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?
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.
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
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
Jesus our chief cupbearer and chief baker
Two guys, Pharaoh's chief cupbearer and chief baker, are in jail. They committed severe offences against Pharaoh. In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh held his prisoners in a particular prison, the reason being, if he found them not guilty, he would reinstate them, and if found guilty, executed immediately. Serving Pharaoh was a dangerous career path. In the same … Continue reading Jesus our chief cupbearer and chief baker
He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty
I stumbled on this verse in the book of Job. Job 6:14 ESV He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Of course, Job is in the Old Testament; therefore, the verse reads as it should within the Old Covenant context. The Old Covenant? Short refresher. The Old Covenant was … Continue reading He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty
THE MAN WHO DISOBEYED JESUS AND GOT AWAY WITH IT.
Over the years, every time I read this story, I make a side note with these words “hahaha” or “lol”. I read that story today and wrote the same. It’s the story of a leper, rather a former leper who disobeyed Jesus and got away with it. Sounds bad, right? Matthew, Mark and Luke refer … Continue reading THE MAN WHO DISOBEYED JESUS AND GOT AWAY WITH IT.
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)
Climb down, Zach
Zach, a corrupt rich short guy wanted to see Jesus. Corrupt yes, he had swindled money from his tax-paying fellow citizens and this made him very rich. Short in stature, he was. I’m sure he had Napoleon’s Complex. You know it? All short people have it. Because they think the world looks down on … Continue reading Climb down, Zach
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