How does one convince anti-vaxxers and the hesitant to get the vaccine?

First of all, one should probe the anti-vaxxers and the hesitant about their worldview. How do they view the world? What gives them meaning and purpose? One should seek to know this because a worldview is crucial in refusing or getting the vaccine.   Religious and secular people (an oxymoron indeed since human beings are inherently … Continue reading How does one convince anti-vaxxers and the hesitant to get the vaccine?

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drink some wine, tim

Paul, an apostle, believed in the supernatural working power of God to perform miracles, raise the dead, open blind eyes, heal the sick, and so forth. (Acts 13:11, 14:10, 16:18, 19:11-12, 20:10-12, 28:5, 8) Furthermore, Paul believed that a bit of wine would help Timothy with his stomach problems and frequent ailments. (1 Timothy 5:23) … Continue reading drink some wine, tim

The vaccinated, hesitant, anti-vaxxers, and faith.

It is not true that the vaccinated have no faith in God. It is also not true that the hesitant and anti-vaxxers don’t have faith in science. In reality, the vaccinated, the hesitant, and the anti-vaxxers are all “walking by faith.” Yes, they are. We are taught faith is stepping into the unknown, and usually, … Continue reading The vaccinated, hesitant, anti-vaxxers, and faith.

On Christian women and the pursuit of purpose and destiny.

If we say to Christian women that their worth and identity is in their pursuit of purpose and destiny and reaching for their dreams, the more we will see depression, anger, bitterness, hopelessness, and even suicide numbers rise among Christian women. Suppose a Christian woman’s worth and identity are in their pursuit of purpose and … Continue reading On Christian women and the pursuit of purpose and destiny.

on christian men and work

I have seen a few posts on social media from Christian leaders castigating men who “sit at home and watch TV all day”. Moreover, they use 2 Thessalonians 3:10 to justify their stance.  The more we say to Christian men that their worth and identity is in their employment status, the more we will see … Continue reading on christian men and work

work it or lose it

StatsSA, in their 2001 census report and 2016 Community Survey tell us that almost 80% of the South African population adheres to the Christian faith, which means 8 out of 10 people reading this post are born again Christians or culturally identify as Christians. Most people who have been to a church have at least on … Continue reading work it or lose it

how to serve

Matthew 8:14 – 15 (NLT) When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him. Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law. Her response? She got up and served. An experience with … Continue reading how to serve

An Exhaustion observed

An observation I have made through the years after observing the lives of many Christians, what they believe about God, what they know about the gospel of grace, is a certain level of exhaustion that is unnatural. I have come across too many exhausted and weary Christians. These Christians are committed and passionate about their … Continue reading An Exhaustion observed

In our 9th year of marriage, we share the main thing we’ve learnt

In our 9th year of marriage, this is what we have learnt. Jenny and I have learnt to laugh loudly, deeply and unhibited. We laugh at each other. We laugh with each other. We laugh at each other’s mistakes, failures, and weaknesses. We mimic and then laugh at each other’s grunts and faces we make … Continue reading In our 9th year of marriage, we share the main thing we’ve learnt

The blessings of delighting in the law of the Lord (Psalm 1 not as you know it)

To be precise, ten years ago, I discovered the method of reading the Old Testament through the lens of Jesus and what he did for us, and this changed my life. I learnt this from Joseph Prince, and this crystallized when I listened to the likes of Tim Keller, the late Edmund Clowney (Tim’s mentor) … Continue reading The blessings of delighting in the law of the Lord (Psalm 1 not as you know it)