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.
Psalm 72:11-13 Christ came as the awaited Messiah who would occupy David's throne. This passage reflects the expectation that he would be a global King, whose rule would extend over all the earth. While the Jewish hope that the Messiah would literally live in Jerusalem in a restored palace wasn't realized, Christ does reign as … Continue reading A King without borders
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)
These are challenging times. The advocates of unbelief and immorality keep waxing louder and louder. Popular songs and movies venerate sex, violence, and materialism. Intellectuals seek a social reconstruction that would destroy the institutions of marriage and the family. In spite of the onward march of democracy, the human lust for power keeps springing up … Continue reading A Call for Courage
The problems of Nigeria are deep moral problems. They can only be solved by a moral transformation which only the truth can effect. What is the truth? It is that: God exists. He is a holy God - of sound moral character. Because such a holy God exists, absolute values (love, justice, honesty) exist - … Continue reading Nigeria and the way out