Lessons of the Season (1): It’s OK to Dream

I’ve been somewhat silent on here of late – mostly down to circumstances – but I’ve still been writing here and there and I started journaling a series of personal reflections. This is the first of them – the remainder of them will come out…

In Defense of Taking Notes in Sermons

I am a “note taker” and I love it. Sermons, lectures, webinars at work – I like…no, I need to have pen and paper with me to focus. In so much as you are delivering some form of information, I need to write it down…and…

Review: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

I believe self-reflection is a lost art. When it comes to the church, I think self-reflection is not just a lost art, it is a misunderstood art. The ability to look back, to look in, to look up – these are skills that previous generations…

Five Things I Want to Teach My Son

Should the Lord be pleased and I have a son (tentatively named Kofi Jr – has to be born on a Friday though but we can dream!), here are five life lessons I want to impart him – lessons I’ve learned the hard way but…

Father Hunger

I did have a blog post planned today called “An Ineligible Bachelor?” – that’ll now be posted on Tuesday afternoon.¬† However, yesterday I listened to a sermon series I hadn’t heard since 2013 from Doug Wilson, minister of Christ Church in Moscow, ID called “Father…

Christians Are Annoying (2)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Christians Are Annoying

Continuing from the first part of this series, here are two¬†additional things I find annoying about Christians at times: We’re not all in I’ve always believed that being a Christian is the kind of thing that is definitional for a person. In the words of…

Christians Are Annoying (1)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Christians Are Annoying

I have long believed in and cherished the great ideal of brutal honesty. As the saying goes, “Hard words make soft hearts and soft words make hard hearts”, and while I appreciate there is some pushback to that sentiment, it’s true on occasion. Sometimes hard…