Perfumery In The Church, Bible, and Throughout History

perfume-incense-cologne-bibleFragrances, including ointments, anointing oils, and incense are mentioned often in the Bible.

Aside from religious purposes such as rituals, they seem to be quite popular for the purposes of using them for medicinal/cosmetic/pleasure purposes too.

I had an interesting discussion with a friend of mine not so long ago, PheroJoe – who reviews pheromones for men on his website (which I tend to disagree with) because of their worldly nature. However, he claims that using pheromones is only natural because in the times of Christ, showering was a much less common experience.

And due to today’s “high standards” compared to the times of Christ, the fact we wash ourselves regularly has [read more]

Thoughts On Life And Prayer (Jonah Oh)

Even as I write this, I’m thinking about what status will get the most ‘likes’ on Facebook, how I can network more efficiently on Linked In, and what’s trending on YouTube.

Sometimes, I run into something valuable like this, most times, I waste time on things that could be better spent elsewhere.

I’m not going to lie – when Timeline was first released, I was bothered, not because of it’s unique ability to bring skeletons of my past to life, but rather by how much time I’ve put into Facebook. Isn’t it ironic that for a generation who likes to communicate and build circles (a Google thing…), we can’t find fulfillment in communicating with God?

“Isn’t it ironic that for a generation who likes… [read more]

Why is The Old Testament So Boring?

old testamentAm I the only one that thinks the Old Testament is boring?  

I mean, I love some of the stories, and enjoy the Proverbs and Psalms, but sometimes doesn’t it just seem irrelevant? God seems angry, Jesus seems non-existent, and all the genealogies/measurements give me a headache.

This was my thought process for a while until one verse in the New Testament changed my entire outlook on the OT. It was John 5:39-40. Jesus is talking to the good ol’ church people of His day (Pharisees) and they were asking Him what authority does He have to do what He does, because the Old Testament, which they had practically memorized, claimed that someone must have authority outside of themselves bearing witness about their power.… [read more]