Making Sense of Suffering

"You haven't heard what has happened?" This is a response that causes the hairs on my nape to rise. I received it in March, after the plane carrying my uncle from a business trip in Italy went down in Ethiopia, leaving no survivors. It is a response I received less than a year ago through…

Being African, From Africa

"This sound is heard  in Somalia, Sudan and Senegal it is heard in Gambia Ghana and Gabon in Niger, Nigeria and Namibia in Madagascar, Mali and Morocco it is heeeaard, in Zimbabwe, and indeed in mother Zambia" Their sound blasted through the atmosphere, reaffirming and retracing their African identity. Their attire was as colorful as…

A Pastor’s Letter to Himself

Dear . . . , I know you doubt yourself sometimes, but remember God's voice and gifts are irrevocable. I know you face many battles, but the greatest battle is the fight of the gospel in your own heart. I know that you sometimes have to wear many hats, but remember that Christ crowns your…

Be Famous, For Christ

Twitter handles and timelines are making us famous. They uncover what we truly love. They are laying our hearts bear for what is there. I happened to come across the trailer of Paul the Apostle (2018) on someone's timeline and managed to watch the movie yesterday. It reminded me of a great line that I…

7 Reasons Why Doctrine Matters

Joining the bandwagon of resolution-ists, I have decided to make my reading more structured. I plan to be reading at least 3 books a month and with my impending 3 month anniversary in my pastoral calling, this week I’ll be reading Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology written by Mark Dever and others affiliated with The Gospel…