Thankful for 10 years of work

  On this day, 10 years ago, I started my first job. Graduating from the University of Ilorin in 2006, I had my youth service in Cross River State in 2007. Then I sought for a job throughout 2008 but could not get any. Finally, I came to Lagos. My brother helped submit my CV … Continue reading Thankful for 10 years of work

Christians in History: Augustine (354 – 430)

The eminent church historian, Philip Schaff, described him as 'the great church teacher of all times'. Augustine is a towering figure in the long history of the Christian church. Aside from standing as an important link between early Christianity and the Middle Ages, his views and ideas have deeply influenced how the Christian world understands … Continue reading Christians in History: Augustine (354 – 430)

Christians in History: Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)

Abraham Kuyper was born on 29th October, 1837 to the family of Reverend and Mrs J. F. Kuyper. He was  home-schooled in his early years, after which he studied at Leyden University, the oldest and most prestigious university in the Netherlands.  After completing his studies in theology, he was ordained as a minister in the … Continue reading Christians in History: Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)

Christians in History: Irenaeus (130 – 202)

Irenaeus was born around 130 AD in the city of Smyrna (present day Izmir in Turkey). He was raised as a Christian and was a student of Polycarp, an early Christian leader who had been a disciple of John the apostle. On account of persecution by the Roman emperor, he relocated to Rome and then … Continue reading Christians in History: Irenaeus (130 – 202)

Christians in History: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

The life of Charles Colson is one that illustrates what God can accomplish through one who has been transformed by the Holy Spirit. His transformation was as profound as his change was real. And as the writer of Hebrews said of Abel many years ago, we can testify of him that though he is dead … Continue reading Christians in History: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

Why the Apostles’ Creed Matters

We live in an anti-creedal age. Many churches do not have a body of jointly held beliefs. Where these are present, they often have little or no bearing on the life of the community.  Sermons consist of sound bites, anecdotes and motivational remarks. If the Church is to be a force for change in the … Continue reading Why the Apostles’ Creed Matters

The 95 Theses

On this day, 496 years ago, Martin Luther turned the world upside down by posting his 95 theses for debate and discussion. To Luther's mind, this was merely an invitation to scholars and students to review certain practices and teachings within the Catholic church. However, under God's providence, his action became a catalyst for renewal … Continue reading The 95 Theses

Christianity and Communism

Communism is one of the great ideologies to have arisen on the earth. Spanning across cultures as diverse as Russia and China, it is truly a global movement. It has enjoyed, and still enjoys, wide appeal because of its concern for  the  suffering and oppression of the lower classes of society. Ironically, the system (and … Continue reading Christianity and Communism

The Principle of the Reformation

Several centuries ago, Europe witnessed a movement which was to have tremendous impact on the both the continent and the wider world. This was the Reformation - the great crusade which was to renew the church and divide it into the Roman Catholic and Protestant branches. Historians have identified three principles which were central in … Continue reading The Principle of the Reformation

Making sense of the world

We are confronted with various ills in the world today. Terrorists murder hapless individuals in Afghanistan and Nigeria. A young British soldier is mercilessly butchered in his own country. A man kills his own mother for ritual purposes. These are the ones that make headlines. But what about the less publicized but equally true occurrences? … Continue reading Making sense of the world