A Deliberate Confrontation With Paganism (Augustine)

Originally posted on The Reformed Reader Blog:
These are great paragraphs about a great book (Augustine’s City of God) found in a great biography (Augustine of Hippo by Peter Brown): “…We should not forget, that together with the ‘Confessions,’ the theme of the title suddenly crystallized into Augustine’s mind; and, once formed, it is written…

How Jesus turned the world upside down

Originally posted on The Christian Mind:
The problem with the world is not  its diversity – social, ethnic, or racial. I am white, he is black; I belong to society’s elite, he is a poor farmer; I speak Yoruba, she is Fulani. No. The problem arises when love and service are left out, and the…

Six Signs That You May Be Ashamed of the Gospel

Originally posted on THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM:
We are living in a day of religious pluralism and theological illiteracy. On a very general level many Christians have been told they need to share the Gospel with people. But why? What is it that motivates you to even engage the culture for the Christian faith? Or maybe you…

The Christian Worldview of Business

Originally posted on The Christian Mind:
Christ is king of all creation.  He rules over the universe as Mediator. As the great  Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper declared in his inaugural lecture, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not…

Musings from a Beloved Hymn

Originally posted on Reformed in Nigeria:
“O teach me what it meaneth, That Cross uplifted high, With one the Man of sorrows, Condemned to bleed and die! O teach me what it cost Thee To make a sinner whole; And teach me, Saviour teach me, The value of a soul! Lucy Ann Bennett What is…

On Boko Haram – How I see things as a Christian

Originally posted on Reformed in Nigeria:
I have largely stayed away from commenting on the kidnap saga that is currently the buzz in Nigeria, due mainly to the fact that there have been conflicting details regarding the whole episode and a lot of controversy has generated due to the sketchiness of the information which until…

Richly Rewarding Reading

Originally posted on Reformed in Nigeria:
It is good to read. It is good to read good reads. A proper amount of good reading is indeed a worthwhile and rewarding endeavor, especially for the student of Scripture. And because true wisdom and knowledge are not obtained by the “auto” process of effortlessly clicking on a…