Our friend Paul… And we deserve to call him “friend” after all we’ve featured him in four or five articles in this series so far… That’s a lot of exposure. He was never featured in a blog in his time.
We continue The Philosophers series. If you’ve not been following please go to www.myilluminare.com. You have a lot of catching up to do.
We continue The Philosophers series. Last week we saw the profound influence Plato had on Paul.
Let’s get something very clear. Paul wasn’t writing the “Bible.” He was just a preacher writing letters to his converts, explaining a revolutionary concept later called “Christianity.” Like any other writer Paul made literary references, sometimes to poets, sometimes to philosophers, sometimes to playwrights. And sometimes he used sports analogy, just like we do when[…]
This is Part 2 of The Philosophers: Stoics and Epicureans. Please read Part 1 at here.
The whole essence of Illuminare is intelligent faith.
This is Part 2 of The Political Dimension Of The Church. Please read Part 1 at here.
The church is a spiritual federation. The architecture of the church is similar to that of the internet. There’s no single point of failure. The gates of hell cannot prevail. Matthew 16:18. The brand architecture of the church is what we will call endorsed brand architecture in my line of work. There are various forms[…]
his is Part 2 of The Modern Church: Imperatives. Please read Part 1 at here.
Churches are critical to developing economies. They often constitute the social security system of developing nations. Churches take street urchins aka “area boys” off the streets; they reach out to sex workers, act as ameliorators for mental health challenges, organise conferences for SMEs, set up hospitals, set up schools, feed the hungry, take care of[…]
If you ask the average Pentecostal what Pentecostalism is he’ll probably tell you it’s a Christian denomination defined by the experience of speaking in tongues as evidence of in-filing of the Holy Spirit. Pentecostals are huge on practical relationship with the Holy Spirit. They believe God can speak to you directly, hold conversations with you[…]
This week’s #Illuminare is a reminder of God’s promises to you:
“For the time is coming and now is, that the Lord will raise a spiritually articulate and well-spoken generation. They will be fearless, have an understanding of the mysteries. They will marshal the truth of God’s word by the power of his Spirit, counter the cultural sophistry of the enemy. They will defend the faith with cogent fervency, stand against the bulwark of debilitating and pervasive ignorance prevalent in the body of Christ. They will own stalls in the market place, use the resources for the kingdom, unbidden. They will explore places unknown, spaces unknown. They will function with aplomb in two dimensions, challenge the status quo, insist the idols bow down to the authority and inerrancy of the Word. They will align this nation with the heavenly vision. This is what the Spirit of God is prognosticating.”