The gospel according to Chapati/Roti #2

© January 27, 2018 | Schulter Etyang I had to do part two of the gospel according to chapati. Why? The famous chapati is unavoidably and metaphorically Jesus and his work for us — hiding in plain sight. If there is one thing that God desires we all know is his son Jesus and his work…

Why you need to gird your New Year’s resolution with grace

© January 13, 2018 ⎜Schulter Etyang We cannot do without New Year’s resolutions. That’s the truth. Goal setting is as old as creation itself. After God created human beings, he set goals for them — be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue and have dominion. (Genesis 1:28) Adam Alter in his book Irresistible, writes, goals ……

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…

Finding Jesus in David’s sin

The gospel has become everything to me. Grace is everything to me. What Jesus did for me is my sail. Without grace, I’m lost in the stormy waters of life. Without the gospel, I’m a mad man hearing strange voices in my head.  I have to write, journal, read, listen, converse, meditate, debate, consider, contemplate…

Fences and Grace #1

  Recently, I watched the film Fences by August Wilson based on his Pulitzer prize-winning play. The film features the two most gifted and talented actors of their generation – Denzel Washington and Viola Davis amongst other cast of stellar actors.    The film is set in 1950’s Pittsburgh and it’s about Troy Maxson (Denzel…

Top secrets to landing a job with the grace company – How to prep your CV

I’ve always been fascinated by leadership and especially how leaders recruit their workers or employees. The recruiting process in companies, organizations, religious organizations, learning institutions, goverments etc. is one that I’ve studied for a long time. It is amazing to see the different approaches used to recruit and retain workers and employees. Some approaches are…

Why your hair matters to God – Why you are more valuable to God

Every morning for the past 6 years I have been at the front seat of my wife’s hair-do. I mean literally. Jenny has this particular routine that she has perfected throughout her entire life that she goes through every single morning. Here it is – wakes up – has cereal for breakfast and reads —…

This is war!

  2 Samuel 3:1 NKJV Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker. Right off the gate, Saul and David are both from the same house of Israel. What does Israel represent? The…

How Jesus serves us

The story of Ruth is one that really warms my heart because in a sense I see myself in her story. Every time I read her story, I’m enamored by how Jesus is always attracted to outsiders – the least, weak, women, poor, sick, imperfect, prisoner, widows, orphans, uneducated, oppressed, illegitimate, immigrants, etc. Her story…

Grace and the beauty of sleep

I have always admired (even envied) how Jenny sleeps. She sleeps so well. Jenny can sleep for 12 hours straight with one or no breaks at all. She also sleeps very quietly. She makes no sounds at all. I could count with my fingers the few times I’ve heard her snore. You couldn’t even describe that…

Your tender and delicate wife

Listen bro, Your tender and delicate wife will defy, disrespect, dislike you and many times submit to you with gritted teeth and a clenched fist – If you hadn’t noticed yet. It’s not her fault. It’s not even her parent’s fault. Her parents were just as defiant, disrespectful and insubordinate just as she is.