Oriki Mi (My Oriki)

    In the Yoruba worldview, an individual's identity is closely tied to the community. It might be said of a person that 'the community is, therefore I am.' Out of this context emerges the Oriki. It is a praise poem celebrating the individual as a member of his family or clan. And it summarily recounts … Continue reading Oriki Mi (My Oriki)

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: 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

More than just a Job

Did you hear about the 2 police officers who were killed in New York City on 20th December, 2014. Here is a part of the story which you probably didn't hear on CNN. Rafael Ramos, one of the murdered officers, was a Christian. A member of Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, New York for 14 … Continue reading More than just a Job

The Christian view of Education – a thought

What is the purpose of education? Is it merely about mastering the facts of subjects like Physics and Geography? It goes beyond that. According to the Coalition on Revival, a global network of evangelical leaders: The ultimate goal of education should be to orient human beings Biblically toward the knowledge of God, humanity, and the … Continue reading The Christian view of Education – a thought

Is the Old Testament Relevant Today?

The 39 books which comprise the Old Testament seem very different. They relate ancient happenings and portray very old cultures. The stories and events seem really distant. We read of God destroying the whole earth through rain, people travelling on foot, old currencies like shekel and strange musical instruments like timbrels. The world seems quite … Continue reading Is the Old Testament Relevant Today?

Christianity and Culture (Part 3 of 3)

The chief obstacle to the Christian religion today lies in the sphere of the intellect. That assertion must be guarded against two misconceptions.   In the first place, I do not mean that most men reject Christianity consciously on account of intellectual difficulties. On the contrary, rejection of Christianity is due in the vast majority … Continue reading Christianity and Culture (Part 3 of 3)

Christianity and Culture (Part 2 of 3)

          Certain obvious advantages are connected with such a solution of the problem. In the first place, a logical advantage. A man can believe only what he holds to be true. We are Christians because we hold Christianity to be true. But other men hold Christianity to be false. Who is … Continue reading Christianity and Culture (Part 2 of 3)

Christianity and Culture (Part 1 of 3)

                   Christianity and Culture By J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937) Originally published in The Princeton Theological Review, Vol. 11, 1913. One of the greatest of the problems that have agitated the Church is the problem of the relation between knowledge and piety, between culture and Christianity. This problem has appeared first of all in the presence of … Continue reading Christianity and Culture (Part 1 of 3)

Book Review: Why I Believe

Why I Believe D. James Kennedy (1930 – 2007) Thomas Nelson, Inc (2005), 222 pages Reviewed by Dayo Adewoye   The late Dr Kennedy explores the grounds for some foundational teachings of Christianity, including: God, Creation, Heaven and hell, Christ, the Holy spirit, etc, And he offers compelling reasons for believing each one. He opens … Continue reading Book Review: Why I Believe