• How To Be Christian In Nigeria

    Being a Christian in Nigeria is not enough. You have to be a good Christian. A God-fearing one. In Nigeria, being God fearing is very important. it’s the only qualification that matter. If you’re a man, being God fearing is enough to make you marriage worthy. But as a Nigerian, It’s not enough that you’re God fearing though, you must be seen to be. Afterall, what use is your fear of God if everyone cannot see it and commend you for being such a God fearing person? So make sure everyone knows how God fearing you are. Make sure you have a bold church bumper sticker that says “I am…

  • The Church ‘Under Attack’? OK Then! Let It Be!

    The religious establishment felt under attack when Jesus started calling them out on their hypocrisy and selfishness. The church felt under attack the moment Martin Luther posted his thesis on the door and called out the extortion of the poor and sale of indulgences. If the 21st century church is feeling under attack today, it’s because capitalist Christianity and Pentecostalism is a cancer that must be uprooted and burned. The questions being asked are uncomfortable. Your favorite religious leaders and mentors are being scrutinized and it’s scary. I understand. It’s painful. But it’s necessary. This tower of corruption we have erected needs to be pulled down. The church is not…

  • The Freedom To Show Up Just The Way You Are…

    Over the years, we have beat people over the head with the pressure to change, to repent, to clean up their act and come to God.  A lot of them have been left traumatized and wounded by this pressure to change and clean up before coming because the more they try and fail, the more unworthy they feel.  But is that really the gospel? Check this out: Romans 1:17 (ERV) “The Good News shows how God makes people right with himself. God’s way of making people right begins and ends with faith. As the Scriptures say, “The one who is right with God by faith will live forever.” This completely…

  • Cover Me Lord!

    God’s word today is ‘covering’. I woke up today with ‘cover me lord’ ringing in my spirit. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are covered in protection. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. (Psalms 121:5 NLT) God’s covering on you is not just about protecting you from external harm. Its also about protecting you from bad decisions and mistakes you might make. Anywhere your name is being mentioned for any kind of decision today, the lord will cover you. Be confident to live your life, do your job and pursue your purpose. You are covered physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially!…

  • Fighting The Distortions – By Chude Jideonwo‏ (@Chude )

    There are many bible characters I don’t much like. If I had lived in their time, I wouldn’t sit down and have a drink with them. I would respect them, possibly even admire them. But I wouldn’t be friends with them. Like Isaiah, or Jeremiah; too angry, too bi-polar. Still conflicted about the Apostle Paul. The book of Romans is a seminal work on human frailty, but much of the rest is lacking in empathy. But Jesus. My God, Jesus!  It’s why it’s so important to me to fight back the distortions of his nature by fundamentalists. And it’s all there, in the Bible. In the words the gospels report.…

  • Gifted & Thinking Of Leaving The Church…

    God has blessed the church with an abundance of gifts and talents and it’s so beautiful to see these gifts flourish and bless lives as they are harnessed, developed and expressed. ” He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christ’s followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ’s body, the church, until we’re all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.” Eph 4:11-13 (MSG) God made it a…

  • Scared Of Being Obscure

    Obscurity: The state of being unknown or inconspicuous. Can also mean anonymity, lack of fame/renown/honor/recognition. Sounds like a scary word isn’t it? Doesn’t sound positive. definitely not a word we want associated with us. We live in a world where being ‘unknown’ can be synonymous with being ‘unimportant’. Social media has opened doors to previously unbelievable levels of instant fame and popularity. Motivational speakers and coaches encourage us to ‘put ourselves out there’. Even when we are preached at, to ‘let our light shine’, we are hardly ever told that there’s a thin line between letting your light shine for the glory of the father and playing for the gallery.

  • My Take On The Apostle Paul & His Alleged Sexism

    When I read some of the things Paul wrote about women, especially looking at it through 21st century lens, it’s easy to understand why many (especially Non-Christians) consider Paul to be quite sexist. As a Christian feminist woman who strongly believes in equality, and a great fan of Paul the Apostle, needless to say I found this rather disturbing, and that led me to ask the uncomfortable questions and seek to understand what led my favorite Apostle in the bible to write the words he did.

  • My Name Is ‘Christian’.

    Unapologetically Christian. That’s who I am. I am a Christian because I have met You Lord and experienced your grace, your mercy and your unconditional love. I have experienced what it is to be rescued from certain death and brought back to life. I have experienced being given a purpose and a reason for experience at a time when my life was empty and I was living in a shell. But I am here Lord. You saved me. You cleaned me up. You gave me a platform, put me on a pedestal that I couldn’t have climbed by myself. You gave me a name, you gave me an identity. My…

  • Christianity is Counter Culture.

    Christianity is counter culture. The life we live when we yield to Jesus takes us away from our old system of living, thoughts, attitude and most importantly, our priorities change in it’s entirety. Living in Christ requires us to place our entire existence into God’s hands for him to use as he will. Only then can we truly worship him. Our everyday, waking up, going to work life is our living sacrifice to God. It’s a sacrifice that sets us free. Free to do what he wants. Free to be who he’s called us to be. The culture of our day says we should live for ourselves. We should live…

  • The Delusion Of Social Media ‘Influence’

    There was a time I was obsessed with numbers. It happens to the best of us. We have been brainwashed into believing that we are “influential” if we have a large following on social media. If our posts draw thousands of views and hundreds of comments, then we are called “influencers”. But is that really true?  What is true influence? How does one gain the position of influence? God has taught me that social media numbers don’t mean a thing if lives ain’t getting transformed through you.

  • Dear Twitter Christians…

    Dear Twitter Christians, I’m sorry if what i have to say makes you a tad bit uncomfortable. Please accept my apologies in advance. For the past few months i have observed in silence, the response of ‘believers’ like you and I to several issues that affect the society we live in, and i must say that our responses have been rather weird. ( to put it mildly) Lately, it’s begining to look like we are enamoured with flooding the TL with bible quotes to each other, rhapsodizing about how wonderful the verses are, while burying our head in the sands, pretending that nothing about what is going on affects us…

  • I Don’t Have “To Feel Humbled”…

    So I have been learning some important lessons about humility and I think that humility is one character trait that we would all like to believe we possess.  But we can hardly think we are humble without feeling some pride in our “humility” and that just negates the whole thing right? I am learning that there is no such thing as “feeling humble” because humility is not a feeling. It can begin as an attitude that then develops into a core character trait. In my industry, when people say they “feel humbled” (especially after an award or a special recognition of some sort) what they are really saying is that…

  • If Jesus Was On Earth Today, He Would Embrace Caitlyn Jenner

    So the new photos of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) hit the internet and social media is in an uproar. Of course, it’s not a secret that hollywood is seriously doing all it can to push the LGBT agenda or that the culture of the world we live in is changing rapidly and morality has been redefined. But that is not the point here today. the point is how the christian community reacts to these changes and how those reactions affect not just the perception of christianity, but our mission and calling of reconciling the world back to God. (2 Corinthians 5:19) It’s sad to see Christians brandishing…

  • Too Many Churches, Too Little Love

    The church of Jesus Christ is founded on the love principle. The church is the body of Christ, united with him in love by his spirit and it’s that love that brings us together and grows us. We are commanded to love each other and other people around us. Without love, we cannot affect our world for Christ and fulfil the great commission. Why then does it look like everything is falling apart around us while we are busy having jamborees and raising edifices?  We seem to have forgotten that the church is not the building we tax ourselves so hard to beautify and make grandiose. The church is the…