Lent is here. This is traditionally a season of penance, repentance and self-denial leading up to the greatest celebration on the Christian calendar, Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus, it is a good time to reflect on the death of Jesus Christ several centuries ago. Since, as Christians believe, the … Continue reading Why did He die?
In a lovely little book I recently read (see my review here), Miroslav Volf highlights the importance of the concept of human flourishing. Every individual wants to live the best life possible. We don't just want to exist; we want to thrive. We want to flourish. But what exactly is it to flourish? There are … Continue reading The Christian View of Human Flourishing
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
When we lose our root in God and deny our obligation to Him, we turn our differences into our identity, rather than our joint likeness to God. The black man glories in his Black-ness, the white man boasts in his white skin. The gentleman boasts of his masculinity, and the lady takes pride in her feminine … Continue reading Christ, Race, and Gender