Are You like Pilate?

Luke 23:11-25 Jesus was crucified because justice got sacrificed on the altar of politics. Pilate found nothing wrong with him, yet he still proposed punishing him and eventually had him killed. Why? He wanted to please the Jews. He feared the consequence of losing their favour. They could riot and cause trouble. And he would…

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…

Uriah: A Shadow of Christ

Most Christians are aware of the incident between King David and Bathsheba, and the resulting murder of Uriah, her husband. We recoil at Bathsheba’s abuse and the oppression of her husband by the most powerful man in the nation at the time. And we discern in the episode how easily power can corrupt and ultimately…

The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment by C.S. Lewis

This article was published by the British scholar C.S. Lewis, and it is included in his collection of essays titled God in the Dock. In England we have lately had a controversy about Capital Punishment. I do not know whether a murderer is more likely to repent and make good on the gallows a few…

The Judge Speaks

The Judge of the earth speaks, according to the 50th chapter of the book of Psalms. The Mighty One, God the Lord,     speaks and summons the earth     from the rising of the sun to its setting.  Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,     God shines forth.  Our God comes; he does not keep silence;     before him is a…

Living Words – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

‘I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and so precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live. You may be thirty-eight years old, as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon…

The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment, by C.S.Lewis

The Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Breivik, was recently sentenced to 21 years in prison for murdering 77 people in cold blood. The Christian Mind shared an article by John Piper on the incident, in which he made reference to an essay written by C.S.Lewis way back in 1949 – The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment. I present…