Luke 6: 40-42 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? How can you say to your brother: ‘Brother, let me … Continue reading Your log, my speck… Wait, that’s not it.
Category: The 4th Dimension
Was Jesus a Failed Teacher?
It might sound like a feeble attempt at crafting a captivating title, but it is not. The question of whether or not Jesus was a failed teacher is a valid question, one based on clear facts. The reason the question appears a bit off is because we are trying to answer it in hindsight. In … Continue reading Was Jesus a Failed Teacher?
Mourn with Kenya, Pray for Kenya #WestgateSiege
It is not easy to write this. Not when I know that a mother at home is sitting anxious by the phone, her eyes on the television and her hands clasped, praying that her daughter is alive. It is not easy to write about a young man who has been lying prostate on the cold … Continue reading Mourn with Kenya, Pray for Kenya #WestgateSiege
Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, … Continue reading Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart
Is the Love of Money Really the Root of “ALL” Evil?
(by Huston Malande) Is the love of money really the root of all evil? What does money have to do with a myriad sins that don't seem to be motivated by financial gain? And how can a Buddhist monk live a life of self-sacrificial poverty, albeit sinfully, if the love of money is the root of all evil? Did … Continue reading Is the Love of Money Really the Root of “ALL” Evil?
I Have Learnt to Love You Late
I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new! I have learnt to love you late! You were within me, and I was in the world outside myself. I searched for you outside myself and, disfigured as I was, I fell upon the lovely things of your creation. The … Continue reading I Have Learnt to Love You Late
How Well Do You Know Your Bible?
The temptation of Jesus. It is a familiar story and many of us have memorized the scenes. In the first scene, we find Jesus in the wilderness, thirsty and hungry from a forty-day fast. The tempter's words could never be more opportune: “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” … Continue reading How Well Do You Know Your Bible?
Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Have you ever made a decision based on a ‘gut-feeling’? A ‘hunch’? An inexplicable sense of what you ought to do? OK, those are largely rhetorical questions. Its more than likely you have had moments when you ‘just know’ what to do (or not do) even though you could not necessarily put our finger on … Continue reading Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
It hit me when I was already at my doorstep. I had left my house keys at the office. This has never happened before, perhaps it was because I was having a bad day. I couldn't imagine going all the way back to the city center. It was 6 pm -- the traffic will be … Continue reading Home …
God and Science: Friends or Foes?
Pick up your Bible and trace the historical story-line of the Israelites, from Abraham down to the New Testament Jesus and His followers. If you read the story like any other story, you will notice a significant trend. Take Moses and the burning bush, for example. Apparently, this event was unusual to Moses. It was … Continue reading God and Science: Friends or Foes?
For Cain, it was envy: he just couldn’t stand seeing his brother blessed. For Solomon, it was the women: he just could not get enough of them. For Peter, it was his mouth: he just couldn’t keep it shut. The Bible is a cast of characters that struggled with different weaknesses, confronted different challenges and … Continue reading Differently Disabled
Don’t Just Flee Sin … Run Towards Golgotha
We don’t need protection from the internet: we need protection from ourselves. If you want to blame any technology for your moral failures, please, blame your mirror. You are your worst enemy. Unfortunately, you are also your greatest fan. Of course it is never really your fault. From the first couple on earth to the … Continue reading Don’t Just Flee Sin … Run Towards Golgotha
Because God Says So (Can Women Be Pastors?)
Originally published 2 months ago. But quite relevant now..
Challies, Voskamp, and All Us Girls
"It is so easy, being the emotional creatures that we are, to engage a book (or blog, or talk show, or magazine article, etc.), on a purely or even largely emotional level. And that is so dangerous. Emotion itself is not wrong; emotion taking over thought is. We always need to be thinking and evaluating … Continue reading Challies, Voskamp, and All Us Girls
“Uncovering the Sheets”: A Review of June’s Eve of Poetry
Not to us, O LORD, but to your name give glory (Psalm 115:1) [Co-authored by Huston Malande & Julie Wangombe] Thank God that in a world reverberating with blasphemous music and an increasing perversion of the arts, there are initiatives such as Eve(ning) of Poetry; which offer artists a platform to minister on societal issues — … Continue reading “Uncovering the Sheets”: A Review of June’s Eve of Poetry
A Wedding Surprise
She steps onto the aisle, and starts walking towards the groom. Her poise confident, her chin lifted up. Every step into her slow motion catwalk, reveals both her thrill and her shyness. Every eye in the room is fixed on her, dazzled by her beauty. The groom stands there, waiting impatiently. The smile on his … Continue reading A Wedding Surprise
Blog Break (14 Jun 13)
Hi friends. It's been a long while since I last blogged. Busy days. However, that shouldn't stop me from sharing some of the interesting reads I've come across in my time away. Here are a few: IS GOD ALSO IN HELL? "We have a God who is referred to as everywhere present (omnipresent) yet who … Continue reading Blog Break (14 Jun 13)
How Can I Be Free if God Already Knows the Future?
It’s a perennial debate that has plagued many theologians at least since the first century A.D. How can we say we have free will if God already knows every move I am going to make? Another way that this question is often phrased is, “If God knows that I am going to call my mother … Continue reading How Can I Be Free if God Already Knows the Future?
Blog Break (25 May 13)
Some interesting links for your weekend reading: THE LITMUS TEST OF GENUINE CHRISTIANITY. "Christ-like love is a beautiful thing. To love unconditionally, regardless of another person's maturity or theological depth or moral purity, is to love like God loves. It reveals a heart transformed by the gospel. Likewise, true holiness is a beautiful thing. Avoiding … Continue reading Blog Break (25 May 13)
The Day Someone Shared the Gospel With Me
I don’t know where it came from, but it finally arrived. In fact, I think it has always been there, though I chose to ignore it. But it was there. And it was real. I am talking about something that exists in all of us, believer or not, born-again or not. It is the desire … Continue reading The Day Someone Shared the Gospel With Me