In a way, we are all Public Relations officers. We spend most of our time managing and manipulating appearances. We care too much what people think about us. And of course it is not wrong to care what people think of us. Jesus calls us to be a light to the world. The salt of … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action!
Category: The 4th Dimension
You Don’t Need God to be Good [By a Christian]
Kamau wa Kibe does not believe in God. In fact, He doesn't believe there is such a thing as a god. He is an atheist and he believes he can do good all by himself. Mary Wangari is a Christian and she believes human beings can only do bad by themselves. She believes that you need … Continue reading You Don’t Need God to be Good [By a Christian]
The Storm Rages On…
On this day five months ago, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She said yes, and I placed the rock on her finger. A few weeks later, at the beginning of this year, I stood before a group of fellow Christian journalists at our monthly Inter-Media Fellowship meeting and … Continue reading The Storm Rages On…
What’s So Good About Good Friday?
Joy at a funeral, this is the most important post I have ever written.
Reaching the Lost at Any Cost
Nowadays, it seems more important to please the world than to please the church (please note I said please the "church" not please "God") -- even though the Bible says we should prioritize those in the household of faith. We don't care if our conservative brothers are stumbling all over our creative freedom. The important thing … Continue reading Reaching the Lost at Any Cost
Pray for Persecuted Muslims
Muslims are dying in Central African Republic (CAR). Actually, people have been dying in the country for weeks now. Nothing new there, people die all the time. But reports say that these Muslims are dying in the hands of Christians. Innocent men and women are being massacred, not because of any crime they have committed, … Continue reading Pray for Persecuted Muslims
Loving the Enemies We Make
It is an assumption we always make when we read bible passages about loving our enemies, turning the other cheek and blessing those who persecute us. We assume that we are always the victims. When we read such passages, we tend to see ourselves as the innocent target to the slap or the accusation or … Continue reading Loving the Enemies We Make
Behind the Sins (Part 1)
'If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.' - C. S. Lewis That is the mystery clouding this man’s vision as he disappears into the shadows tonight. He needs answers; answers to questions his scholarly mind cannot provide; solutions … Continue reading Behind the Sins (Part 1)
Why I No Longer Believe in Angels
I was 17, she was 16, and her smile drove me crazy. Every moment spent with her was magical, even the mundane was memorable. She meant the world to me. We delighted in the most insignificant things; a replied letter; a wink across the classroom; even an insult was considered a tease – romantic. She … Continue reading Why I No Longer Believe in Angels
The Superpowerful Prayer of Jabez
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request. [1 Chronicles 4:10] If God did it for Jabez, God will do it … Continue reading The Superpowerful Prayer of Jabez
Great Reads (28-01-14)
First, I apologize for taking long before updating the blog. It's been crazy at the office, especially the past one week, but I'll be back. Meanwhile, enjoy these wonderful reads. IS IT TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO RE-EVALUATE LECRAE? Addison, "In his attempt to reach and engage today's hip hop culture, the popular rapper has made … Continue reading Great Reads (28-01-14)
How Many Stars Would You Give this Book?
How do you decide what books to read and which ones to avoid? With so many stories written and so little time to read, how do you know which book is worth your time? For some of us, we have a few trusted "followees" on Twitter whose book recommendations act as our guides. At other … Continue reading How Many Stars Would You Give this Book?
Ravi Zacharias on the Problem of Pleasure
I just finished reading Ravi Zacharias' Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality, and I found his thoughts on pleasure interesting. This was especially more insightful when compared and contrasted to the problem of pain: Although I agree that the problem of pain may be one of the greatest challenges … Continue reading Ravi Zacharias on the Problem of Pleasure
Where Is the Lord Leading You? (Sunday@MHC)
I can't help but think that the people in the Old Testament had it easy when it came to hearing from God. At least then, God would speak directly and audibly through the prophets. Hebrews 1:1 confirms it; "In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways," But … Continue reading Where Is the Lord Leading You? (Sunday@MHC)
I Love You?
By Huston Malande Every normal human being loves someone: family, friends, fiancés, felines, name 'em. However, the inevitable problem of being fallen sinners is that we don't always act lovingly. Question: is it hypocritical, then, to tell someone you love them after you have done or said something hurtful or unloving to them? I have … Continue reading I Love You?
Pillars of Prosperity (Sunday@MHC)
Joseph (the old testament one) spent most of his youth in slavery and prison. What do you think is the one item that featured in all of his prayers while in prison? Did he pray for freedom? Did he pray for an easier time? Did he pray for justice? If we only consider a single … Continue reading Pillars of Prosperity (Sunday@MHC)
The Paradox of Christianity
The paradox of Christianity is that we stand tallest on our knees, and we see farthest with our eyes closed. We find our independence in depending on another and we realize our uniqueness by imitating another, Jesus Christ. The paradox of Christianity is that we are more than conquerors and slaves at the same time. … Continue reading The Paradox of Christianity
Great Reads (08-01-14)
For your mid-week reading, I recommend the following links. I hope you find them as worthwhile as I did: DUDE, WHERE'S YOUR BRIDE? Kevin DeYoung has some timely and timeless words for the wimpy men out there and the women who love them, "I don’t think young women are expecting Mr. Right to be a corporate … Continue reading Great Reads (08-01-14)
When Goodreads Makes Badreaders
It was the e-mail from Goodreads.com that completed the picture. The message was a link to a review of my "year in books" in 2013. I was surprised to find that I had read 53 books in just a year!The site suggested I share the enviable achievement with my friends on Facebook and Twitter, and … Continue reading When Goodreads Makes Badreaders
I Want to be a People Pleaser
We are hard-wired for justice, and sometimes injustice (when we are the ones on the wrong). We always want mercy for ourselves and justice for others. Self-preservation is the default human-instinct. Darwin defined it as a dog-eat-dog, survival-for-the-fittest, world. This is the reality on the ground, presently. But is this the ideal? Is this what … Continue reading I Want to be a People Pleaser