Dealing with faltering faith in unstable times (Genesis 22:1-19)

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BY ALEX KAMOGA who is a hundred years old? That may seem incredibly old to you. But that is exactly how old Abraham was when God gave him another son, Isaac. No wonder they called the baby Isaac, because the name means “laughter”. Abraham and Sarah laughed with great joy when God promised them a son. From this experience, we get to know that Isaac was a distinct child to his parents. Just as parents are proud of their children, Isaac’s parents were loving and proud of him. Suddenly the…

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Our future glory!

Revelation 21:1-13 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi, Vice Chancellor The Lady Canons are the 2016 national  champions, the second time round to win this    championship in two consecutive years! We are very proud of  them and of their coach! It is a taste of the glory of winning or achieving greatness! It is just indescribable! Away from the lady Canons, on New Year’s Day, I watched fireworks. They were somehow glorious. After that   we also watched fireworks in some foreign cities – magnificent displays! The one at the…

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The Vice Chancellor‘s New Year’s message

Dr John Senyonyi, Vice Chancellor The year 2016 is behind us with its blessings and challenges. You have probably heard people condemn the previous year and look to the New Year to erase the accursed yesteryear. Yet each year comes with its own ups and downs. There just doesn’t seem to be a year when the good so shrouds the bad that our overall assessment is adjudged great. I look back and remember when there was more uncertainty about tomorrow than the today we had. A month’s salary was like…

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What if Christ had not been born

1 John 1.1-4 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor All religions thrive and survive on two notions: historical accuracy and the validity of their stated revelation. Many claim to be rooted in history, or in a founder who is a historical figure and who claimed to ‘hear’ from God or a god. If the two beliefs are fuzzy, so will the foundation on which the religion stands. I read about an atheist in South Carolina, USA, who was suing the State for denying him permission to register his personalised…

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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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