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Where are the Young Men?

Written by Albert Mohler

A visit to your local college or university campus is likely to reveal that a revolution has taken place. On many campuses, young women now outnumber young men, and a gender gap of momentous importance is staring us in the face.

This gender gap has been growing for some time now, as successive generations of young women have entered the world of higher education. Yet, no one seemed to see a gap of this magnitude coming -- until it had already happened.

The disparity of enrollment by gender varies by institution, but it is now estimated that almost 60% of all undergraduate students enrolled in American colleges and universities are women. This represents something altogether new in human experience since the rise of the university model as the dominant learning environment for young adults. For the first time, a generation of young women will be markedly more educated than their male generational cohort.

Is this a bad thing . . . a negative development? Yes -- and…

Can you believe the world cries?

Listen to the cries of the world
But does the world speak
The answer remains in the hands of the mystery
But does it exist
Can we find it in the earth’s creed?
Shall we begin
An exploration of your origin
It seems to be
The methods were never real
Full of deceit
Decapitated by my greed


What could it be
A momentary mind release
A crippled theme
Of loves decrees
In the pits I’ve seen
Death to the king
That’s what they screamed
Could you believe?
That the world cries
On my knees as my heart tried
Could you believe?
As I watch my niece die


k.oni

I'm loosing control

I’m loosing control
I’m loosing my mind
You’ve been gone too long
I’m struggling to survive

When will you be back?
When will I see your smile?
Cuz im soon to die
If you remain too far

I’m begging you now
Please come home tonight
My sickness avails
Until I see your sight

k.oni

The story of the bible

At my university, I was asked to do a presentation of what the bible is about. Two of us had to speak, and one of the lecturers spoke on the historicity of the bible and how we can have confidence that it is the word of God and I had the privilege to talk about what the message of the bible was. Here is my presentation in bullet points:

1. What is the purpose of the bible?

- 'From infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work'.

- A book of Salvation

2. The purpose of the bible is not:

- Scientific
- Literary
- Philosophical

- But the purpose of the bible is about salvation

3. Salvation

- Salvation is more than the forgiveness of sins.

- It includes the whole sweep of God’s purpose to redeem and restore mankind and indeed all of creati…

Bored... what to do?

Here are some few suggestions on what to do when your bored and when your heart is feeling restless because you just want to do something.

1. Pray and praise- You may have never considered this before as a thing to do when your bored, but ask yourself why not? Your flesh might resist it at first but when you start believe me, you will get filled with the Holy Spirit. If you love worship and if you love prayer, if you enjoy it in church or among the community of believers, if it excites you, then how much of a reward will you receive when you do it in secret, though reward shouldn't be our primary motivation but God's glory. Pray to God and what helps me is to stand and pray and have a bible in hand so that I'm praying over the verses.

2. Learn scripture- Psalm 119 explains the importance and the reward of meditating and learning scripture. it brings much joy to the soul, it prevents you from sinning, it renews your mind and rids away the world's pollution from your soul.…

A brief theology of anger

Is Gordon Brown a bully? That is a question that has received a great deal of media attention this week. Is he in the habit of grabbing staff by the collar, shoving them out of way or throwing things across the room? Does he shout, lose his temper and generally intimidate the staff at Number 10 - resulting in several employees phoning bullying help-lines?
It is unlikely that the truth behind these accusations will be easy to ascertain. This FNT article does not intend to explore the allegations to understand what’s true or false. Instead of considering whether or not Gordon Brown needs to book himself into an anger management course, this article introduces what the Bible has to say about anger.
Jesus, in his Sermon on the Mount, said, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgement.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.” (Matthew 5:22,22a) Challenging words! H…

Bitterly sweet

Something that was deeper than the deep blue sea She whispered something in my ear Something bitterly sweet I stood as she held my arms, held it so soft Her skin touched my skin My heart melted and wondered could this be Does she also think of me in her waking Does her heart ache at me not being next to her Those few words would set me free Tears rolled down my eyes but I didn’t let her see Before I could turn I wiped my face I looked into her eyes hoping she could see The sadness in my eyes I opened my arms to embrace her Wishing I could tell her how I feel- I love you I truly love you I imagined for a sec Then I whispered in her hears I hope he makes you happy But for now I must leave you here
k.oni

A clamour of words

It wasn’t as if I’m innocent, murdered me bloody and left me to bleed. My demise would be despised by many while my life glamorised in the media. The pain of death is deep, deeper than any wound. When your hope is placed upon a person and then their lives get cut short. Oh what injustice is done on the earth? And the murderer remains merry and cares nothing less for your pain. Oh how the heart just wants to rip that person to pieces that they may taste the grieve that you feel. But we know that all around people die and most of us are indifference to it unless the pain is closer to home. This is natural but we ought to care more for the grieving and those who have lost everything. For indeed I have noticed that man is quick to judge. Man is nothing but a hypocritical fool. Many get angry when a great injustice is done unto them, even if it’s a little but the reply against such is further injustice towards him who offended them. Who is the better? I’d say neither of them but this is th…

The Sick boy

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There was a certain boy who loved a girl and this was the sort of girl his heart fell for. He was a victim to his emotions, for she was beautiful and he oft compared her to a summers day for her eternal summers never fades. Happily he would think of her and her sweet love remembered such love it brings to his soul like the rising of the sun. He would often wish for her to take all his love, yea, that she could take them all and use it for her wants. His love was like a fever for it made him ill, iller by the day as he would stare through the misty windows. His illness was past cure and his remedy laid in the bosom of the one he loved. How could he recover it when fear holds him tightly shackled from ever reaching her. Surely his love is strong enough for perfect love cast out fear. k.oni

Why was He acting

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One of my all time hero is George Whitfield. The man was simply amazing, I am so inspired by his attitude and the way he went about his master's business. God used him mightily and was a major instrument in the 18th century revival. I would recommend you to listen to the whole sermon.Below is an extract from John Pipers message on George Whitfield titled 'I will not be a velvet mouthed preacher'.
Why Was He Acting?But the question is: Why was Whitefield “acting”? Why was he so full of action and drama? Was he, as Stout claims, “plying a religious trade”?41 Pursuing “spiritual fame”?42 Craving “respect and power”?43 Driven by “egotism”?44 Putting on “performances”45 and “integrating religious discourse into the emerging language of consumption”?46I think the most penetrating answer comes from something Whitefield himself said about acting in a sermon in London. In fact, I think it’s a key to understand the power of his preaching—and all preaching. James Lockington was prese…

God's righteousness imputed to us

One of the amazing news that the gospel offers us is that sinners are not just forgiven, that they are not just acquitted and then have to merit a righteousness good enough to please the Lord, it goes further than that. God demands that as creatures made in his image that we should be righteous, but what is this righteousness that we are to have? what does it mean for a human being to be righteous? and even more what is God's righteousness? John Piper helps us here with a clear definition of what God's righteousness is and what it would mean for us to be righteous.

'God's righteousness is his unwavering allegiance to do what is right, that is, most ultimately, to uphold the infinite worth of his glory. The same holds true in principle for our moral righteousness. We are created to have this same unwavering allegiance to uphold the infinite worth of God's glory in all we do. That is what it would mean for a human being to be righteous', J.piper, The future of j…

Love Kills

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You are a song written by the hands of God
You are a melody that is only played in love
Men from afar have sought your beauty
Men from afar have sought your love

The dripping thirst of jealousy’s pain
Drove kings and ordinary men insane
In their misery they tore their clothes in rage
And day by day the pain took their lives to the grave

Love kills when love does not reply
It withers the soul like the autumn leaf
Men are but for a day but you are eternity
Why o cruel love, do you torture my soul!

k.oni

Ken Oni Wins the Fired Up! competition

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Ken Oni, studying in Bristol, won the beautiful 'The Book' New Testament.
Here's his answer to the question Which words of Jesus have most fired up your faith?
One of the passages that most fired up my faith is when Jesus says in John 10:10 'The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.' This fires me up because I want that life to the full, I want to experience the fullness of life and it is only found in Jesus. This made me consider that many people are deceived, deceived by the evil one that the fullness of life is to be found in the world, in the pleasures of this world which are contrary to God. Many seek the fullness of life in different things I should say in broken cisterns. Many think it is found in the casinos, or fancy dress, or mini skirts, or indulging in sensual pleasures, to get rich, to travel, eat and being merry, going and making movies, religion, sitcoms and so forth- this is where…

Proverbs 27:5

Proverbs 27:5 states 'Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed', (NKJV).
I don't know whatever interpretation you may want to believe of what this verse is saying but when I read it, the first thing that came to my mind was that it was true. Yep, open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed, and the context in which I interpreted this passage was in the context of a person who loves someone namely a guy loves a girl or vice versa and he/she carefully conceals her love for that person in their heart because if they tell them, they may be rebuked and they don't want that and that could be for many reasons. So then, how is this passage true in this context. Surely it would be better to conceal the love and not face the humiliation of rejection? Well the truth is, that in you concealing your love for that person and having no intention in ever telling them will only in the long run ruin you and may even bring you regrets later on. For how do you know that …

run with joy

To tell you the truth, I'm not a big fan of running, infact id rather avoid it. I would rather walk to my destination which would take me an hour in total to get there rather than trouble my feet. My default mentality when it comes to running is that it is troublesome and should only be done when it is necessary. Today wasn't one of those days and to my surprise I ran to uni. the motivation behind it also was unusual because there was no reason for me to arrive at uni at a certain time but rather I thought it good that it would be excellent of me to build up my fitness for football. I've been injured since before Christmas and today was my first day back. I was excited but also feared that i would drop due to my lack of fitness but amazingly we did hardly any running but played short games which was fun and managed to score a cheeky last goal. I did my usual celebration, the same as Drogba.
It was good to see the guys again and to my joy there were some amazing players. I c…

Lent

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What to give up for lent?

if you are like me and every year you wonder what you could give up for lent and never seem to reach a conclusion why not take up something instead. I don't know if this defeats the whole objective but I guess its better than doing nothing at all. To tell you the truth, there's probably things I can give up but time and time again I reason myself out of it. So ill take up something instead, something challenging, something that should last the whole 40 days and what I've decided to take up (this again defeats the objective for it is meant to be secret) is to learn the book of James. Yep the whole epistle. hopefully this will improve my memory and prove to be helpful in exam time.
whatever you've decide to give up or take up, I hope you persevere

I found a friend online

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This is a poem that me and a friend put together. this came about through our new found friendship via facebook and we both wrote three verses each. So I began and she follows.

i found a friend online
who is full of merry cheer
i hear her heart of love
as she types so clear

I have a friend in mind
Hears, and is sincere
With a heart of love
Sweets and sherbet and Shakespeare

She tells me she sings
She tells me and I believe
Perhaps one day
I will watch as she flies high
With her magical wings

He whispers a rhyme and tells a story
He speaks with his pen to paper
A voice to be heard
Perhaps one day
I'll hear it

For now I will wait
And dream of that day to be.
Steady my feet
For the train shall soon leave


For now I will wait
And gaze into the deep dark ocean above me.
He comes

               to Capture a star


Come believing

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Before I could rise and follow Jesus,
I was dead and deeply blind
How could I heed to the call that was for me
How could I walk and take the forward steps
My ears were deaf, the filthy stench covered me
Dead men come to God through Jesus Christ
Or I couldn’t come at all
Walking according to the course of this world
Deviated from God’s way to mine
Happily I walked the path of death
Blinded from its truth I believed the lie
Steps after steps I fed the flesh
All the while the wrath of God was upon my head

It is trusting Christ that makes you safe
Not emotions not a choice
Love not the world but trust the Lord Come believing and you shall Live The rugged cross shamed the One who bled and died for you 'I call you this day with my effective voice drop all you have and follow me'

Counted Righteous

Three of my favourite verses in the bible is found in:

Romans 3:24-25 'For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift,through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus'

Romans 4:23-25 'But the words "it was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification'.
Galatians 2:21 'I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose'.
Indeed, I have been counted righteous in Christ Jesus, and a right understanding of this doctrine (the doctrine of imputation) leads one to praise and rejoice in the Holy God of scripture. Guilt has no more hold of me and the devil has no more legitimate accusations. For indeed, my righteousness is in heaven, and while I dw…