Do You Pray?

Samuel I. Prime's book The Power of Prayer gives an account of the New York revival of 1857-1858. I had not heard of that revival before I purchased the book. It was a revival of prayer, one that did not resemble many other historic revivals—a point that Prime continually reminds his readers throughout the book.... Continue Reading →

My Preaching Experience in February

February was an interesting month. I preached three times in February, the same number of times I preached in the entirety of 2019. Preaching is serious business, and I can say that preaching in February was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I have greater respect for preachers who get on their... Continue Reading →

Is It Right Because It Works?

  I recently wrote an article about my experience with the prosperity gospel. While writing that article, several thoughts came to my mind. Is it okay to condemn a movement simply because it didn't work for me? Would I embrace an idea because I have seen it work for others? Are results the only litmus... Continue Reading →

The Gospel I Knew

The prosperity gospel has reshaped Christianity in Nigeria. It rode off the back of Pentecostalism and was introduced largely through the ministry of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, who many (rightly) describe as the father of the prosperity gospel in Africa. Idahosa laid the framework for what Conrad Mbewe calls the "Nigerian religious junk" that... Continue Reading →

A Lesson (or Two) in Death

For as long as I can remember, the subject of death has always fascinated me. Growing up in a Christian home and attending a church that was heavy on holiness made me understand what happened after people died—the good guys would go to heaven, while the bad guys would go to hell. But why they... Continue Reading →

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