• Christianity,  Thoughts

    Paranoia, Schism & Scepticism

    Kanye West’s latest news (as of the end of October 2019) seems divisive, especially within Christendom (a very broad scope). There are many who have expressed extreme happiness, genuine surprise, joy and on the side, scepticism, scrutiny, condemnation and nit-picking. This is exactly the problem that outlines the great division that exists in Christendom, particular in the Evangelical circles. Over in the Reformed camp, especially in the more “fundamental” sector, many have expressed their scepticism and have decried this as a publicity stunt of sorts. Some would back up their harsh judgments by using examples of West’s behaviour, words, or family life examples. Not content with this, they would attach…

  • Reflection,  Thoughts

    Marlon Brando on “Acting & Theatre”

    The first time I had ever heard of his name was from my dear mum. She would say “Marlon Brando” with a slight emphasis on the last “o”. There was a sense of girly delight in her voice every time his name was mentioned. I could not understand it, but Marlon Brando was THE actor of her time. This was a giant in the American movie-making industry, and even today, many are in awe of his acting skills and for others, his far-sighted views on social issues that were mostly ignored by the predominantly white-dominated industry. After so many years of hearing about him, from articles and books that seem…

  • Thoughts

    The Key: Coding

    It is easy to dream and have vague ideas of “the next big thing”. But to turn these to reality, it requires more than pontification from the “dreamer”; you need a person who can build the idea up. In this modern age, coders or programmers are essential. The story of successful programs is not about the speculation of “what ifs” but actually getting them out – an actual usable program that is polished over time. This is the aspect of coding that kills 90% of programmers, relegating the majority to “drones” who search for written codes, or those who can make light modifications. But the 10% who persist – these…

  • Christianity,  Reflection

    The Weight of Christianity

    The Lord Jesus warned and rebuked the self-righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees in His day. Many in modern-day pulpits are contented to think that this warning and declaration of woes are merely applicable to the past (particularly Matthew 23); perhaps to the Romish religion in the time of the Reformation. But that assumes that God’s Word has no eternal weight that is relevant and applicable throughout the ages. If we objectively look at the formation and development of this elite religious leaders, we will find many such traits in the modern-day setting. The chief characteristic seems to stem from the worship of human tradition, or if we were to…