On dating non-Christians and non-gospel affirming Christians 

© April 20, 2018 | Schulter Etyang This question keeps being posed, is it okay to date and eventually get married to a non-Christian? And the default response has always been, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.” (2 Corinthians 6:14 NIV) And then one makes the case that they have seen couples where one wasn’t…

On dating and being a virgin

  © April 17, 2018 | Schulter Etyang Over the years, counsel given to Christian singles and those seeking to marry and even remarry has bemused me. Some of the counsel given through pre-marital counselling sessions, books on dating and courtship, or even from one Christian to another to Christian singles and those who have…

Our human heroes and their sins and frailities

    © April 10, 2018 | Schulter Etyang   We all have heroes. All of us. Some of our heroes are our parents, community leaders, siblings, kids, teachers, spiritual leaders, political leaders, authors, guru’s, captains of industries and even peers. We have this one person or persons that exhibit and express what we could…

On feelings of guilt and condemnation

  © April 9, 2018 | Schulter Etyang   Everybody feels guilty, they say. If this is true, which it is, suffice to say, religious people deal with guilt on whole other level. A sense of guilt and I might add condemnation is a huge contributor to the lack of joy, freedom and productivity in…

We are loud and boisterous – it’s all grace

    © April 4, 2018 | Schulter Etyang    A study of the two most populous faith’s on earth — Islam and Christianity reveal something peculiar almost distinct. The Christian faith is one that has a people who sing, shout, dance and praise their God when they congregate. This is not so within the…

On ministry and recruiting

© March 26, 2018 | Schulter Etyang I believe that the recruiting methods and programs that the Church has employed over the past many years have hurt us. By the Church, I’m talking about the Pentecostal Charismatic tribe of which I’m a part of. There is a real sense that we have been doing a poor…

The lofty ideals of King Solomon​

  © March 10, 2018 | Schulter Etyang Been reading through the book of Proverbs and oh boy, haven’t I been condemned by my failure to live up to the prescriptions and demands that king Solomon pertinently describes in his book? Reading through the book of Proverbs is like listening to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – the gospel hiding in plain sight

  © March 3, 2018 | Schulter Etyang We all are highly anticipating the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry, a member of the British royal family and Meghan Markle, an American actress and humanitarian. Prince Harry is the youngest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana, his late…

Why the gospel is vital to​ your mental health

© February 24, 2018|Schulter Etyang  In 2014, a Sunday Times article uncovered that one-third of all South Africans have mental illnesses – 75% of them will not get any help… More than 17 million people in South Africa are dealing with depression, substance abuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — illnesses that round out the…

How grace filled my life with joy

  © February 17, 2018 | Schulter Etyang You ought to have seen me six or seven years back. I was stoic, tense, efficient and “wise”. Wise (quote unquote) on the grounds that it was untested learning. I knew a lot since I read a great deal. I was so glad on the off-chance that you discovered I…

My Daddy’s Kisses​

© February 10, 2018 | Schulter Etyang Have you ever wronged someone, asked for forgiveness, but still felt something wasn’t right? Yes, you wronged that person. Yes, you repented and asked for forgiveness. Yes, at least in your mind you think the air has been cleared and that you could begin with a clean slate. But something…