Are they really necessary?

“I’m a protestant, I’m AIC, I’m PCEA, I’m Catholic, I’m Baptist……………………….etc or these guys are like this and that…No!…they do this and that………..”

And the conversation goes on and on when new people meet each other especially when talk of religion comes up or which church they go to. The whole idea of denominations within the church has always baffled me because in the scriptures Christianity began as one body……but with time and the influence of culture and human laws we find it being fragmented into many pieces which I believe has also resulted in the outgrowth of cults.

My understanding is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple in terms of the message(salvation of man kind and reconciliation to God); the Gospel is simple once understood and accepted (through faith). And to find out if I was the only with the thought that denominations are unnecessary in Christianity, I posted two questions in Read More

Going Digital: Teaching Teachers

From the 19th to the 22nd of August 2011, I got the opportunity of attending a conference for christian teachers (National Christian Teachers Conference). Its an annual event and this was the second edition. Mmh! This was quite interesting, teaching teachers 🙂

One of the Conference Sessions

My main focus was teaching them on how the internet can be used to positively impact their students.

I had two seminar tracks, Sunday and Monday, so I spent the first two days getting to Read More

400 years of KJV Bible

An interesting infographic that I came across the YouVersion website. YouVersion focuses on using technology to bring the word of God (The Holy Bible) closer to people through developing Bible Apps for mobile devices (iPhones, Android devices, iPads and other tablets). Too learn more about Youversion go to http://www.youversion.com/about

Do sign up with them and Read More

EXODUS – PART 1

Life is a journey; a journey that is a story; a story that has a start, middle and an ending. We all start out the same. We come from a womb at birth. We are born naturally unless someone has been grown from a plant; this reminds me of those African myth stories we used to read in primary school; anyway, back to the main topic.

In the middle, events and decisions occur that shape us and eventually the choices that we make determine our final outcome at the end. How will you finish Read More

Deutronomy 28

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:  (Deu 28:1)

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and Read More

Of Apologetics and Arguments

Some time back I had a heated discussion with members of my church’s Bible study group on whether Christians should discuss Bible theology in terms of apologetics. From their perspective apologetics and arguing were the same thing and the Bible says that we should be not involved in quarrels. In other word, it is wrong to give a defense of your faith because it will lead to quarrels (read Arguments) of which leads to sin. However, they seemed to have misunderstood the concept of apologetics and that same day, in the evening, I came up with this article to explain the matter at hand. I focused on differentiating between arguments and apologetics.

Apologetics can be defined as the branch of Christian theology which attempts to give a rational defense of the Christian faith. Apologetics is giving a reason for why you believe what you believe.

The English word “apologetics” comes from the Greek word apologia which means “to give a reason or defense

Apologetics is also called “pre-evangelism”, meaning it is before evangelism. In other words how can you witness and yet you don’t have a strong foundation of your faith. How do you expect to witness and yet you don’t know the meaning of Salvation?

In essence apologetics goes HAND in HAND with witnessing. It EQUIPS you to witness.

Why should we as Christians do apologetics?

There are 4 reasons: Read More

The New Black

During my primary school days, I remember Mrs. Peninah, our science teacher teaching us the basic principle of magnetism whereby opposite poles attract while same poles oppose.

Look at the natural world. Does a cockerel chase another cockerel to mate or does it chase a female chicken? Am sure when you’re in upcountry you have observed this. So what am I trying to say?

God made man (Adam), man saw that he was lonely Read More

Mind Your Language

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A few weeks ago I came across an interesting article in the Standard news paper based on using curse words. I won’t give in full detail what it entailed but in essence it approved the use of cursing when angry or hurt as a way of removing stress. Well to some point it may be true, for example, you’re busy nailing hooks onto the wall for Read More