What is happening in Brazil? Persecution of Christians, just as it’s been happening since the beginning.

What is happening in Brazil? Persecution of Christians, just as it’s been happening since the beginning.

Whenever I see minority groups of Brazilian society organizing themselves to attack Christian symbols, without any fear of retaliation, of aggression, or anything else from society, I feel an enormous strength in my faith. In what other religion can someone attack its most sacred symbols and people and absolutely noting happens to him or her? And please keep in mind that we’re talking about a nation that is said to be mostly Christian. In the last Census (2010), 64.6% of the population identified themselves as Catholics and 22.2% as Protestants. Paradoxically, Christianity has been under attack in Brazil. Las Sunday (Jun., 6th, 2015), there was a march in São Paulo […]

Should Christians let their kids celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians let their kids celebrate Halloween?

Today is October 31st, the day of Halloween. For this reason, we’ll talk about a question that Christian parents are always wondering about: “should I let my children celebrate Halloween?” I would first like to make it clear that I understand that you’re the one who knows what’s best for your children—and I respect your opinion. That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t worry about kids. I want to positively influence God’s people on such delicate topics. So, I’d like to make a deal with you: read this short text, pray about what will be said—and make a decision about how to handle Halloween. That said, let me begin by explaining […]

You can overcome fear

You can overcome fear

Everyday we are bombarded by fear: fear of violence, fear of economic crisis, fear of losing a job, fear of catching some disease… We are all under attack by the ghost of fear in many areas of our lives and we must learn how to deal with it. And this is what I’d like to talk to you about today. Do you know how to deal with your fear? All growth and maturation involves challenges and fear is a device used to paralyze and prevent us from moving forward in what God has for us. It is normal and fully acceptable to feel those “butterflies in the stomach” when we’re […]

When a child goes to heaven

When a child goes to heaven

When a pain so great as a death of a child befalls a family, few are those daring to comfort the family that is going through such a great loss. How can we search the right words to soothe the hearts of those facing what so many people believe being the greatest tragedy that can befall a family? Indeed, for those who do not have a solid knowledge of the Bible and of whom God is, words really fail. My intention with this text today, however, is to try to fill this gap. March 12th, 2005, was the most difficult day of my life. The day that my daughter, Lissa Camila, went to Heaven. There were few people […]