Tag Archives: children

What I’ve Been Up To…

Hey guys,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but I haven’t been idle! In November, I went to the Philippines and visited two orhpanages over there. It was really a blessing to see what God is doing in the Philippines and the different ministries and ways of impacting kids.

Over the holiday period, I’ve been making some YouTube videos of songs, trying to make them a bit more professional by recording the sound properly in my studio at the same time as recording the video and then syncing them together. The result is way better than my previous videos!!! Continue reading

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Harry Potter and Christianity

I tentatively wade into this debate…

I was fortunate to grow up reading Harry Potter before any Christians considered the fact that it might not actually be such a good idea for their kids to be allowed access to that kind of literature. As such, I have the opportunity to make an informed opinion on the matter at least from some first hand experience.

Let’s start with the basics: Christian parents want to protect their kids from anything that they think might compromise their faith in God. That’s good! That’s the kind of caring parents all children need. And it’s important to start with the fact that children are not ultimately losing out on an essential life experience if they never read Harry Potter, as long as they are being encouraged to read something.

So with that out of the way, let the debate begin :) Continue reading

Changing Your Status Doesn’t Cure Cancer or Alleviate Poverty

Disclaimer: To those of you who do change your facebook statuses with the full understanding that you are merely supporting a cause and need to follow up with other action to actually see long term change, more power to you! Please bear with the bluntness (and potential controversy) of what follows…

In the past ten or twenty years, awareness campaigns have been hugely successful in getting many things out into the open. 

Now that so many things are in the open and known about, participating in viral awareness campaigns is (not solely, but to a degree) is often just a way for people to feel like they’re making a difference when actually they’re not doing a heck of a lot. It’s great for showing support for friends who might be struggling through something, but not for long term change in medical or poverty trends. Continue reading