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The Christian world seems to be split into two broad camps. On the one hand are those who have cultivated the study of theology over centuries, exploring the profound disclosure of God and his relation to us which is given in the scriptures; and on the other are various groups and communities which desire, celebrate … Continue reading Christ, the Power and Wisdom of God
A few weeks ago, I got a call from Multichoice, the cable TV provider. My subscription had expired several weeks earlier and I had not renewed. The agent who called was eager to know when I would likely renew. In a bid to persuade me to promptly reactivate my account, he started mentioning some programmes … Continue reading What BBNaija says about the Nigerian Mind
I graduated from the university seeing myself as a failure. I had come out with a poor result, a 3rd class, to be precise. Before then, I was one of the top students in my set all through secondary school. University, however, was a different ball game. I found the course challenging, my GPA was … Continue reading Who are you?
1 Peter 4:12-16 According to Open Doors, 11 Christians are killed daily for their decision to follow Christ. In North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, and several other countries, it is extremely difficult to be a Christian. Believers are attacked by both the state and Islamist groups. Systematic killings of Christians have also been ongoing in … Continue reading Rejoicing in persecution
Diversity is a hot-button topic today. It is as though modern society has realized that it must recognize the wide differences that exist within the human race and allow for their expression. There is an interesting description of this concept on a website linked to the University of Oregon in the United States. It reads thus: The … Continue reading Diversity: A Christian View
1 Peter 5:6-11 Humility is a Christian grace. It is a quality which makes us much like Christ and so unlike the world. And it is a grace which yields more grace. "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble" (v. 5) Why does God oppose the proud? Because the proud person is … Continue reading The grace of humility
Jeremiah 31:15 The birth of Christ was attended by great sorrow. In one day, several mothers were brought to tears when King Herod ordered all toddlers in Bethlehem to be slaughtered. Why? He learnt a new king had been born there and he didn't want a rival. Years earlier, Jeremiah had described the sorrow felt … Continue reading A Tale of two kings
Matthew 27:3 I wonder what Judas thought. He changed his mind when he saw that Jesus was condemned. What was he thinking? Did he think the Jewish rulers merely wanted a word with Christ? He cheapened Christ, betraying him for thirty pieces of silver. He obviously saw no value in Christ beyond the monetary gain … Continue reading Remember Judas
Isaiah 35:5,6 The entrance of Christ into our world was like 'water breaking forth in the wilderness, and stream in the desert' (Isaiah 35:6). He came in power, healing all who were oppressed of the Devil. He came literally opening the eyes of the blind, unlocking the ears of the deaf, and causing the lame … Continue reading Already and Not-yet