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…

Fences and Grace #2

In this second part of the blog, I’d like to explore the other line in the film that stood out for me in terms of grace and the gospel. Rose: I been standing with you! I been right here with you, Troy. I got a life too. I gave eighteen years of my life to…

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 —…

Brought to the end of ourselves – the gift that marriage has given us

So, Jenny and I are celebrating our 6th year in marriage. To the one’s that have been married recently that’s like, “Wow that’s amazing guys.” To the ones that have been in this game for long they are like, “Mschew, nothing to see here.” hahahahahaha On September 2, 2011, we made our vows before God and…

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…

You waited by Travis Greene

I love listening and playing songs that amplify who Jesus is and what he did for us. They warm my heart, nourish my soul and enrich my faith. This is on one those. You waited is a song by Travis Greene that is hitting the right grace tones at the moment. This song is in his…

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…

Weaknesses…His grace is sufficient

Weakness is weak Revealingly bleak Like a creek it leaks and reeks Of failure…like a tick It sticks with abandon streak Yet it humanizes Even as it crystallizes You and I with increases Of the human population that God increases Even as He works through yours and my weaknesses Poem by Arnold Etyang I hate…

Grace is not intimidated by your “fits or mood swings”

I’ve been reading the book of Jonah and I could not help myself from laughing out loud when Jonah developed this serious fit because God would not destroy Nineveh. It actually looks like a serious mood swing to the point where Jonah asks God to let him die. Yet our gracious God prepared a plant and…