Teaching Eschatology to Children

Introduction The question of eschatology is fundamental to the Christian because it clearly cuts on the hope of all believers especially as we draw near to the end of the age. Likewise, children should not be left out in learning this vital doctrine since it has wider eternal implications. In this article, I seek to … Continue reading Teaching Eschatology to Children

Issues In Christian Education 1

Introduction Christian education is an essential component of discipleship in the church. In recent years, several voices have arisen in favor of or against this vital ministry. Because of its unique nature, it is important for the Christian education practitioner to understand the issues that underlie Christian education. This article seeks to look at four … Continue reading Issues In Christian Education 1

Christian Attitude to Studies

Introduction Christian education is very important to the believer’s life as well as the whole church in general. However, for successful implementation of it, Christians should have a proper attitude towards their studies. Without the right attitude and approach, Christian education will not bring out the best of disciples of Christ. In this article, I … Continue reading Christian Attitude to Studies

Studying the Bible

Introduction The Bible is a fascinating book. While it was given to us by the inspiration of God, one can easily be tempted to think that there is no reason for diligent study. Yet, several scriptural admonitions encourage us to be diligent in our study as we search the scriptures. The prevalent amount of error, … Continue reading Studying the Bible

Finding Refuge in God

Do you know where to run to when tragedy strikes? Do you have the remedy for your sin sick soul? Do you have a savior, a protector or a deliverer when tragedy overtakes you like a whirlwind? Or, when the storms of life are mercilessly in their fury threatening your security? Our lives are always in constant danger and great peril. The pastor tells us that the devil is out to get us and we tremble. The health officials tells us the mighty coronavirus is out there to get us and we cower in fear and get locked down in our places as if we are safe in our homes. There is trouble in the city and there is trouble in the country. There is nowhere to run and hide when the evil day falls on us because we realize that we had not prepared enough defenses for ourselves. Human efforts and wisdom all proves to be insufficient to give us the security and stronghold we need for the day of trouble. However, today I want to share with you some Good News. There is a shelter and a refuge, a bulwark that is never failing, somewhere you can find shelter under the shadow of the Almighty.

Theolophobia: Why We Don’t Trust Theological Education

Recently, I started working on my Capstone project, my final MDiv course at Carey Theological College, Canada. As I pondered on what I would want to do, I decided on coming up with a project that equips local church leadership to carry on the task of Christian education in their local churches. This was inspired … Continue reading Theolophobia: Why We Don’t Trust Theological Education

Foundations of Pastoral Care

Petersen, Bruce L. Foundations of Pastoral Care. Kansas City, Kansas: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2007. 321 pp. Petersen’s book was written to help pastors understand the importance of pastoral care. He believes that over the years, many people have lost the significance of the pastoral ministry and all that it encompasses. However, because … Continue reading Foundations of Pastoral Care

In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling

Lartey, Emmanuel Y. In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling. Second Edition. London and New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003. 194 pp. This book was written to bridge the gap that existed in pastoral care and counseling. Before Lartey's work, pastoral care and counseling had been assumed to be understood in … Continue reading In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling

The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World

Johnson, Darrell W. The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009. The glorious work of preaching should be understood in light of its divine significance. The Triune God has chosen to speak to humanity through the medium of spoken and written words and anticipates humanity to … Continue reading The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World

Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages

Robinson Haddon. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 2000. Although an old book, Robinson’s text is filled with depth and content. Because the book was firstly written in 1980, one may be tempted to think that the book is no longer relevant to the contemporary preaching … Continue reading Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages