In your strength and despite your failures, Dad, God calls you his FRIEND.

Of all dad’s in the bible, my favored one is Abraham. He is the perfect example of the sinner-saint matrix. He was such a sinner, yet so perfect in God’s eyes that at one time God called him a friend. In ancient culture, when an authority figure called you a friend, it meant that you […]

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We do it for the sake of others

Those saying COVID-19 only affects the elderly, and those with underlying health issues are callous and inhumane, to say the least.  Those dead from the COVID-19 were grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, children, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Each of these was connected to others in multitudinous ways, therefore, their deaths affected them.

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The gospel in open display during this COVID-19 pandemic

While queuing at our local supermarket this morning, these thoughts crossed my mind… During this COVID-19 pandemic, we see the Christian gospel of grace in open display. Here’s how. Governments across the world are putting up strong measures to combat the spread of the virus and help the poor, needy, elderly, sick, and the most […]

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How to pray for your employer

Most employees are among the most narcissistic people on the face of the earth. I can count with my fingers the number of employees I’ve met that are joyful and grateful for their employers and the companies and organizations they work for. When I listen to employers, business leaders, and small business owners, the constant […]

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On Obama and leadership

Obama, Obama, Obama. This man elicits highly charged responses depending on which side of the racial, spiritual, and political divide one stands. He is the world’s most ignorant leader according to some, or the smartest we have ever seen on the international stage in our generation. He is an antichrist to some and a Christian, […]

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On Christians and Political Leadership

My conversation with my Christian brother continues here… You posed these three questions. Do you believe in Christians running for public office including the highest office in the country? If you do, would you vote for one?  What would you expect them to do while in office? My answers to the above questions are Yes, and […]

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On how the Christian faith influences the world

My conversation with my Christian brother continues here… The tone of my response sounds formal because of the nature and manner of our correspondence. Usually, I prefer a more approachable, friendlier, and open tone but that wasn’t the case this time. I hope you get the gist of the post.   Here we go In […]

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On the incompatibility of democracy and religion

My second post of the year is on democracy and religion. What a way to start the year! I should post on New Year’s resolutions and how to make sure you fulfill them or how to fast effectively in this fasting season—the foods to eat or not, the jokes to crack or not, the places […]

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Books I’ve enjoyed reading in 2019

Hi everyone, It’s been a while since my last post. Been busy moving house. I’m only catching my breath now. They say moving house is the next most stressful thing after a family member dying. I always thought the former was a joke until it happened. What a stressful time it has been. The moving […]

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Echoes of grace in the Springboks Rugby World Cup Win

5 min read South Africa’s national rugby team known as the Springboks or the Boks arrived from Japan with the Webb Ellis Cup. They defeated the English Roses with an emphatic 32-12 win. They made history. Siya Kolisi was the first black captain of the team. This was a momentous achievement. You need to live […]

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