The Existence of Christ: What Was “All Greek” to the Ancient Greeks

The Great Greek Philosophers

  I’m currently on the “philosophy” chapter of the latest book I’m reading, a short history on ancient Greece. From the day I first learned of Plato’s idealist theory of Forms, Socrates’ penchant for tiresome, hair-splitting dialogues, and Aristotle’s flare for categorization, I have been struck by the these ancient thinkers’ zeal for the pursuit [Read On]


What Gym-Goers Need to Know About Antioxidants

Live Long, Eat a Rainbow

  “Antioxidants” seems to be one of the trendiest buzz words popping up in supermarket aisles and circulating inside health articles everywhere. Blueberries, cereal, even iced tea and soda all boast antioxidant prowess on their labels and their advertisements. But what are these super-nutrients anyway, and how and when should we consume them?   In [Read On]

No Short-Cuts: A CrossFit Coach’s Journey from Fat to Fit

Left is Heidi  at nearly 200 pounds (far right), right is Heidi today!

  I first met Heidi Luong, 35, a year and a half ago the night I spoke at her San Antonio church on the subject of faith-driven fitness. After my talk, she graciously asked, with her trademark smile, if I would autograph her copy of my book Fit for Faith and proceeded to express her [Read On]

Doing What You “Can’t”: Thoughts on the 2014 CrossFit Open

Coach Heidi and Lorena posing before 14.4!

“Dear brothers and sisters,when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” –James 1:2-3, NLT   I’ve stated often that working out repeatedly sets the stage for faith-building parables to unfold in my life. Ever since my [Read On]

The “Noah” Movie: To See or Not to See?

Noah Film 2014

  Ken Ham, the president and founder of Answers in Genesis believes the upcoming Hollywood epic “Noah” is too unbiblical to be supported by Christians and therefore a dubious, even dangerous bridge by which to reach unbelievers. In an Answers in Genesis blog post, Mr. Ham thoroughly defended his argument by supplying a litany of [Read On]

How Your Faith Can Make You Fitter


  I watched an interesting documentary a few weeks ago on a subject I cannot entirely recall. All I know for certain is that it was hosted by the illustrious Mr. Morgan Freeman and featured a fascinating study on self-control that involved scrambled sentences, a disgusting cocktail of orange juice and vinegar, and monetary rewards. [Read On]

How to Sail Out of Your Comfort Zone


“ … But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” –Luke 5:5, NIV Jesus was teaching along the Sea of Galilee when He decided to hop into a nearby fishing boat and make the rocking vessel His pulpit. Perhaps Jesus noticed that the boat in which He sat was fishless, because after [Read On]

Pray Like You Mean It


“But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.” –Acts 12:5, NLT I want to expound on the word “earnestly” in the verse above. The original Greek word for earnest is ektēnes, and it means “resolute,” “tense,” and “stretched out.”[1]  The word is also used in 1 Peter 1:22 to describe [Read On]

Supernatural Shelter, Angelic Aid: How to Live Fear-Free in the Last Days

Elisha and the Chariots of Fire

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.” –Psalm 91:9-10, NLT Before His death, Jesus foretold about the end times which would signal His imminent return. Suffice it to [Read On]

Priorities: What We Can Learn from Martha’s Hospitality Fail

Mary in Jesus' Presence

“But the Lord said to her, ‘My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.’”–Luke 10:41-42, NLT If you’ve ever thrown a party or hosted a special dinner in your own home, [Read On]

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