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by Steve Popoola on
As many countries implement various measures to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, I couldn’t help but think of the role that the Church should be playing at this critical time.A few days ago, I was sharing with my wife my thoughts on the effect of the coronavirus lockdown on many churches which meant they could not open their doors to the public. It dawned on me that it didn’t matter whether the church building was a small community hall sitting 20 people or a mega church sitting 50,000 - they were all empty.  One fact emerges from this thought, the Church is not made of buildings. No matter how wonderful and lovely they are, how big or small they are, how organised or structured they are, at this time in history, they have become unus...
by Steve Popoola on
Unless you have been living in another planet within the last few weeks, by now you already know of Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation recently declared as a global pandemic. Little did anyone know that what started as a localised infection in a small community in China would eventually move swiftly across borders infecting and killing people in various countries of the world.Expectedly, the immediate reaction of many has been fear. Governments of many countries have closed schools, restricted movement and taken measures to ensure that the virus does not spread among its populace. Anywhere you turn, you can see that people are afraid although as it is typical for the British, many are putting up a brave face although you can see them flinch if yo...
by Steve Popoola on
In the last 10 years or so social media has become more and more popular. It was recently reported that around 3.4 billion people actively use social media. This figure accounts for about 45% of the world’s population. (We Are Social Report, January 2019)This massive number of users has given rise to the emergence of a crop of individuals knowns as social media influencers. These ‘influencers’ are people who have built a reputation for themselves with particular expertise on a special area or perceived to have knowledge of a certain subject matter. As a result of their expertise, people look up to them and keenly pay attention to what these influences have to say about a specific topic or subject. Some people become influencers by virtue of...
by Joseph Mazzella on
 I have a friend who writes to me from time to time. He has lived a long life and gone throughmany hardships and struggles. Now he is dealing with health issues that have left him tired anddepressed. He ended his last letter to me with this question: “Does anything we do in this lifereally make a difference?”When I read those words my mind suddenly flashed back to last summer. My youngest sonhad accidentally broken a window in our house and I had taken it to the only place I knew thatreplaced window panes. While the guy worked on getting the glass cut I walked across thestreet to a store for a snack. I walked back and stopped at the corner to check for traffic.Suddenly, I not...
by Steve Popoola on
Life is all about stories and these stories are woven into a complex tapestry revealing the journey of a man or woman through life. From the moment a baby is born, a story begins. Some of these stories are made made up of other stories, while others are seemingly stand-alone stories with a start and an end. Stories are very important. Stories need to be told in order to convey facts that may be required to save a life out to establish the truth. When you are ill and visit a Doctor, the first thing he or she asks you is, ‘Can you tell me what the problem is?’ Most often than not, the patient begins to tell his story. The Doctor, seeking further information will often ask more questions which in turn will generate another set of stories. Analysing those stories co...
by Steve Popoola on
As a year rolls towards its end, many of us reflect on how the out-going year has been for us in terms of the choices and decisions we made and how that affected both us and the people around us. We also think about events that have happened to us and how it impacted our lives either positively or negatively.Reflecting on the past is good as it helps us see areas where we need to improve or lifestyles we need to change for our own good and for the good of others. Once we have done that however, we need to move on to focus on the future.  It is easy to get stuck in one place if we do not leave the past behind. We can fall into the trap of living in past glory that we do not see the need to improve until it is too late. In the same vein,...
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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