Gordon D. Fee (1933-2022) ‘Passionate scholar’ need not be an oxymoron. Gordon Fee, who died on Tuesday at the age of 88, exemplified this in his career and teaching. The book he co-authored with Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for AlI Its Worth (now in its fourth edition), has been very helpful in showing how … Continue reading A Note on the late Gordon Fee and his Book
The Path to Power, HarperCollins (1995), 656 pages I just finished reading Margaret Thatcher's memoir, The Path to Power (actually, it's the second volume. The first volume was The Downing Street Years). For long I had esteemed her. Not only was she the first lady to lead a major Western democracy, she did so at … Continue reading Book Note: Margaret Thatcher’s the path to power
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It is necessary for every African Christian to understand how Christianity is a worldview. This is because the prevalent understanding of the gospel considers it largely as confined to the personal sphere. In my own journey, I have found a number of books helpful in elaborating how the Bible provides a unique perspective on reality … Continue reading Recommended Books for a Christian worldview
Over the course of history, God raises people who influence the body of Christ through their ministry and writings. And of them, it can be said that even while dead, they still speak (Hebrews 11:4). Below are a few of such figures who should be taken seriously by the Christian believer today. The list is … Continue reading 8 Christian thinkers you should take seriously
*Why bother about someone who lived about two centuries ago? As the preface to the ‘Theologians on the Christian Life’ series, of which the book under review is a part, points out, studying past theologians and believers gives us perspective: “We tend to lack the perspectives from the past, perspectives from a different time and … Continue reading A Christ-centred ministry: Book Review of ‘Spurgeon on the Christian Life’ by Michael Reeves
Can Business be more than an enterprise for the generation of profit? Is there a higher purpose to this human activity? This book argues that there is. Business as Mission, according to the author, is an attempt to "explore how companies can align with God's purpose and bring him glory." This journey flows from the … Continue reading Book Review: Business as Mission by Michael R. Baer
Less than 2 weeks into the new year, terrorists attacked a French publishing company, killing 12 people. We hear reports of the atrocities by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. And here in Nigeria, we are fed stories of the latest Boko Haram abduction or massacre. Lest it seem like the acts of radicals are within … Continue reading Book Review: A Public Faith, by Miroslav Volf
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his … Continue reading A Note on Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’
Ken Blanchard writes in the Foreword: We live in a world of either-or dichotomies, and faith and work can seem like polar opposites. But the 'sacred' and the 'secular' need not be opponents. Instead, each can shed light on the other... Reading Mastering Monday has brought me real joy. It explains in simple and profound … Continue reading Book Review: Mastering Monday by John Beckett