His Hair Grew Again

Not too long ago, I sat with three brothers to read through Proverbs 5-7, three chapters that are full of warnings against adultery. And it didn’t take long before our attention was fixed on the very hard statements and warnings found throughout the text. Here are some them: 'He dies for lack of discipline, and... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Uncertainty

We’re 9 days into the new year. Today, the excitement has largely worn off. Truth be told, the excitement isn’t what it used to be, say, five years ago. Five or six years ago, I’d have been enthusiastically looking for a “word” for the year and babbling about seasonal spiritual alignment—or something like that. Thank... Continue Reading →

God’s Dumb Children

God has no dumb children. I have read that sentence multiple times in the past few weeks. Each time, the author tried to inform me that prayer proves the legitimacy of one's claim to be a child of God. Just as it is natural for children to cry out to their earthly parents for help... Continue Reading →

Witnesses—Old and New

When I was a little boy, my home cell group would go out for evangelism one Sunday evening every month. That was my first exposure to evangelism, which meant walking the streets of Barnawa, sharing tracts and informing people that Jesus loved them. I wasn't saved at the time. And all I knew I had... Continue Reading →

Knowledge and Christian Maturity

I have always valued knowledge as a Christian. I grew up thinking that the person who answered the most questions in Sunday School or Bible Study was the most matured Christian. It didn't matter if they were saved, or if they lived lives that corresponded with the knowledge they had—all they had to do was... Continue Reading →

Thank God for His Work in Nigeria

"Describe the overall condition of the church in Nigeria. Be honest without sounding overly critical." I read these words a few weeks ago and haven't been able to forget them. This is because it is normal to depict the state of Christianity in Nigeria in a bad light (especially if one says one is Reformed).... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Happy new year! Though it seems like much hasn't changed in 2021, with the second wave of the pandemic still claiming lives and old restrictions being renewed in many parts of the world, it does feel like a new year for me. Unsurprisingly, there is so much to say about the past year, and I... Continue Reading →

Life at Trinity: One Year Later

"Suffering is an indispensable part of church planting," Barry King said in the first session of his 12 Questions About Church Planting online course. That statement probably stuck with me more than any other thing he said that day. This is probably because I am part of a church plant (read initial post about my... Continue Reading →

Satan is Subtle and Modest

Many of Satan's suggestions would sound egregious to the Christian who is consciously seeking to obey God's will. So he comes subtly. Never asking for too much at one time. He does this so well that many fall for his wiles, before ever realizing how far they have gone. In the Puritan Classic, The Christian... Continue Reading →

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