We Are Radical

Bringing radical thoughts worth pondering (A blog of poriruachurch.com)

Category Archives: Christian Living

Every Person Matters

Many nations in the world conduct a census every so often to determine the population of that nation. The government does everything it can to make each citizen believe that … Continue reading

10/04/2014

Bearing Fruit for the Vinedresser

The Ecclesiastes author wrote, “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). He later explained how wisdom, possessions, labour, physical pleasure, and wine are wastes of time. He finally wrote, … Continue reading

19/08/2013

Life’s Greatest Joys

I have made some exciting decisions in my life. One of those choices was to marry Kristen. Another was to go to university. Yet another was to move to New … Continue reading

15/08/2013

Immersed in Entertainment

We live in a culture that swamps us with entertainment. Everywhere we look, there it is. Billboards. Television. Magazines. Music. Books. Video Games. Movies. Internet. It’s part of our everyday … Continue reading

05/08/2013

The Cost of Discipleship

In 1897, John Stuart McCaig began to build a tower in Oban, Scotland. With a 200-metre circumference, this tower was going to be quite impressive. Unfortunately, McCaig was unable to … Continue reading

15/07/2013 · 1 Comment

What Does Your Heart Tell You?

Last week, my sweet wife took me out on a date to see the new movie, Man of Steel. Overall, it was quite entertaining (skip to “…” to avoid spoilers). I’ve … Continue reading

03/07/2013

Christian Growth

What is a house like that hasn’t been inhabited for fifteen years? The hardwood floor is buckling. There is moss growing on the roof. The porch swing has fallen and … Continue reading

02/07/2013

The Meaning of Sin

The more I go out into the community, the more I realise that the world has really lost its understanding of sin. What is sin? The Greek word for sin … Continue reading

28/06/2013

The Delusion of Gay Marriage

Mona and Larry desperately want to be parents. The problem is, they don’t have kids, they don’t want kids, and they don’t even like kids. But they do have a … Continue reading

02/05/2013

The Beatitudes Beyond the Sermon on the Mount

The Greek word makarios (“blessed”) appears thirteen times in the Gospel according to Matthew, all employed in the teachings of Jesus. Nine of these are found in the opening words of the … Continue reading

02/04/2013