A Tale of two kings

Jeremiah 31:15 The birth of Christ was attended by great sorrow. In one day, several mothers were brought to tears when King Herod ordered all toddlers in Bethlehem to be slaughtered. Why? He learnt a new king had been born there and he didn't want a rival. Years earlier, Jeremiah had described the sorrow felt … Continue reading A Tale of two kings

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Remember Judas

Matthew 27:3 I wonder what Judas thought. He changed his mind when he saw that Jesus was condemned. What was he thinking? Did he think the Jewish rulers merely wanted a word with Christ? He cheapened Christ, betraying him for thirty pieces of silver. He obviously saw no value in Christ beyond the monetary gain … Continue reading Remember Judas

Already and Not-yet

Isaiah 35:5,6 The entrance of Christ into our world was like 'water breaking forth in the wilderness, and stream in the desert' (Isaiah 35:6). He came in power, healing all who were oppressed of the Devil. He came literally opening the eyes of the blind, unlocking the ears of the deaf, and causing the lame … Continue reading Already and Not-yet

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 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

Making sense of the world

We are confronted with various ills in the world today. Terrorists murder hapless individuals in Afghanistan and Nigeria. A young British soldier is mercilessly butchered in his own country. A man kills his own mother for ritual purposes. These are the ones that make headlines. But what about the less publicized but equally true occurrences? … Continue reading Making sense of the world

The Active Obedience of Christ

What did Christ accomplish for the elect? The Bible teaches that through Him all who believe obtain pardon and righteousness (Acts 10:43; Rom. 5:9-11). Our sins were imputed to him as he lay on the cross and so we have pardon. Through his blood our guilt is washed away. But what about righteousness, how did … Continue reading The Active Obedience of Christ

Free Article: Not the way it’s supposed to be

Hi, I am sharing a powerful article on a very important topic. It was written by Dr. Cornelius Plantinga, former president of Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  According to the article, Sin is more than an error or mistake; it is a massive distortion of reality as God intended it. Sin: Not the … Continue reading Free Article: Not the way it’s supposed to be

Nigeria and the way out

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