"I fell out with my wife on 31st December 2012, after a crazy night out with friends," the man choked out the words into the microphone, as an ominous hush fell over the crowded sanctuary. "We stayed together for a few months, but it was more a room-mate situation than a marriage." He continued. He … Continue reading This Is My Testimony (Sunday@MHC)
Category: The 4th Dimension
Great Reads (04-01-14)
Here are some interesting reads that I thought will make your weekend reading worthwhile. Enjoy, learn, share: LONG HAIR FREAKY PEOPLE NEED NOT APPLY. Strange title, but Aimee Byrd has a great point concerning [us] Christians who like tweeting Bible verses, "[Rosaria Butterfield] was taken aback about how Scripture verses were stripped out of context and … Continue reading Great Reads (04-01-14)
It is Impossible to Stab God in the Back
It is the stuff of water-cooler conversations. Jane just conveniently happened to feel thirsty when Sophie pushed back her office chair. The two women met at the water-dispenser, where the usual chit-chat started. "Did you hear about Maryanne's escapades last night?" Jane casually asks Sophie while awaiting her turn, holding an empty plastic cup. "I heard … Continue reading It is Impossible to Stab God in the Back
Great Reads (02-01-14)
As 2014 unfolds, I hope that doing more reading (long-reading, not tweet-reading) is among your resolutions for the new year. The following are a few links that I thought might get you started as you fight to gain traction in your new habit. Enjoy: A NOVEL LOOK AT HOW STORIES MAY CHANGE THE BRAIN: For … Continue reading Great Reads (02-01-14)
Happy 2014, Aliens!!
Hello friends, I hope that your end-of-year festivities (or lack thereof) have been reasons to give thanks to God. Mine have. It's not that the holiday period has been particularly great, or that I have been particularly good... But my God has been faithful, and that's what counts. I have been broke. I've wished I … Continue reading Happy 2014, Aliens!!
When ‘good’ professors fail ‘good’ students and how it relates to Christianity.
[By Julie Wang'ombe] Imagine its exam day at a university. Anyone who’s ever been a student, as I currently am, knows that in any class, there’s a ‘colorful’ range of students. The serious; the cavalier; the ‘brilliant without much effort” the “must work twice as hard to do half as well as the average person” … Continue reading When ‘good’ professors fail ‘good’ students and how it relates to Christianity.
His Word, in My Words
Infinity... in 26 letters, Eternity... in decaying pages, God's vocabulary... in man's handwriting, The deepest secret... in public pages, The brightest light... in black ink, Profoundest truth... in simple strokes, Greatest treasure... in cheapest paper, Deepest love... in shallowest phrases, A masterpiece... in ordinary font, Immortal words... in mortal handwriting, Heaven's blueprint... in earthly pen … Continue reading His Word, in My Words
A Cut ABove the Rest: A Lesson from Ruth Matete’s Dress
For something so short, the commentary on Ruth Matete's dress is rather long. This post, then, can only come as a thread in an otherwise elaborate fabric of feedback. For those who don't know Matete, or "didn't see" her dress (no pun intended), she was the winner of last year's season (5) of Tusker Project … Continue reading A Cut ABove the Rest: A Lesson from Ruth Matete’s Dress
It Is Not Safer to Believe in God
Blaise Pascal reasoned that we should believe God exists because it is in our self-interest to do so. If we don't believe God exists, the worst case scenario is going to hell. But if we believe God exists, the best case scenario is going to heaven. The problem with Pascal's wager is that it is … Continue reading It Is Not Safer to Believe in God
Why I Didn’t Sing in Church Last Sunday
When I walked into the church on Sunday, I immediately knew it will be a long morning. I had arrived on time, and that was the problem. You see, I just didn't feel like singing today. In fact, I haven't felt like singing for a while now. These days I am actually happy when I … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Sing in Church Last Sunday
The Powerful Weakness of Stories
Stories are powerful. Unfortunately, that is not a logical conclusion. That's just how stories are. Like music, we don't have to understand the physiology of stories on our brains to declare their power. Stories don't try to convince you, argue with you, reason with you. Good stories don't tell you, they simply show you. They … Continue reading The Powerful Weakness of Stories
Great Reads (11 Nov 13)
Here are a few links worth spending your free time on. I pray that they will bless you, and that God will speak to you through them... even when the authors fail to. Enjoy! TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Simon Wenham confronts the popular Freudian idea that religion only survives because people want it to … Continue reading Great Reads (11 Nov 13)
There Are No Ordinary People
In the words of the late C.S. Lewis: It may be possible for each to think too much of his own potential glory hereafter; it is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor’s glory should be laid … Continue reading There Are No Ordinary People
Religion is not the opium of the masses; we’re just high on ourselves.
Last night NTV aired a useful investigative piece exposing all the falsehood that masquerades as religion in this country. The piece exposed “prophets”; “apostles” etc who are ripping of congregations, manipulating the Scriptures to suit their own needs and preaching godliness as a means of gain [1 Timothy 6:5] (financial; spiritual or otherwise). The truth … Continue reading Religion is not the opium of the masses; we’re just high on ourselves.
Take Full Possession of My Heart
This was a prayer of the renowned 18th century evangelist, John Wesley. It is also my prayer and, hopefully, will be yours too: TAKE FULL POSSESSION OF MY HEART O merciful God, whatever You may deny me, do not deny me this love. Save me from the idolatry of loving the world, or any of … Continue reading Take Full Possession of My Heart
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger," or does it? This saying is used a lot, as an encouragement and a call to persevere and prevail through tough periods in life. Scientific studies have even been conducted to confirm the validity and truth of this claim. Researchers, like Mike Steery, a psychologist at a university … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
Whose Truth Is It Anyway?
"All truth is God's truth," said Augustine, a fourth century Christian theologian and apologist. I agree. But what if I do not want to attribute my truth to God? Is it still valid? Does the ownership of truth have any bearing on its truthfulness? Does it matter who is saying it, or why it is … Continue reading Whose Truth Is It Anyway?
The Curse of Motivational Speaking
Social Media (at least the Kenyan context) has been abuzz for the past week with chatter about visiting world-renowned preacher and motivational speaker, Dr. Myles Munroe. Some conservative Christians have expressed outrage at the "exorbitant" ticket charges to attend the conferences (Kshs. 10,000 and Kshs. 50,000, which would be about USD 120 and USD 600 … Continue reading The Curse of Motivational Speaking
Great Reads (23 Oct 13)
Enjoy! IS IT POSSIBLE TO SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL? Dan Delzell: "This type of misinformation only perpetuates the illusion that Satan has a hard time finding "recruits." The truth is that he had his clutches into you the minute you sinned against your Creator... You don't have to "sign up" to be under the … Continue reading Great Reads (23 Oct 13)
Forget What Someone Says to You When They’re Angry
"Never forget what people say to you when they're angry, that is when the truth comes out."This is a common maxim, one that we often assume is true. But is it true? Are people most honest or truthful when they are angry?The logic is that when someone is angry, their emotions run high and they … Continue reading Forget What Someone Says to You When They’re Angry