How Jesus turned the world upside down

    The problem with the world is not its diversity – social, ethnic, or otherwise. 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 elements of power and…

Faith in the box

For Christians, the Bible really is God’s word. And it commands their allegiance. But for many, this is only limited to their personal concerns and family issues. It can give us prophecies, promises, and precepts, but we don’t go to it for principles. It does not guide how we invest, what job to accept, or…

Nigeria needs more religion, not less

Nigeria is a very religious nation. With an almost equal distribution between the two major religions of Islam and Christianity, it is one of the few countries where the major religions have an almost equal number of adherents. According to the Pew Research Center, Christianity and Islam claim the allegiance of 49.3% and 48.8% of the…

Being a Public Intellectual for Christ

Historian Paul Johnson in his book Intellectuals defines an intellectual as someone who cares more about ideas than about people. True that was for Rousseau and Sartre, but the category is wider th… Source: Being a Public Intellectual for Christ

Community and the Christian Worldview

The idea of community is central to a Christian understanding of life. First, God himself is revealed to be an eternal community of persons, ‘the same in substance, equal in power and glory’. So, community is not an invention by man; it is as timeless as God. At creation, God established a human community by giving…

Removed Heads or Renewed Hearts

In the incident recorded in John 8:1-11, whereby a woman caught in adultery was brought before Jesus by the Jewish religious leaders, the issue was not about the fact of the sin. Both groups, Jesus and the men, were perfectly in agreement that adultery was wrong. Jesus was not repudiating the ten commandments. The difference…

Unbelief – Humanity’s root problem

  Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its trust, not in the living God but in dying men. The unbeliever denies the self-sufficiency of God and usurps attributes that are not his. This dual sin dishonors God and ultimately destroys the soul of man. A.W. Tozer Recently, I was watching a CNN news…

The Christian basis of Society

What is the basis for human society? How can we justify a society where individual initiative and freedom is upheld, while also maintaining the cohesion and order that every society needs? The answer lies in the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. The Christian worldview understands human society as being not a product of an individual’s will,…

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…

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…