Order! In the House of God.

Worship

I have always been amazed at the seeming love that people have for disorder. Maybe it’s just Nigerians or Africans. Maybe it’s the entire human race. Right now, I don’t really want to place the “disorder tag” on anybody. I really do not want to. Let’s assume that humans just have a certain pull towards disorder. This actually makes sense if we consider the meaning of the word entropy. According to Wikitionary.org, entropy is the tendency of a system that is left to itself to descend into chaos. If I am permitted to view humans as individual systems, then I believe this heavily applies to them.

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I am a Christian. Should I Judge?

Luke 6:37, The Holy Bible

Welcome to the first post in a series that I have titled “The Judging Series“.

“A Christian is not supposed to judge.”
“How can one judge if one is not perfect?”
“Didn’t Jesus ask us not to judge?”

I’m sure that you must have heard such statements uttered before. You may have even heard more. The whole talk about judgemental Christians has gained popularity in the last few decades. A lot of people (Christians inclusive) classify Christians into two categories: judgemental Christians and non-judgemental Christians. I’ll try to paint a picture of both categories briefly. Continue reading

I don’t understand Christians watching Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

This will not be a long post. Because the issue doesn’t seem all that complicated.
I don’t understand Christians watching Game of Thrones .
Whenever there is a new episode, my Twitter feed overflows with people talking about Game of Thrones. First off, I’m always amazed that this many people have HBO. But second, and much more importantly, I’m always amazed that a number of people I respect–smart people, serious Christians, good conservative thinkers–are obviously watching (and loving) the series.

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Losing and Finding The Book

Many years ago in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, a missionary was preaching. As he stood in a dusty village marketplace, he held up his Bible and said, “This is God’s Book!” Then he told them people what was in it.
After he spoke, the crowd scattered. A man then approached him, layered in the handwoven robes of a village high in the Himalayas. He asked the missionary, “Is that really God’s Book?”

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The Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Whoa! This is the first time that I`d be doing something like this. This is not because I havent seen this before, but because I have never been nominated before. I`m super grateful to Funmilayo for nominating me. The award is meant to promote new blogs.

That being said, let`s do this!


The rules for the award:

  • Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
  • Answer eleven questions that the blogger gives you.
  • List eleven random fact about yourself.
  • Nominate up to 11 other Bloggers that you think are deserving of this award (with less than 200 followers).
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

 

While I don`t usually talk much about myself, I guess I have to follow the rules. So, eleven random facts about myself:

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The Perfect Sunday Service 

Sunday Worship

When someone says “church”, what immediately comes to mind would be a traditional Sunday Worship Service. I believe that`s why most folks (about 50 percent of the entire population in many local churches) find it easier to miss weekly services. Services like the Prayer Meeting and the Bible Study Meeting record such low turnout from members. Members don`t feel so bad when they don`t come to church on those days, but will have guilt overshadowing them when they try to miss a Sunday Service.

The atmosphere is different on Sundays. Everyone somehow looks tushed up on a Sunday. Even the members who attend weekly services will dress better on a Sunday. In other words, no meeting that occurs weekly in any local church equals the Sunday Service in importance to the average church-goer.

The controversial topic of service structure is one that I really try to avoid, but is also one that I have been unable to. What should be part of a service? How should a service be ordered? What should come before what? I`m sure you must have asked some of these questions before, except if you have not been attending church services. Now, I have friends who speak against services with such rigid structures that there actually is no space for spontaneity. They Holy Spirit, they argue, can be restricted in such services. Everyone will have their unique views on this. But what really makes a service complete? Continue reading

A Tale of Two Elephants

elephant-fight-far

I’m sure you must have heard the old African adage, “When two elephants fight, it is the ground that suffers.” I personally believe that this quote would be better understood if we could try to imagine how big elephant s actually are. The average adult African elephant would weigh between 4,000-7,500kg while an average Asian male would weigh between 3,000-6,000kg. One interesting fact about elephants is that they never stop growing – they continue to grow for the entirety of their lifetime. In very simple terms, elephants aren`t just big creatures – they are huge animals.

Now, can you picture two of those large mammals engaged in a fight? That`s one fight that I would definitely prefer to watch from the other end of a TV screen. A very large radius around them would literally shake. The dust raised would be enough to reduce any man`s visibility to a bare minimum.

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