Searching for Dignity

My culture is on a perpetual quest for dignity. We want to be regarded, respected, and valued. We teach children to respect their elders (and rightly so).Unfortunately, we often tie a person’s dignity to his or her wealth, possessions, or position. Our culture worships wealth and  gives honour to those who have it. To this…

Diversity: A Christian view

Diversity is a hot-button topic today. It is as though modern society has realized that it must recognize the wide differences that exist within the human race and allow for their expression. There is an interesting description of this concept on a website linked to the University of Oregon in the United States. It reads…

8 Christian thinkers you should take seriously

Over the course of history, God raises people who influence the body of Christ through their ministry and writings. And of them, it can be said that even while dead, they still speak (Hebrews 11:4). Below are a few of such figures who should be taken seriously by the Christian believer today. The list is…

Evil: a universal problem, a Christian response

It’s everywhere.   Recently, scores of people were slaughtered in a middle belt state here in Nigeria by people believed to be herdsmen from the northern part of the country. Years ago, I lost a dear cousin to HIV. Many have also lost loved ones to cancer, malaria, and several other diseases. A hurricane swept…

Another Cup of Coffee, By Dr. Greg Bahnsen

    According to Van Til*, apologetics aims to defend the Christian faith by answering the variety of challenges leveled against it by unbelievers, thereby vindicating the Christian philosophy of life (worldview) over against all non-Christian philosophies of life (worldviews). There is a large number of ways in which Christian truth-claims come under attack. They…

The Future of the Church

Is there a future for Christianity? Can we expect the church to thrive given the rate of ongoing persecution of Christians globally? Can faith survive and overtake secularism worldwide? Let us consider the following: Islamic extremism is growing and self-styled caliphates are increasing their operations across international borders. North Korea, with a population of 24.5…

Reason is not Neutral

There is a common belief that Reason is an independent and neutral source of knowledge. It has truths or information which it provides to an individual. Hence, we tell a person to ‘listen to the voice of Reason’ or to ‘be rational’. We also speak of ‘common sense’ ideas, which refers to ideas or notions…

SCOTUS – We had it coming

Finally, the US has legalized same-sex ‘marriage’. As expected, the uproar among conservative Christians has been huge. The excitement among liberals is equally deafening. But can we step back a bit and reflect on what has happened. This is nothing but the triumph of a Secular worldview. It is the logical result of an outlook…