Steven Ma

The New Year is Meaningless

I know that January 1st isn’t magical, but it’s still effective in spurring people into action. Perhaps the secret to achieving goals, creating habits, catalyzing change, and improving oneself is in making the mundane magical.

Even though the new year is an arbitrary and meaningless date on the calendar, and even though the year 2020 is nothing more than coincidental numbers – you can still inject enough meaning into it to make it useful for creating the changes you want.

Why Do Christians Hate the Environment?

That may sound like a harsh or exaggerated statement, but it really isn’t. Christians don’t just ignore environmental action, they put effort into vehemently opposing it.

“Christians” is a broad generalization here. I’m referring more specifically to American, conservative, Republican Evangelical Christians. But they do have a loud voice in both American and global faith and often shape what “mainstream” Christianity is.

Caught Between Morality and Legality at the Border

The Sanchez family is from a Central American country that’s overrun by drug cartels. A drug gang had taken over the village where the Sanchez family lived. Rafael, the husband and father of the family, refused to work for the gang. He received threats and was beaten. He feared his family might be tortured or killed.

So he made the decision to take his eldest son Alberto and make the dangerous journey to the US.

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