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.
If there’s one thing I’ve heard repeatedly in my Christian journey has been this, God tests and disciplines using tragedies and calamities to teach us lessons—to strengthen us, make us wiser, and better. For somebody averse to doctor’s appointments, police station visits to apply for a police clearance certificate, the sight of traffic police on … More Why God’s tests and discipline scared me to death and what I’ve discovered through the gospel
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 … More The gospel in open display during this COVID-19 pandemic
As the nation of Israel traveled from Egypt to the Canaan, they came to Marah. For three days they had wandered about in the wilderness of Shur and found no water. When they came to Marah, they found water, but the water was bitter. When they could not drink the water, they began grumbling against … More On bitterness and how grace turns bitterness to sweet
5 min read Genesis 12:1, now the Lord said to Abram. Who is this Abram? Let me tell you. He is the firstborn of Terah. The family is from Ur and they are idol worshippers. His family has family idols. They pay homage and offer sacrifices to these idols. Every family has one or more … More The God who defends willful sinners
5 min read A young man speaks up in Job’s conversations with his friends. Job’s friends, elderly and experienced, had spoken first. They had given Job advice on why he was suffering. Much of it is accusations and false assumptions, but elderliness gives them sway. This young man has been holding his breath all the … More If you are suffering, get yourself this friend ASAP
6 min read 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 antichrist to some and … More On Obama and leadership
3 min read 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 … More On Christians and Political Leadership
3 min read 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 … More On how the Christian faith influences the world
4 min read For some years now, I’ve developed a habit of reading through the whole bible. I formed this habit out of the rediscovery of the gospel of grace. I heard these words from several people, that “the bible is all about Jesus”, and these words ignited a desire in me to read this … More God’s barak over you in 2020.