by Dr. Ken Boa Some of us come to understand God’s purpose for us when we’re older, others when we’re younger; some after a long process of discovery, others through a sudden insight or vision. Finding our unique purpose can be fun and rewarding. It can also lead to sweat and tears, even persecution. Few […]
by Dr. Ken Boa The Process of Finding Your Purpose Our God-given calling (vocation) can be defined as our unchanging reason for being. It’s the essence of who we are, why we’re on earth, and what separates us from other humans. Unlike a career, our unique purpose comes with no expiration date; it is lifelong. […]
by Dr. Ken Boa The Next Generations and the Brevity of Life Moses captured the transitory nature of human life in Psalm 90: Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 In this oldest of Psalms, the only one written by Moses, we have the perspective of […]
Unavoidable Conflict The notion that the holidays serve as little more than emblems of family dysfunction is now a cliche, fodder for countless jokes, movies, and television shows. From National Lampoon’s A Christmas Vacation to The Ref, the modern take on the holiday season is decidedly cynical. These scenarios wouldn’t resonate so deeply if they […]
In the article below, Dr. Boa synthesizes material from several teaching sessions from his series Biblical Principles for Marriage and from portions of his spiritual formation text Conformed to His Image (primarily from chapter 18, “Holistic Spirituality”). Dr. Boa focuses on agape love as one of the five forms of loves (based on the different Greek words). After reviewing all forms, he gives reasons for why agape is the greatest.
The Forgiveness of Jesus Christ We invite you to pray the following prayers for forgiveness, which are based on the Bible, drawn from both Old and New Testament passages. While these Old Testament passages are sources of instruction, perseverance, encouragement, and hope (Romans 15:4), we are mindful of the ultimate forgiveness of sin offered to […]
While it constitutes one of the great philosophical quandaries, the problem of evil is always personal. Each of us has experienced or will experience serious suffering in our lives. For this reason, when we broach the topic, we must be extremely sensitive to someone going through a time of suffering, or someone on the sidelines […]