The Church’s Mission

A major reason for the church’s ineffectiveness in the world is her eagerness to follow the world’s agenda. Our agenda was set by our Lord years ago when He taught us to pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name, Your Kingdom come, The pursuit of God’s kingdom on earth is her agenda. We…

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…

Why Pastors and Teachers?

God interacts directly with every human creature. He is intimately connected with each one of us as individuals. I like the way the Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper puts it: …God enters into immediate fellowship with the creature, as God the Holy Spirit…Thus there is no grace but such as comes to us immediately from God.*…

The Bible the Book of Mankind (2) by B.B. Warfield

This is Part 2 of a 3-part article. It was read at the World’s Bible Congress held at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, California, August 1-4, 1915. It goes without saying that the diffusion of the Bible throughout the world might be a matter of little moment — scarcely more than an interesting fact in…

The Bible the Book of Mankind (1) by B.B. Warfield

This is Part 1 of a 3 part article. It was read at the World’s Bible Congress held at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, California, USA on August 1-4, 1915. Adolf Harnack1, in repelling the proposal that the faculties of Theology in the German Universities should cease to be faculties of distinctively Christian Theology, and…

Why did He die?

It’s Lent again. This is traditionally a season of penance, repentance, and self-denial leading up to the greatest celebration on the Christian calendar, Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus, it is a good time to reflect on the death of Jesus Christ several centuries ago. Since, as Christians believe, the…

Living Words – Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957)

In nothing has the Church so lost her hold on reality as in her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends,…

The Christian View of Human Flourishing

In a lovely little book I recently read (see my review here), Miroslav Volf highlights the importance of the concept of human flourishing. Every individual wants to live the best life possible. We don’t just want to exist; we want to thrive. We want to flourish. But what exactly is it to flourish? There are…

Book Review: A Public Faith, by Miroslav Volf

Less than 2 weeks into the new year, terrorists attacked a French publishing company, killing 12 people. We hear reports of the atrocities by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. And here in Nigeria, we are fed stories of the latest Boko Haram abduction or massacre. Lest it seem like the acts of radicals are within…

Christ, Race, and Gender

When we lose our root in God and deny our obligation to Him, we turn our differences into our identity, rather than our joint likeness to God. The black man glories in his Black-ness, the white man boasts in his white skin. The gentleman boasts of his masculinity, and the lady takes pride in her feminine…