The face of God in a manger

By Schulter Etyang John makes this claim about Jesus  John 1:18 (BBE) No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is. Was he right? Yes, he was. Not even Adam and Eve? The idea seems plausible. In the…

 Good news of great joy

By Schulter Etyang Happy story Before my father died, Christmas used to be special to our family. Christmas used to be a great time for us. My father used to come from overseas and bring us new sneakers and clothes. I think we were the first in our small town to wear the Reebok sneakers….

Changed by the greatest story ever told

By Schulter Etyang  Jeff Vanderstelt in his book Gospel Fluency says this, “All of us are living under a dominant story. We perceive the world and human interactions through the stories we know and believe.” Our lives have been shaped or are being shaped by the stories we’ve heard or keep hearing. These stories either…

How Jesus solved David’s dilemma

By Schulter Etyang David has this dilemma. His middle son has just murdered his eldest son. Absalom murdered Amnon because he raped his sister Tamar. David is then told about what happened but does nothing. His only response? Very angry! So, Absalom takes it upon himself to avenge the wrong that was done to his…

God died to marry you

Seven years ago, I was introduced to this revolutionary idea that the bible was all about Jesus. This idea that the bible was all about Jesus rattled and unraveled me. It did. Now I cannot but see Jesus and his free grace in every story, event or person in the bible. This has in many ways…

The Parkrun

Ten minutes from our home is Gillooly’s Farm where every Saturday morning the Parkrun event takes place. Parkrun is a 5k event that takes place in parks where people of all ages, race, gender, shapes, sizes, etc run, or walk their dogs or baby strollers. Astonishingly, some people run with their baby strollers. A couple of…