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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
Dealing with hypocrisy

Recently one of my international partners suggested that I address the issue of hypocrisy in the church and how believers should handle it. I thought about it for a while

I choose to keep believing

Good morning Mr. Atheist, I understand your questions about God, our existence, science and all of the related complexities. I too have many questions so let’s begin with one of

Targeted action needed

In my last column, I addressed the impact of street life and gang culture on young men, especially young black men, and I promised to delve further into how this

Changing a toxic culture

As a young man growing up in The Bahamas, like many others, I became attracted to the allure of what you would call the gangster lifestyle. It’s difficult even for

Why pay tithes?

One topic that is sure to stir up debate is the subject of paying of tithes. It is a subject that engenders confusion and mistrust, but should it be this

Recognizing hysteria and hyperbole

There is an almost constant chatter in The Bahamas regarding WTO. It is something that should generate conversation and debate, but it appears that we may have moved from intelligent

Christian leaders and character

Over the years there have been multiple incidents of Christian leaders caught in adulterous relationships and other character-related issues. At times the response of the non-Christian public has been that

A better way of living

Someone once asked me how do I know that being a Christian is a better way of living. They began to recite abuses and stories of hypocrisy to explain that

Do not squander the freedom we have achieved 

On January 10th, The Bahamas celebrated Majority Rule Day commemorating the date in 1967 when for the first time, the majority of the Bahamian population was properly represented. As history

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
The importance of good sleep    

It is very important to have a regular time to go to sleep nightly, as well as making sure you get sufficient sleep. Far too many people go to sleep

The importance of a task as mundane as making your bed

What should be one of the first things one should do when one wakes up in the morning? It should be to make up one’s very own bed. For most

When your spouse wants a divorce

What do you do when your spouse wants a divorce? If there is one simple answer to this question it is this – let him/her go. Although this might really

Is your lover loving you?

Today is Valentine’s Day – a day to show love to each other in very special ways. It is truly an important day to give people an opportunity to reset

We must become wise users of technologies    

Technology has provided great benefits to us over the past decades. The television, telephone, and computer have certainly lightened the load and provided wholesome avenues for information, learning, and entertainment.

Religion and mental health

About two years ago I came across an article by Dr. Ayomide Adebayo, a Nigerian medical doctor specializing in mental health, entitled “I’m Christian and I don’t Believe Mental Illness

Are you an abusive partner?

There are many people who are being abused in their relationships but who are not aware what abuse is. In the same way, some people are abusive and think they

Be a friend, make a friend

There are 20 days to National Friendship Day in The Bahamas, to be celebrated on Wednesday, November 28. Everyone is invited to celebrate this day by being kind and friendly

Love makes a difference – not  buildings

Wherever you travel in The Bahamas there is a church building. We are saturated with churches in our country. Shouldn’t that be a sign of a healthy nation? Yes, but

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
Honor and revere his name

“This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” – Matthew 6:9 Prayer is the heart’s sincere desire uttered or unexpressed – prayer is the motion

Committing ourselves to the Lenten period    

“Our Father who art in heaven.” – Matthew 6:9 We are now in the third month of the year 2019 and no one is greeting another with “Happy New Year” -

Powerful but humble

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. - Proverbs 31:16 In recognition of International Women’s Day, while we come in many sizes, shapes

God will take care of you

David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. - 1 Samuel 30:18 Has anything been taken away from you and you are still hoping that one day

Include Jesus in your desires

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 The Concise Oxford English Dictionary among a number of definitions for the word “things” describe things as personal

God truly wants to bless us

“Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10 Growing up as children we often heard from our father, more so than our mother, telling us, in no uncertain

Seek God’s face

“Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.” – Genesis 19:17 I was born through Gibbs

True and faithful

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.” How many

He loves and cares for you

“Come to me, all you that labor and are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  – Matthew 11:28 Every person that is alive has a void to be

SAVING GRACE
Jesus came to give us peace and hope

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among

Christ has risen

“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled

God is with us

“The Lord will vindicate his people and relent concerning his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free. He will say: Now where

God’s promises are eternal

“This is what the Lord says: He who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and

Do not blame God for our broken world

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans

The unadulterated truth of God’s word is medicine for the soul

But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said,

Give back to God through your talents, offerings and spreading of the gospel

“When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the

Jesus will take us through

As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor,

Through our prayers we give reverence to God

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of