You Should Give Up

A friend recently wrote about the value of giving up. Sometimes, you do so to restrategise, or so you can live to fight another day. In the same week, another friend tweeted about his struggle to finish books and that he had many half-read tomes. I responded, “Life’s too short to finish a book that’s not[…]

Unchoose Religion

Daughter: Daddy, the couple we just had dinner with; are they your friends? Dad: Yes, they are. Daughter: Are they good people? Dad: Yes, my child. Daughter: Respectable? Dad: Yes. If the two of them weren’t so, I wouldn’t have invited them into our home. Daughter: Do they practice any form of religion? Dad: Yes,[…]

A Flaw in Religion

A flaw in “religion”, is it seems to be designed for what people hope to be. It focuses on ideals, transformation and change. But, it appears to do a terrible job of dealing with people’s current realities and their every day struggles. Too many times, faith is used as a talisman to escape life. Thus, religion grapples with contemporaneous issues and[…]

Tasha Cobbs Vs. Nicki Minaj: Music & Religion

This post is not an argument for gospel musician, Cobbs’ decision to feature secular artist, Minaj in the single – I’m Getting Ready. It does not discount anyone’s opinion. It simply shares mine. It is also not an exhaustive theological discourse on music and faith. I think Leke Alder has done enough justice here. As[…]

Religious Envy

Let me teach you something about religious envy. The knowledge of God is supposed to bring out the best in people but for some, it produces personality dislocations, emanating from pride. Maybe it’s because God is the greatest personality in the universe, so in the same way that people freak out when they’re close to[…]

Unreligious

I do not think that being liberal, or not being religious, is about wearing jeans and listening to funky Christian music. I’m not sure it’s the freedom to drink the odd glass of wine in a club with a great conscience. I think it’s about being completely human before God; being real. It’s about living by[…]

Cold Shoulder

Cold shoulder  – the fashion style not the attitude – is here to stay and I’m greatly enjoying the chagrin of the Sunday morality police. I love it when a generation figuratively gives the “middle finger” to “religion”. People come to church (and to Jesus) as they are and not how others want them to[…]

This Cursed Form of Christianity

I’ve been struggling with Christianity for a while. Especially the fact that Jesus didn’t found the “religion” called Christianity in the first place. It used to be a descriptive epithet for a way of life. Not so, anymore. From my limited understanding of scripture, it would seem that Jesus came to help humanity to restore a[…]