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April 28, 2014

On Redefining Change: State, Action, and Passion

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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The Aristotelian philosophy on the nature of being teaches about the ten categories of ‘being’. The first is ‘substantive’, which is the primary mode of being, while the nine secondary modes are categorized as ‘accidents’. Accidents are the changeable dimensions of our being that do not change who we are but allow us to do something different beyond our ‘recognizable’ limits and often factored in our core substance. For example to say that someone is black,...
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Come Back to Church

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Lesslie Newbigin started a conversation on Proper Confidence in the gospel, where he passionately wrote about the emerging youth culture he saw in his homeland England and the destructive effect it was having on the church. When Newbigin returned to England to work with the United Reformed Church after serving for 40 years abroad in several senior positions within ecumenical bodies such as the Church of South India and the World Council of Churches, he...
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On Praying ‘Our Father…’

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Prayer is a savvy way to trade our sorrows for joy. It’s about sharing a conversation with an unseen, yet relational God, who sees beyond our intentions and chooses to either invade the situation or allow us mature through them. Prayer is all about intentions. But it is also God’s own way of weighing in on our spiritual maturity. Saint Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican friar, teaches readers through his Thomistic scholarship something about prayer. In...
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Juxtaposing Truth and Reality

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Just last week, a reader wrote me personally after I made a very contentious statement on my blog “Identity: Misguiding Taglines” where I premised that “identities are just realities; they are not truth.” The reader argued why I dropped a statement like that without clarification. Apologies! My blog this week provides a more detailed answer to understanding truth and reality. Reality and truth have become so loosely thrown around that their through meaning get lost in the...
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Identity: Misguiding Taglines

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Now with so much racism going on in the world it seems especially important that I write about this. For several months now, I have been exploring the beautiful, racially segregated South Africa. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited, especially Stellenbosch and Cape Town regions. It is no new thing to say that South Africa still struggles with apartheid. And this particular position ignores the history of...
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Protecting Those You Lead

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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There are two sides to protection: 1. Being protected and, 2. Protecting others. Both are exponentially related and require great humility, trust and love. For instance, you need to trust someone enough to allow them into your life to protect you. And on the other hand, you need humility to submit to someone’s protective measures. Either way, both are polarized by love. We need the best wisdom to harness the noisy negatives and conflicts of...
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Comfort is Priceless – Go for It!

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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It was at the wee hours of the morning, just right before the busy streets of Lagos starts buzzing and teeming with people, I woke up to get ready for my trip. The next day I had a workshop to facilitate so I had to get to the venue that day. Thanks to my alarm clock for getting me out of bed on time. Couple of days prior to this time, I planned on flying but couldn’t...
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