If you think bringing back to life a man who has been dead for four days is the greatest miracle Jesus ever performed, you need to read your Bible again. More specifically, you need the re-read that same passage in which Lazarus was raised. It's time to take another trip through John 11. Care to … Continue reading The Most Overlooked Miracle in the Bible
For a long time in my Christian walk, I honestly didn't get the resurrection of Christ. I confess that I am still not quite sure that I truly grasp it . What I mean is that I didn't get what the "big deal" was regarding the resurrection, and why it must be included in our … Continue reading Much Ado About Resurrection
Jesus: “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5 Christ commands His saints to be salty. He has equipped us with Himself, the ability to change the state of anyone we encounter and the taste anywhere we go. What do you need to add a salty flavor to … Continue reading Why Did The Blind Man Cross The Road?
I've been thinking about stories, and why they are such effective, timeless modes of communication. Children learn best through stories. So do adults. The best writers are storytellers. Stories just have a way of gripping our attention because they invade our imagination. Stories enter the minds of their hearers unannounced and take a seat on … Continue reading The Truth About The Truth
Jesus, the winemaker. I bet anyone who attended Sunday school knows what Jesus' first recorded miracle was. He turned water into wine. It is easy to miss the point in this passage. Many people have often used abused this account in Cana to make a case for drunkenness. Others have gone to great lengths to … Continue reading The Life of the Party
I doubt that you missed the story. It was all over international news about 2 months ago. A young woman was traveling back home from the cinema when she was attacked by five men on a bus. The five men beat up her male companion and proceeded to brutally rape the woman, leaving her for … Continue reading I Blame God For My Sins
You've probably come across those passages in the Bible where God changes His mind after a prophet intercedes for the Israelites. Maybe you've even been part of discussions about how to reconcile such passages with those other passages that explicitly say God does not repent, or change His mind. Two common solutions have been proposed. … Continue reading How To Change God’s Mind
'[Jesus] called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered.' (John 21:5) Christ the cook. Hardly would one throw this descriptor into a bag full of the popular titles of Jesus: Son of God, Messiah, Healer, Teacher, Redeemer, Savior. We can revere Healers, we do admire Teachers, we long for a Redeemer … Continue reading For the Discouraged Fisherman
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his … Continue reading The Truth About Peace in Kenya
I deeply appreciate Peter Oduor's effort towards bringing to light the various problems plaguing the Kenyan church and 21st Century evangelicalism in general. On 13th February, he wrote an article on Daily Nation's DN2 magazine, addressing the premise: "The Kenyan Church is on a roll, but what’s the inspiration behind its colossal growth over the … Continue reading The Kenyan Church and Prosperity Gospel
There's an atheist "church" in London. It's called The Sunday Assembly. Started by British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, the Sunday Assembly meets every month in north London at the site of a former Christian church. The church is basically modeled on a typical Christian church. The main difference between this and other churches, … Continue reading The Irony of the Atheist Church
It is a familiar passage. One that almost every Christian has become well acquainted with. A woman caught in adultery is brought to Jesus, to serve as bait. The pharisees and the scribes wanted to see if Jesus is going to break the Law of Moses. He seems to have broken too many laws by … Continue reading Jesus Did Not Cast The First Stone
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - Jesus A brief review of the major world religions will show that they all had their respective founders. Judaism was founded by Abraham, Buddhism was founded by Buddha, Islam was founded by Muhammad, Mormonism was … Continue reading Jesus is Not the Christian Muhammad
Here are three links that will (hopefully) inform, inspire and encourage you today. Enjoy; In ABORTION AND THE GOSPEL, Russell Moore discusses how abortion is really a Gospel issue. He highlights the fact that most people who carry out abortions are actually Pro-Life. They are conservative, Christians who believe that abortion is murder. Still, they … Continue reading Blog Break (30 Jan 13)
"Salvation belongs to the LORD." Psalm 3:8a Some words are easier said than believed, and the words above are no exception. Do we really believe that salvation belongs to the LORD, and entirely so? I am not sure I always do. What happened last week is just one of many awakening reminders. I was at … Continue reading Unmoved by the Gospel
There are many reasons to applaud expository preaching. But one reason speaks the loudest to me: The person of God is more important than the personality of the preacher. We are living in the age of sensationalism. There are simply too many competing voices and Christian teachers feel the need to be relevant, creative, catchy … Continue reading Thus Says the LORD!
I love to read. Actually, I think I am addicted to reading. I may be the only person who takes breaks from reading to read something else. On any given day, I am always in the middle of at least 2 books, apart from the Bible. I also love reading blog-posts, I think I read … Continue reading Blog Break (19 Jan 13)
As followers of Christ, we don’t always need to travel across borders to find souls in need of a Savior. More often than not, we don’t even need to step out of our houses to find a soul in need of our witness. And though this could come as a shocker, we don’t even need … Continue reading The Salvation of a Hypocrite
Do beliefs inform cultural expressions or do cultural expressions inform beliefs? I know that in philosophy and science, the philosophers and scientists respectively observe [externally] the life and the cultural expressions of people in order to formulate what laws, principles and beliefs inform and drive those actions. No one assumes that some of those actions, … Continue reading The Cross and Hip Hop Culture
He stumbles into my courtyard. His hands tightly bound at the wrists in leather straps. His hair is an entangled mess of blood and sweat, yet there seems to be no scratch or cut on his face. I wonder wonder whose blood that is, or where it came from. His knees are buckling with exhaustion. … Continue reading The Truth! Do You Know Him?