Loving Lagos in spite of the Stress

A sermon in a song I love country music. And one of my all-time favourite singers is Dolly Parton. Her 1980 hit, 9 to 5, was quite popular while growing up. And this was not just for its beautiful, upbeat tune, but the brilliant critique of modern work culture in its lyrics. Recall the first…

What BBNaija says about the Nigerian mind

A few weeks ago, I got a call from Multichoice, the cable TV provider.  My subscription had expired several weeks earlier and I had not renewed.  The agent who called was eager to know when I would likely renew.  In a bid to persuade me to promptly reactivate my account, he started mentioning some programmes…

The Christian Writer’s temptation

“Writers are stewards of words, accountable to God for how they are arranged.” Randy Alcorn As a writer, I often struggle with the desire to put something out there that bears my name. A post, an article, a book – with ‘Dayo Adewoye’ as the author. Consequently, I sometimes want to just write something that…

A Cause for the Nigerian Church

A God of Justice God is righteous and just in himself, and he desires justice in his creatures. His divine righteousness is thus the basis for human justice. When we say that God is just, it means that ‘God always acts in accordance with what is right and is himself the final standard of what…

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…

Leadership Lessons from King Asa

King Asa was the third king of the southern kingdom of Judah, living from 913-910 BC to 873-869 BC ( The account of his life can be found in 2 Chronicles 14-16). He was one of the godly leaders who was remarkable for his revival of true worship in the country. Towards the close of his…

What Total Depravity implies

Total depravity is the sad but biblical idea that every person is morally corrupt and spiritually dead (Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3). But rather than being a sour belief which hampers faith, it is a scriptural teaching which drives us to cling to the sovereign grace of God. It is an evangelical doctrine which ignites hope…

Theological foundations for youth ministry

“Passy (pastor), isn’t Moses the one who wrote Deuteronomy?” A teenager genuinely asked me during a teens discipleship programme in April 2019 in the city of Nairobi, in a peri-urban town about twenty minutes by public transport from the Central Business District. Because of our Presbyterian esteem of God’s Word, I hesitantly responded, “Yes, Moses…

Pray for Guinea

Capital: Conakry Population: 10,323,755 Official language: French. Local languages like Fulbe and Malinke are also widely used. Guinea is a multi-ethnic republic on the West African coast. 90% of the population is Muslim. Prayer Needs Pray that the vast Muslim population be awakened to the claims of Christ and be released from the spiritual bondage…

Gender Equality: A Christian Reflection

At the foundation of reality is a God who is neither male nor female (John 4:24). Thus gender is not ultimate; God is. My supreme thought and concern every day should be how to know, love and please this God (Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12; Psalm 31:23; Matthew 22:37). A society which displaces this God from modern…