Jesus’ lonely road to Calvary

Mark 15.6–47; Isaiah 53.3 It is difficult to imagine one hardship in our common life that Jesus did not suffer! Yet, I think that the most gruelling pain He endured was the all-round rejection, especially during His passion. And we do not think much of it. It is during times of trial that we most need the precious gift of friendship. Isaiah foretold Jesus’ loneliness to the cross of Calvary, “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom…

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Your letter from home!

Hebrews 4.8-13; John 16.12-16; 2 Timothy 4.1-5 St. Augustine,the 4th Century Church father, said, “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from Home.”Of course by ‘home’ he referred to our heavenly Father’s Home. On April 6, 1983, my relationship with my wife began. She was at Makerere University, while I was at the University of Melbourne, Australia. This day inaugurated a long distance mail and phone courtship. We wrote lengthy letters, often six-pages on foolscap paper three times a week! The reading of them was no less passionate! Inefficient postal services…

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Why God dressed the first couple

UCU’s Vision lends itself to everything we are or do. To be “A Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa” translates into who we are, what we do and how we do it. It is at its heart behavioural though it expresses itself in what we do. I want to particularly relate it to the provision in our Code of Conduct about Decent Dressing. Admittedly, this subject will not lose to allure. For the fashions of the world are in a state of unending flux. For members of the…

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Every coin counts

FRANCIS EMUKULE I am always fascinated by the way money figures are spelt. The more puzzling are the large sums, and I do not understand why Shs2 million would for example be concluded with the word “only”! To me this is a lot of money. Why should someone say it is “only” Shs2 million? I mean, we are talking millions here! The penny dropped,  however, the day when I realized that every coin counts, no pun intended. One day when I went to town to buy some stuff and I…

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I Love You! 1 Samuel 18:1-5

John Senyonyi A story is told about a group of people that were invited by the king for a luncheon at the palace. Upon their arrival, they were ushered into the dining room, which had very wide tables. A lot of appetite and arresting aroma characterized the scent in the dining room. The master of ceremonies called everyone to order and gave eating instructions. No one was allowed to use their hands to eat. So guests were given forks that had very long handles covering almost the vertical length of…

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Worship at the Throne of God

Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyony The last four decades have brought jubilant worship in churches to the fore, and that is in both traditional and newer churches. They have created a ‘Praise and Worship’ time. Whether it takes 10 minutes or an hour, there is something unsettling for me in the phrase. The service leader or singer will say, “Let us now enter a time of praise and worship,” or “Let us worship.” Why is it ‘a time’? Does it fairly represent how the Bible depicts worship? Words carry meaning…

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Worship at the Throne of God

      Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi The last four decades have brought jubilant worship in churches to the fore, and that is in both traditional and newer churches. They have created a ‘Praise and Worship’ time. Whether it takes 10 minutes or an hour, there is something unsettling for me in the phrase. The service leader or singer will say, “Let us now enter a time of praise and worship,” or “Let us worship.” Why is it ‘a time’? Does it fairly represent how the Bible depicts worship?…

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Practical atheism

Psalms 14,53 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor The most wonderful thing in observable nature, to me, is the human body. I am fascinated each time I sit with a doctor and hear how the profession tries to make sense of our ailments. Many doctors confess that our knowledge is only a minuscule bit of the untapped knowledge possible. One of the greatest discoveries in recent decades is deoxyribonucleic acid, otherwise abbreviated as DNA. DNA carries information in a manner unlike anything imaginable, quite superior to the complex computers…

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What the Bible teaches about rest

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN When you hear the word ‘rest’, it can mean going slow, relaxing or taking a break. Panic and anxiety do not solve anything but instead worsen any situation. So, the best you can do is to relax and take it slow. The Bible encourages us to rest, although many Christians do not heed that advice. Here are five Bible truths about why one should rest. Rest   is   living  by faith It is absurd that faith has been misunderstood to mean that if you do not…

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A worthwhile life

Psalms 15, Exodus 33:12-16 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor When my wife and I married, I soon realised the differences that exist between men and women are extensive! For example, she often wants to be complemented about how she looks before stepping out, while I put no emotional price tag to my appearance. In the recent past we have lost three public figures: Mr Lawrence Mukiibi and Mr Ivan Semwanga, who had immense wealth, and our former student, Carol Atuhairwe. What is the legacy of each? The two…

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