Today is Thanksgiving Day. All around the world, Americans are gathering to celebrate this momentous holiday. Yes, I said all around the world. Even here, in the middle of Nowhere, Uganda, Americans are gathering. What used to be an American holiday is now known across the globe. Although celebrated mostly by Americans, the holiday is … Continue reading An African Thanksgiving
I spoke on this last week. Citing something similar to a Lecrae quote, I said, "You aren't a Christian blogger if you aren't blogging about Christ." This remains true. Of course, if you are a Christian, this doesn't immediately label you a Christian blogger. Being a Christian blogger is about stance- who you are, what … Continue reading The Identity of the Christian Blogger
In his popular song Good, Bad, Ugly, Lecrae did something unprecedented- he addressed the issue of physical abuse. He writes, I remember back in the dayI was barely in the first gradeGot teeth mission'Watchin' Tom & JerryTryna go outside so I can playI was told to watch out for strangersKeep my eyes peeled for dangerFolks … Continue reading What Lecrae Taught Us About Sexual Abuse
After publishing over four posts on this subject, we have finally created an almost full collection of African misconceptions. Africa, it seems, is misunderstood. To date, we have published two posts on African Misconceptions, one on Uganda's Technology, and another on crazy facts about Africa. These posts averaged 1,250 words apiece, showing that there truly is a lot of … Continue reading Africa: Expectations vs. Reality
Image credit to Level Up Living “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain When I first saw this quote, I was confused. Did Mr. Twain mean to insinuate that the majority is good? Or did he mean that being on the side of … Continue reading Are You on the Right Side of the Majority?
The role of Christian Blogger is changing every day. As the culture and world changes, so do we. We adapt, changing our writing and article subjects to include newer events. So, because of this, many Christian bloggers are falling into a type of "identity crisis". We forget what it means to be a Christian blogger … Continue reading 4 Habits Every Christian Blogger Should Develop Before 2020
I spend three hours a week on YouTube. While not even close to the amount of time others may spend on the mega site, three hours is still a lot. That three hours is enough to do a very long, very nice blog post or advertise this blog. These are three hours that are almost … Continue reading The Politics of YouTube
As many of you have probably seen, I don't post on Sundays. This is not a personal conviction, but more of a matter of convenience. Sunday is my one day of true rest, a day of no school. But, because this isn't a matter of conviction, I would, under the right circumstances, post on a … Continue reading Are You Making the Most of Your Sabbath?
A few months ago, an event rocked the Christian world. Joshua Harris, the famous author, speaker, and pastor, disavowed Christianity. He announced that he would be separating permanently from his wife, Shannon, whom he wrote about in Boy Meets Girl. Then, not a month later, he announced his disavowal of Christianity and all things Christ. A … Continue reading What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You About Joshua Harris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeNKHqpBcgc John MacArthur on Beth Moore A few weeks ago, John MacArthur told Beth Moore to "go home". Ok, wait. Slow down. What? Yes. It's true. John MacArthur did actually say "go home". While at the Truth Matters Conference, meant to honor MacArthur and his fifty years of service in the Church, a small group … Continue reading John MacArthur and the Positions of the Church
Uganda is home to thousands of witch-doctors. In fact, one of these used to live across the road from my ministry. Although long gone, his memory presents an important reality- witchcraft is alive and well in Uganda. When New Hope first started, a local witchdoctor approached the leaders and claimed that the Ministry wouldn't last … Continue reading How Hollywood Got Spirituality Wrong
Hey guys! Today, I get to make an exciting announcement: the popular website Reddit now has a subreddit dedicated entirely to Christian bloggers! Now, you may be asking, "What is Reddit? How does this apply to me?" If you're a Christian blogger, it applies to you. For the last three months, a question has haunted … Continue reading Reddit for Christian Bloggers- Please Reblog
I was tagged for this entirely original award by Jesusluvsall. Thanks, brother! I seriously appreciate it! Guys, if you haven't read his outstanding blog, be sure to do so, as it can be found here. This tag is based on Luke 19, the tale of the ten lepers. In the story, Jesus heals ten men … Continue reading 1 Grateful Person Tag
Uganda is an ever-changing country. In my fifteen and a half years here, I have seen so much change, it can be hard to believe. In fact, when I hear stories of Uganda's post-war status, these changes become even more real and amazing. Tales of literal skull mountains, mines in fields, and bombed-out houses still … Continue reading Four Crazy Facts About Uganda That You Probably Didn’t Know