The problem of evil: a Christian response

It’s everywhere. Recently, scores of people were slaughtered in a middle belt state here in Nigeria by people believed to be herdsmen from the northern part of the country. Years ago, I lost a dear cousin to HIV. Many have also lost loved ones to cancer, malaria, and several other diseases. A hurricane swept through … Continue reading The problem of evil: a Christian response

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A Christ-centred ministry: Book Review of ‘Spurgeon on the Christian Life’ by Michael Reeves

*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

The Christian view of Work

A secular worldview, that is, an outlook on life that fails to take God and his revelation into account, distorts work in either of 2 ways. It could see work as a meaningless but necessary burden which we have to bear in order to survive, or it turns work into an idol - the sole … Continue reading The Christian view of Work

Book Review: Business as Mission by Michael R. Baer

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

Living Words – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you … Continue reading Living Words – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

True Love

At a time like this when the word 'Love' is being thrown around, it is helpful to reflect on what love really is. We have no better example than the Redeemer who gave himself for His Church (Eph. 5:25). He shows us that love essentially involves a self-giving interest and commitment to the well-being of … Continue reading True Love

Living Words – Dallas Willard (1935 – 2013)

There is truly no distinction between sacred and secular except what we have created. And that is why the division of the legitimate roles and functions of human life into the sacred and secular does incalculable damage to our individual lives and to the cause of Christ. Holy people must stop going into "church work" … Continue reading Living Words – Dallas Willard (1935 – 2013)

Living Words – Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)

In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and … Continue reading Living Words – Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)

Book Review: A Public Faith, by Miroslav Volf

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