Posts By: Chris Ibraheem

Mastering Time Management

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” (Henry David Thoreau).    I don’t know who exactly is reading this, but I’m going to try to describe your life as best I can: you live in a grey area of busyness and priorities. On one

How can an individual cause change in the world?

I think many of us have answered this question academically, however, rarely is this question answered from a Christian point of view.  After all, tackling this question should be one of our main priorities, Christ commanded us to be “lights of the world” and St. Paul further affirmed us to “walk as children of light”(Mat


“Comparison is the thief of joy” -President Theodore Roosevelt Each person’s life is completely unique; everyone reaches different stages of life at different times, and prayers get answered at different times and in different ways. When the people around you reach their milestones or have their prayers answered before you, it may seem hopeless or

Evangelism in Everyday Life

“Do you have a minute to hear about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?” Ah yes, it’s a magical phrase often giving the effect of making people walk away from you as quickly as possible. Evangelism in the modern world is a difficult task, especially in our increasingly secular world. People’s ears are no longer

Comparative Theology

“The whole Christian world is anxious to see the church unite…We are convinced that Christian unity is the wish of our Lord Jesus Christ”[1] -HH Pope Shenouda III GENERAL CHRISTIANITY Our Lord revealed one of His goals very early in His ministry when He acknowledged Himself as fulfilling this portion of prophecy from Isaiah: “…He

Overcoming Fear

You Can’t Overcome Fear   Fear is a feeling that every human being experiences. There are sensible things that some find scary, such as the dark, heights, spiders, and so on. Others are scared of potential incidences, such as death, or being attacked by a ferocious animal. Some of these things are natural fears that

Transforming Loneliness into Solitude

When God created mankind, He decided that man should not be completely alone, and thus, Eve was formed. When the disciples were commanded to preach to the world, they were sent off in pairs of two. Humans are social beings. We are not meant to rejoice alone or to struggle alone, “Rejoice with those who

​Why do I feel like God isn’t there?

“If we keep ourselves in the presence of God we shall neither think nor say nor do what is wrong, convinced as we are that God is the witness of all the thoughts and words and actions” + Saint John Chrysostom In the presence of God the whole world dwells, for even the numbers of

Walking with God in the World

Oh Lord, why have I forsaken you for the world?   Holding the hand of God daily and looking up at Him, oh how beautiful a sight that would be. Then trying to show Him the other hand filled with the world and He immediately disappears. Wouldn’t that bring you great sorrow? Enough to push


The idea of boundaries is something we, as modern 21st century humans, have tried to do away with. And who could blame us? If boundaries, by definition, are limitations to where we go, who we see, and what we pursue, does that not go against our grain? Did our parents and grandparents not cross geographical