savvy and I’m a Walter Mitty