The thing about being part of an ethnic minority is that you’re pretty much damned either way. As a black African living in America, this is something I came to feel quite keenly. On the one hand, you must navigate a majority culture that is not your own, at times setting aside your … More Minority Report (Part 1)
I’m not one of those people that read instructions carefully. I browse. I skim read. I don’t see small print and even if I did I wouldn’t take the time to even pretend perusing it. All this doesn’t strike me as particularly odd; it ought to, especially seeing that I’m trained in the legal and … More The trouble with Christianity
The human heart has more to it than one might think. I’ve found that it has many recesses, hidden doors, passageways, false rooms, winding stairs, motives, reasons, movements, deliberations and strong rooms. I think that’s why Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” I have heard … More To the unknown heart
“So heavenly-minded that you’re of no earthly good”. I love that phrase, even though I’m not sure exactly what it means. I guess there are some people that focus so much on the finish line that they don’t watch their feet in the process. It’s been said that religion is the opiate of the masses- … More True religion – stimulant of the people
According to C.S. Lewis, “Christianity hasn’t got, and doesn’t profess to have, a detailed political programme for applying, ‘Do as you would be done by’ to a particular society at a particular moment. It couldn’t have, of course. It is meant for all men at all times and the particular programme which suited one … More The Church and ‘social morality’
I’ve been catching up on some old Star Trek movies lately. I’m happy to report that I’ve now seen all of them. It’s shocking, actually, seeing that I would have called myself a fan. In any case, I had a good time, and there are some very interesting lines in there. Wrath of Khan is … More What is normal?
I’m already assuming that there is a new world to come. I’m certain of it. What I’m not so sure about is what it will look like, what the scent of grass will evoke, or the touch of other human beings. Will the woman who’s been abused all her life by men be finally able … More Will there be solitaire in the world to come?