Faithful Preaching that Doesn’t Bore to Death

When I started expository preaching someone told me I was teaching and not preaching. Now when you get a feedback like that in an African context you know that was one boring lecture. Just think about that lesson you didn't like in college or highschool and imagine having it just before lunch with a teacher … Continue reading Faithful Preaching that Doesn’t Bore to Death

The Ministry of Critics

When we think God has called us to the ministry we think of words like the Gospel, the lost and those needing discipleship. We imagine walking together to establish the kingdom either where Christ is not known or clarifying the Gospel where there exists confusion. I don't think any of us comes along to be … Continue reading The Ministry of Critics

The Idol of the People Pleaser

You meet this guy who always shows up when he's needed. He never wants to fail people. If anything he'll go out of his way to serve others. You think, if everyone was like him how far would this ministry go. Why can't people be this committed? But then you realise something, he doesn't take … Continue reading The Idol of the People Pleaser

When Technology Harms Discipleship

Years ago before social media, televangelists and online ministries people would walk to a pastor's home for advice. If they didn't think it was such a serious matter they'd share with a friend or a few in the fellowship. But life has changed. We now live on one end of the city and go to … Continue reading When Technology Harms Discipleship

The Tragedy of Good Men

The power of the Gospel is clearly revealed when a man who lived an evil life turns around to follow Jesus. This is why we love apostle Paul's story. We love hearing those kinds of testimonies that say I was a completely different person before I met Jesus. I was a drunkard, a murderer, a … Continue reading The Tragedy of Good Men

Burn the old Bridge

If we keep looking over our past Imagining what would have beenWondering if we are missing outLonging for what this body cravesSoon we'll forget the chains of the old slave masterWe've got to burn that bridge so we never look back If we keep playing with the fireEntertaining that old man of sinFeeding him when … Continue reading Burn the old Bridge

Praying for our own Discipleship

So often when we talk about prayer we think material things and don't get me wrong there's a place for that. We pray about jobs, financial needs and health matters. It's a beautiful declaration of our dependence to our heavenly Father. We should pray for material things. But it's striking that we would see our … Continue reading Praying for our own Discipleship