Author: Deji Okegbile

‘GOD’S SMUGGLER’: CELEBRATING HERO OF FAITH, BROTHER ANDREW.

The lessons from my life will be useless unless a new generation arises to carry the torch, to look for new and creative ways to take the Bible into places that are torn by war, hatred, nationalism and generations of conflict – Bro Andrew Last week, when I was looking through my study’s book shelves, my eyes went straight to the book ‘God’s Smuggler, One man’s mission to change the world’ by Brother Andrew, John and Elizabeth Sherrill.[1] It was a joyful celebration to later read about the news of Bro Andrew’s transition few days later. I have been...

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DEATH FOUND “THE SERVANT MONARCHY” ALIVE: NATION IN TRANSITION.

When death comes to find you, may it find you alive – African Proverb. This proverb drip power that comes from the proximity of death, hence the need to be alive in Christ. The good news, even today is that, “As in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” To be alive in Christ is a missional transition based on a foundation that is so strong that even when the storms come, we can live and reign through them. God made us alive with Jesus Christ when we admit that we are sinners and...

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My Art Teacher, Dr Kunle Filani @ 65: A Vintage Art Historian, Art Critic and Catalyst.

I entered Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, now Federal University of Education, Ondo in 1986 to study Fine Art and Education. Looking back, I would describe it as arriving “empty,” that is, knowing very little and open to any and all information, Art education, history, ideas, tools and techniques, and faculty. Everyday, every course, and every class meeting provided me and my course mates the resources, attitudes, and approaches to learning and growing that continue to benefit us in our different endeavours to this day. Faculty were our heroes and models as they inspired us and, yes, showed great...

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Missional “Guests” and “Hosts”: A Representation of God’s Eschatological Banquet.

The social challenges in the ancient world expresses itself in more implicit fashion in our contexts today. The social issues and descriptions of the first-century world of the New Testament resonates with ‘the problems on our church settings, especially churches rooted in Western, democratic society.’ Jesus’s parable in Luke 14 warns that those who proudly promote themselves and their own interests in this life will be put to shame in the next. This parable originally applied to Israel and its widespread rejection of Jesus Christ and his message also applies to churches and individual believers today. The subject of...

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VERY REVEREND OKOOSI@ 90: Abiding Disciple of Rev W.F. Mellor.

The Rev William Frederick Mellor remains the longest expatriate serving British Methodist minister in Remoland. His legacy beyond the chieftaincy title he bagged, “The Asiwaju Muleoruwa of Remoland abides till date. The Very Rev. Emmanuel Aiyetowo Okoosi remains a testimonial to the legacy of Rev Mellor in Nigeria. Very Rev Okoosi and many others has had a great impact upon me, encouraged me into the Methodist ministry, and to reach this world for Jesus Christ. Their fingerprints are all over me. From a personal perspective, their love of the Lord Jesus and their hearts for the lost have given...

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