Halloween is widely celebrated in the world every 31st of October. But what is the Christian’s perspective about this occasion? The origin of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in or sah-vin), an observance of the end of summer where sacrifices were made to the gods in Druidic … Continue reading How should Christians celebrate Halloween?
Eight Below is not just a film. It’s a story that shows us the value of friendship, compassion, unity and courage, especially in times of adversity. Eight Below is an American adventure drama film that tells a heart-breaking story of a dogsled team bound outside a research station in Antarctica when their human companions needed to … Continue reading A story of true friendship projected in Eight Below
[Note: I posted this a year ago in another site, but I decided to repost it here because of the seeming “timelessness” of the issue. Hazing seems to be a recurring thing despite the laws against it] ***** “This is the time of great sadness as De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde mourns the demise … Continue reading Fraternity hazing: how many victims more?
YES!!!! It’s Easter once again! Today is one of those Sundays most kids look forward to because it’s Easter egg-hunting day! What a thrill! What fun! Actually, Easter has different meanings to different people and customs. It has its origin in both pre-Christian religions and Christianity. But somehow, most of the customs associate it with … Continue reading Easter brings love, hope, and joy
In Christianity, Holy Week is the week before Easter, or the last week of Lent. It starts with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday, or the day before Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is not included in the Holy Week since it is the beginning of another liturgical week. Observance of Holy Week differs from one … Continue reading Holy Week practices of different Christian denominations
Thor, the legendary Norse god, was brought to life through a film of the same title. It received good reviews and made money for its producers. After the success of the first movie, sequels were made of this legend to film story, and all of which captured a large following. But perhaps, not many of … Continue reading Thor: from legend to film
In his book, “Taming the Tongue: Why Christians Should Care About What They Say”, Mark Kinzer admonishes his readers to be prudent in speech. He specifically quoted Scripture: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to … Continue reading Author admonishes readers to be prudent in speech
On September 18, 2013, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, which is also known as Republic Act 10627. This law imposes that schools must educate its students and their respective parents on the patterns of bullying, devise a clear system for reporting circumstances of bullying, and assign or … Continue reading Philippine President signs anti-bullying law
Verbal abuse does happen in the very place where we thought we are safest, at home. And, the problem with this is that it cannot be readily detected by the outside world because the victim seldom shares it with others and its impact is within the individual. This image is taken from the blog, Powerful … Continue reading The effects of verbal abuse