Musings From Abroad: Nigeria and Faith

I travelled to Nigeria this year. I noticed and learned many things, some of which I will share on my page in a series. This one, as the title suggests, is about the faith of the Nigerian people. I’m not referring to one particular religion, but the exercise of faith and belief in God. On…

Poetry: When it Rains It Pours

(2007) When I look up and the see the clouds coming in, When I notice the air is getting windy & thick, When I hear the sound of rain beating my shelter, When I am startled by the loud thunder, When I am jolted by the strike of lightning, When I am soaked in the…

The African Christian Perspective on American Racial Tension

Beginning in April, images of police brutality towards African Americans have gone viral on social media and in the news; all of which I had been oblivious to….The unrest in Baltimore has been on my mind for some reason… I guess I really do live under a Little Rock; I’d like to call it law school. My present concern though is how do I respond to things like the riots in Baltimore and the events that sparked those riots?

The Purpose of Silence

Silence. Most people don’t like it. We cringe at the sound of silence. We feel like it is awkward or we feel like something is wrong if it is silent. But silence truly can be a good thing.

Confessions of a Young Adult

We need to keep in mind that at this stage we are, in fact, adults, but we still need to honor our parents. We are to honor God by honoring our parents…

Graceless Love

Grace means a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment. Graceless is the antithesis of graceful. Where graceful means something that is characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech, graceless would mean lacking grace, lacking pleasing elegance, or lacking charm.