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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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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Advent Semester paracounselling training ends

BY DOREEN KAJERU This Advent Semester’s paracounselling programme has ended. The training, which began in September, covered topics such as basic counselling skills, financial management, anger management, abortion, and sexuality, among others. Mr Joseph Musaalo, the head of the counselling department at Uganda Christian University, said that the numbers have continued to grow and he encourages more students and staff to register for the next intake, which will be in the Easter Semester of 2017. The appointed chairperson of the programme thanked the department for designing such training for the…

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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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VC asks government to intervene on Ntawo

(Photo by Alex Taremwa)

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Dr John Senyonyi, the vice chancellor of Uganda Christian University (UCU),has called upon the government to help with the problems the university is facing with squatters on the land in Ntawo. During the third part of the Seventh Graduation ceremony that took place at the main campus’ new Recreation Ground on October 21, Senyonyi clarified that UCU Holdings, a not-for-profit company of the university, is the rightful owner of the one-square-mile piece of land in Ntawo that has recently been taken over by squatters. “The university has…

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Are we a nation averse to tidiness?

BY DOREEN KAJERU “An airtime voucher is so light and small to worry about. If I drop it anywhere, it will get eroded or blown away,” many of us think as we discard the used vouchers carelessly. Littering can be defined as dropping rubbish and disposable material on the ground, grass or any place that is not designated as a rubbish disposal area or bin. All over Uganda, one cannot help but notice rubbish dropped at people’s gates, beside the road and in the trenches. Beautiful gardens, sports fields, classrooms,…

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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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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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A peaceful, joyful weekend with Will Graham

Rev Dr Will Graham preaches to thousands during the Peace and Joy Celebrations which ended on July 24 at Uganda Christian University (Photo by Roy Nickel)

BY ALEX TAREMWA “I am glad I found you,” proclaimed Will Graham as he scanned the crowd that filled the highly guarded Uganda Christian University (UCU) old sports grounds on Friday July 22, 2016. William Franklin Graham IV, popularly known as Will Graham, is a grandson to the legendary Billy Graham and an associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelist Association. William, who is also the executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center was visiting Uganda on one of the association’s outreaches dubbed “Peace and Joy Celebrations” organised by…

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