Labor Day Symbols

Hats Off to the American Worker This Labor Day

On Labor Day, we pay tribute to the contributions workers make and have made to the strength and prosperity of America. Not as if this tribute is without significance. For in America, we also have able-bodied citizens who can work, have opportunity to work, but chose to exist otherwise. Some chose the life of a beggar. Some would rather exist … Continue Reading →

Modern Church Building

When Prominent Church Leaders Fall

Church leaders are just like the rest of us in at least one respect. We all have our shortcomings. We all are subject to moral failure. A significant difference between us and them, however, is that prominent church leaders tend to have a large sphere of influence. Accordingly, when they fail the impact is greater. The question is, how shall … Continue Reading →

Champion holding a trophy

God Sees the Champion in You

Suppose you saw yourself the same way that God sees you? Yes, I know the Bible reveals a lot about who we are in Christ. But still, I believe that if God were to show us a complete picture of the potential He has placed in us and His expectations of us based on that potential we would probably think … Continue Reading →

Man begging for forgiveness

Forgive Him (or Her) and Release Yourself

Have you ever been on the receiving end of wrongdoing? I am not talking about petty stuff. No, I am talking about serious offenses. For instance, while dating you, you found out he was also dating your best friend. Oh, and at the same time, both of them were telling you how much they loved you. Or, you sacrificed to … Continue Reading →

Cross with the words "Amazing Grace"

We Are What We Are by the Grace of God

We know that we saved by grace through faith. But the grace of God does not stop at salvation. We also live our daily lives under the umbrella of grace. The things we do in serving the Lord are divinely assisted by His grace. We must never forget that. Take Paul the apostle, for example. He was a man who … Continue Reading →

Crime Scene

Three Questions Regarding the Death of Michael Brown

I know we don’t know everything about what happened that night—excuse me–that bright Saturday afternoon. But as a black man with a teenage son living in America, I see a troubling trend. So let me just throw out three quick questions that I have been entertaining about the death of Michael Brown. First, to the officer who shot and killed Michael … Continue Reading →

A bowling ball of hope knocking down bowling pins of despair

The Key to a Faith-Filled Life

Even in world that’s filled with despair and uncertainty, we can live a faith-filled life. In fact, it is to this end that God inspired holy men to write the Bible. “Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). In the verse above, the … Continue Reading →