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Gender Equality: A Christian Reflection

At the foundation of reality is a God who is neither male nor female (John 4:24). Thus gender is not ultimate; God is. My supreme thought and concern every day should be how to know, love and please this God (Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12; Psalm 31:23; Matthew 22:37). A society which displaces this God from modern … Continue reading Gender Equality: A Christian Reflection

Wakanda: A Modern African Dream

  Wakanda Forever!  When Marvel Studio's Black Panther was released in 2018, it earned $75.8 million on its opening day. Since then, the movie has earned a total of $1.347 billion worldwide, is on record as the ninth-highest grossing film of all time, and is the highest grossing film by a black director. An engrossing blockbuster, … Continue reading Wakanda: A Modern African Dream

Your Work Matters

Work is the form in which we make ourselves useful to man and thus to God! - Lester DeKoster Work is more than a necessity; it is a privilege. Work enables us to take part with God in the work of creation. It develops our personality and shapes us into the unique persons which God … Continue reading Your Work Matters

Journal – July 14

The day is wrapping up.  Daniel got me up early this morning (4am).  He does this occasionally,  but it's  less frequent now that he's  getting older. He's 3. I had to give him some bread and tea,  but he took only half of it.  Funny enough,  he fell back to sleep at 6.30 - on … Continue reading Journal – July 14

Graceborne: An experiment in journalling

Today,  by God's grace, I commence the practice of journalling.  I used to do this many years ago but got too busy.  Over time, however,  I have learnt it is a vital practice for spiritual development and personal growth.  It is a good way to nurture one's  spirit as one reflects on daily life.  And … Continue reading Graceborne: An experiment in journalling

Why Grammar matters

Two days ago, I had a brief online discussion with someone about grammar. It centred on the idea that the writer's job is to focus on content and leave the worry of grammar to the editor. I believe that assumption is misguided. As a writer or blogger, you should take grammar seriously. Grammar is not … Continue reading Why Grammar matters

In Praise of Books

It was Stephen King who said that books are a uniquely portable magic. About 400 years earlier, the English poet John Milton also noted: "A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." And for those who may scorn old books because … Continue reading In Praise of Books

Who are you?

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?

Check. Don’t assume

Can you believe that 'Latinx' is actually a word? I was proofreading a 600-page book about the career of a world-renowned Nigerian scholar. Then I came across a phrase: 'Latinx Catholics'. My immediate instinct was to change it to 'Latino (or Latina) Catholics'. This was certainly a typographical error, I mused. After all, there is … Continue reading Check. Don’t assume

A Prayer for our anxious age

"Lord, help me be faithful during my waiting period. Your promises will be fulfilled in my life, for you are a God who cannot lie. However, I can dishonour you by worry, impatience or fear when I refuse to trust in the process. I can bring myself much pain and stress when I get anxious … Continue reading A Prayer for our anxious age