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, … Continue reading On Obama and leadership

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 … Continue reading On Christians and Political Leadership

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 … Continue reading On how the Christian faith influences the world

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 … Continue reading On the incompatibility of democracy and religion

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 … Continue reading Echoes of grace in the Springboks Rugby World Cup Win

Rebel against the status quo

4 min read A few days ago, l listened to Tim Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church talk on personal prayer, and in his message, he made this statement that “Prayer is an act of rebellion against the status quo.” This line of thought seemed out of place with the rest of his talk because … Continue reading Rebel against the status quo

Joshua Harris and the sexual prosperity gospel

8 min read In April 2018, I wrote a post titled, On Dating and being a Virgin. Check out the post here. Basically, the premise of the post was this—most, if not all teaching in the church on chastity is reduced to this idea—if you are chaste and pure, preferably a virgin, God will bless you … Continue reading Joshua Harris and the sexual prosperity gospel

Who is your Center?

1 min read Whoever or whatever is your CENTER will master and enslave you. And when you fail they will crush you, and when you succeed, it will never be enough. In all worldviews except the Christian Gospel, there is one center. Human beings or the general term “Man” is the center. Consider these ideas … Continue reading Who is your Center?

The lies our culture tells us about what matters…​ and a better way to live by David Brooks

15 min watch This is a talk David Brooks, the New York Times Columnist and television pundit gave at TED. I watched the video and heard faint echoes of the gospel. The gospel? Yes, the gospel. And especially how the gospel critiques and offers alternatives to our modern culture. I hope you hear those echoes, too. … Continue reading The lies our culture tells us about what matters…​ and a better way to live by David Brooks

On grace and friendships. How the offer of friendship Jesus gives is way much better.

4 min read Open your voice memo app and ask a 21st-century man or woman to define who a friend is or what friendship is all about, and you will be inundated with many definitions. Make it personal and ask your friends what they think your friendship means to them, and the answers will be … Continue reading On grace and friendships. How the offer of friendship Jesus gives is way much better.