Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 73

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* April 17, 2017; 2124 hours I don’t think many people my age think much about marriage and children. Why get married? Why have children? Because it’s popular in society? Because it’s fashionable? That’s how it appears to me. Those my age are getting…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 72

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* April 5, 2017; 2213 hours In dealing with poverty, for the past few decades, it appears to me we have been addressing the dilemma from the wrong angle. It seems to me we are largely focused on bringing unearned wealth to the poor.…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 67

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* December 13, 2016; 2344 hours 1 Corinthians 12:9, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” I’m an impatient person. Although the Army has me well-trained in waiting…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 66

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* December 4, 2016; 1844 hours As with any other Christian, I am fascinated with the study of theodicy, particularly with why we suffer. Yet I am primarily intrigued as a theologian and prospecting pastor. When it comes to suffering, we ask the wrong…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 64

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* November 21, 2016; 1200 hours It is essential that I, and every other Christian, view God as our Father. It is not until Jesus walked among us that God as our Father was fully realised. In Christ reconciliation is made with our heavenly…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 60

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* November 2, 2016; 1921 hours What does it mean to “be filled” with the Spirit? Contrasting it to being drunk on wine, Paul says, “ἀλλὰ πληροῦσθε [present passive imperative 2p] ἐν πνεύματι”—”but be filled in the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). Paul’s frequent use of…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 22

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* June 12, 2016; 1512 hours Isaiah 43:4, “Because you are precious in My eyes, and honoured, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.” The demise of our enemies is not because God’s people…