Flag of Nigeria Since the beginning of the year, I have followed the schedule for praying for the nations of the earth as published by Operation World. Today, I get to pray for my own country, Nigeria. Nigeria is a special and strategic country in Africa. This is not an attempt at nationalistic pride; it … Continue reading Brethren, Pray for Nigeria
The 2009 movie, Up in the Air, can be seen, especially through its lead character, Ryan Bingham (played by George Clooney), as a depiction of the modern individual.
Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash If you received a measure of Christian education while growing up, you certainly would have learnt about the unique view of God held by Christians. You would have understood that this is a foundational doctrine which you can't deny and remain a Christian. But like many others (including me), you may not … Continue reading Why the Trinity Matters
The gospel is breaking news. It is a message of an unfolding reality that grips us by the collar of our hearts and demands we pay attention. It compels our attention because its content affects our destiny; its theme goes right to the foundation of our existence and asks us to decide for life or for death.
Total depravity is the sad but biblical idea that every person is morally corrupt and spiritually dead (Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3). But rather than being a sour belief which hampers faith, it is a scriptural teaching which drives us to cling to the sovereign grace of God. It is an evangelical doctrine which ignites hope … Continue reading What Total Depravity implies
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
Between 1900 and 2010 (about a hundred years), the number of Christians in Africa grew from 7.5 million to 504 million. This is a rise from 9.1% to 48.8% of the population!* While praising God for the massive growth, I am mindful of the intense need for discipleship. This is an area which has not … Continue reading A Prayer for Africa
A sermon in a song I love country music. And one of my all-time favourite singers is Dolly Parton. Her 1980 hit, 9 to 5, was quite popular while growing up. And this was not just for its beautiful, upbeat tune, but the brilliant critique of modern work culture in its lyrics. Recall the first … Continue reading Loving Lagos
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
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