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by Steve Popoola on
Rejection is not something anybody likes. No one wants to feel rejected especially by the people close to you or when you present something that is precious to you and it is rejected.I recently applied to have two of my websites featured on a website that listed websites developed with a certain technology. One of them was the Biblepraise website and the site Author’s reason was that it was a religious website and he didn’t wanted none of that. The second website was simply in the website owner’s eyes, not ‘attractive’ enough.My immediate reaction was disappointment and then I shared my experience with some friends who are in a tech group with me and we laughed it off and I felt a lot better. To me, it did not matter after all, it...
by Steve Popoola on
For centuries, various Philosophers have studied and postulated theories about human behaviour. Thomas Hobbes, a 17th century Philosopher said, “People only do the right thing because they fear being punished if they get caught”. Recent studies have attempted to debunk this research by trying to prove that people tend to be less selfish when they cooperate but it was also established that people tend to cooperate if they know that they would benefit in a way. This brings us to the question, “Did Jesus have to die?” I pondered over this question for a while and realised that it could not be answered unless we shift our focus to the question, “Why did Jesus have to die?” In the John 15:13 Jesus said, ‘Greater love has no one than this, that one l...
by Steve Popoola on
Once again, we are in that period called the Lenten season. It is globally recognised by Christians all over the world as a time of fasting and prayer and self examination. Observance of this period differs depending on church denomination. While the mainstream orthodox churches (Catholic, Anglican, Methodists) observe it strictly, others such as Evangelical and Pentecostal churches pay very little attention or encourage their members to fast during the period.The purpose of this writing is not about the whether to observe lent or not, rather it is about paying consistent and continuous attention to the tenets of the Christian faith, whether during or after the lenten season.I grew up in the Methodist church and as a child, I observed the difference i...
by Steve Popoola on
I was recently chatting with one of my brothers in Church before Sunday service. We were talking about the impact of the Church should have in the society. He mentioned something that caught my attention. He had come across someone in a town where he had gone on holiday. As he chatted with her, the discussion moved to belief in God. At this point, the woman commented, “I don’t really care about God”. He then asked her whether she knew what the Bible stood for. She said no. Then he told her, “The Bible stands for ’Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth’”, That got the woman’s attention! She had never heard that phrase before and to be honest, neither had I until that moment. Since that chat, I have been thinking about that phrase and the more I thought about...
by Steve Popoola on
“Excuse me Teacher” said one of the men present. “What’s that guy’s story? His circumstances seems weird and strange! Could he have done something wrong or possibly suffering from the consequences of acts perpetuated by his parents?“ The person who asked this question had to know because he had been discussing it with his mates and they could not agree on what could have put the subject matter of their discussion in the state that he was in. In other words, they wanted to know the man’s story. The Teacher’s response was not what they expected. First, he blew away the opposing arguments away with the response, “Neither this man’s nor his parents’ sinful actions caused this.” I can picture the guys looking at each other and wondering, “What is he t...
by Steve Popoola on
One of the gifts I used to appreciate a lot is stationery. I loved collecting pens and even till this present moment, I have a collection of pens which I use at intervals to do various things like filing forms, signing checks or writing quick letters or notes.The emergence of computers have to a large extent impacted on the writing skills of many, especially children, who are being introduced to computers early in the lives. They grow up to type on the keyboard rather than hold a pen in their hands to write words. The implication of this is that many of these children grow up without the ability to write legibly.Over the ages, writing of words has been a very important and significant part of human existence. In the Holy scriptures, any time God wante...
Steve Popoola
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the founder of the Biblepraise Fellowship Online. He lives in Kent, United Kingdom, where he works as an IT Professional. He serves currently as a Worship Leader in his local church and on occasion, speaks at invited events.

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