Social media should not distract people during worship

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BY STAFF  WRITER Gone are the days when the only thing that Church   leaders    had to worry about was television and radio. Social media   has  now  proved to be a bigger distraction now, especially on millennials. While   this could be a heavy accusation, allow     me     to explain it with the help of Narcissus, of    the famous Greek mythology. Narcissus was a hunter known for his beauty. One day near a pool he saw his own reflection     in the water,…

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All religions are not the same

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BY JONATHAN TUMWEBAZE The Bahai faith holds the belief all religions are one, and that Jesus is one of the many prophets. While I consider their intentions noble – it was started to create unity and togetherness among the warring sects in the 1800’s, it is false to assume that there is a fundamental similarity among all religions. Aristotle’s law of non-contradiction applies to reality. The law states that two contradictory statements cannot both be true at the same time. Ideally you   cannot claim that a glass is empty…

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Ransomed from sin

Romans 6.1-23 By Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor It is reported, “In 1838, on the night when the slaves were set free in Jamaica, a large mahogany coffin was made and a grave was dug. Into that coffin, the liberated slaves threw the reminders of their former life of slavery: whips, torture irons, branding irons, coarse frocks and shirts, large hats, fragments of a treadmill, and handcuffs. Then the lid of the coffin was screwed down. At the stroke of midnight, the coffin was lowered into the grave…

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We are meant to obey the Great Commission

BY ALFRED OLWA Evangelisation had gone on for a century in Europe before the first missionaries arrived at the court of Kabaka Muteesa I in Uganda. Within 25 years, Uganda had become one of the most successful mission fields on the African continent. The Great Commission was given to the disciples to take the Gospel to all the nations, baptizing and teaching them, with the assurance that Christ would be with them even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18–20). This is why we do not see taking the…

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Spiritual amnesia: Remember to count your blessings

 (Numbers 13:25-33) BY REV CANON DR JOHN SENYONYI VICE CHANCELLOR Amnesia is the state of forgetfulness or blankness of the mind, when memory recall fails. As people grow old, their memory strength slackens – at some point doctors call it dementia. Sometimes I go through the torture of remembering a person’s name. Unfortunately, Ugandans have not learned the helpful habit of saying, “Hello, my name is …”! But there is another form of amnesia that torments all generations. It is the blankness of our good times when facing the bad times!…

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Stature of the Garden of Eden then and now

BY JONATHAN TUMWEBAZE One may wonder in our world today whether the Garden of Eden has any significance to the way we live. Well to borrow from the Christian apologist and author Ravi Zacharias, we can look at the differences between our world now, and the Garden of Eden at creation, to be able to draw relevance. There are two basic differences between the Garden of Eden then and now. First, we note the presence of God in the garden. God’s presence was with Adam and Eve, and they lived…

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Give thanks to God

The most precious things in life are free. However, human beings, who do not pay a dime to God to get the free things, have learned to sell them to each other! Think of your intelligence that has qualified you to complete university studies. Wthout it, you would be unable to think or progress in life. Think of the air we breathe. You take approximately 23,000 breaths every day, but when did you last thank God for one of them? Consider the ground on which we walk, run, place things…

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God’s image through your intellect

Man’s intellect is perhaps the strongest distinguishing attribute, for it sets him apart from, and other animals. Unlike man, the other animals do not go to school, or undertake courses and programmes of study. They show no propensity to specialize in their knowledge nor do they write examinations. This superior intellect tells us something vitally important about man’s incalculable worth in the created order. When the Creator of all things, the Lord of earth and heaven, thought to create something in his image, he made man – male and female!…

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