Author: Deji Okegbile

“THE SURGERY NIGERIA NEEDS” FOR LEADERSHIP DEVOID OF INDIGENOUS CULTURAL IMPERATIVES: PROFESSOR ISAACS-SODEYE@87

The complex disease plaguing Nigeria is not beyond God’s redemption. Thirty one years ago, God spoke on the way forward for Nigeria. The Surgery Nigeria Needs, suggests a tribute to Professor William Akintunde Isaacs-Sodeye on his 87th birthday that brings to our national mindset the argument that ‘leadership in Africa is a bad mixture of African and foreign cultures which tend to suggest that leadership in the continent is devoid of indigenous cultural imperatives.’ For this reason and according to Joaquim Alberto Chissano, a former Chairman of the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government, and winner...

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WHERE ARE YOU ABIDING? ENUGU 2021

Fraternal Greetings to 2021 Methodist Church Nigeria, National Convention, Ministers’ Retreat @Methodist Cathedral, Enugu. Worthy is the Lamb! I give God the glory for the opportunity to be part of this Holy Gathering – Enugu 2021. I thank our father, the Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Dr SCK Uche, and the Convention Organising Team for this opportunity extended to me. I bring you greetings from the Nigerian Methodist Chaplaincy, United Kingdom. We also join the global Methodism to celebrate the transition of the second World Director, Methodist World Evangelism, Rev Eddie Fox who passed away on Wednesday 28th...

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Making Sense of Jesus: Overcoming Vain Worship.

 He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: ” ‘These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.” And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! – Mark 7:7-9 There is a vain way in which to worship God just as there is also an effective way to worship God. Vain worship is about...

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Lady Baiyewu @70, My Adorable Matriarch.

I give glory to God for making it possible for me to put into words something worthy of celebrating someone special who’s been not just my best friend & North Star, but that to so many others. Mum, Lady Yetunde Ekundayo Baiyewu is truly a virtuous legend. Born on the 6th of July, 1951 in Lagos, to Late Pa Ephraim Adesola Songonuga and Late Chief (Mrs) Dorcas Adefolabi Songonuga, the Beere of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Aiyepe, Ijebu. She was one of the ten pioneering Higher School Certificate (HSC) students, Methodist Girls’ High School, Yaba. Lagos. She obtained her...

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Celebrating Eddie Fox, the Evangelistic Face of World Methodist Council @140 and World Methodist Evangelism @50.

We must take seriously the Great Commission, the spreading of the Gospel, and we must take seriously the Wesley claim, ‘the world is my parish – Eddie Fox Methodism on Wednesday 28th July, 2021 lost one of its most missional encouragers and enablers of evangelism and church growth across the world, Rev Eddie Fox. Twenty eight years ago, at a time I was contemplating on my full-time calling into the ministry, Fox was a major evangelistic face of global Methodism I perceived through his traditional view of Scripture and Christian ethics, vibrant, alive, Spirit-filled, and missionally contagious. To the...

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