Benjamin Abraham

December 1, 2021

Advent – A Subdued Celebration

It's happening again, isn't it? It's December already and forget being drowned in "Christmas spirit", I think I haven't heard a single Christmas carol anywhere yet. Not one refrain of "O Holy Night", not a single "Fa La La", not even the "Jingle Bells" tune, which is basically the theme song for the season.
November 6, 2020

The One Where People Died

If we understand that the Bible is important and beneficial and true, why do its verses fail to embed themselves in our memory? Or worse yet, why does it slip some of our minds to even read the Bible at all on certain "busy" days?
September 18, 2020

No Kidding a lot of ways, it is a question of intent. Because it is true, strange as it may be, that for some of us, being perceived as humble is the thing we take pride in....
September 9, 2020

How Dare You

...while in the New Testament, God is more relaxed and friendly. It is the age of grace, and evildoing does not result in you suddenly going up in flames. Only this pesky account of Ananias and Sapphira contradicts that view...
July 17, 2020

Guardians of the Galaxy

Though we might acknowledge the importance of this kind of prayer, it is a sad truth that we are hard-pressed to find similar examples of prayerful people among our groups. We ourselves are people who forget to pray for ourselves, let alone for others.
March 31, 2020

Best Laid Plans – Part 2

Sin is what separates us from God, and we are called to respond with radical holiness.
March 31, 2020

Best Laid Plans – Part 1

For the first time in most of our lives, all our plans for the foreseeable future have been cancelled. An unmistakable fog of uncertainty hangs in the air around us, as all of humanity undergoes a shift of focus and a reordering of priorities.
February 21, 2020

“Why so serious?”

We have always preferred Barabbas to Christ. We have always admired the rebel over the righteous. We have always wanted to exalt the sinner over the saint.
February 14, 2020

The Suffering Servant

We must not be so consumed by the glorious sight of the exalted conqueror that we forget the humble countenance of the suffering servant.