With everything going on in the world, I must admit that I lost the desire to write any more books. I didn’t see the relevance while those I knew and total strangers were dying from Covid-19. There were so many other things to be concerned about… so many people in desperate need.
However, God began to impress upon my heart that he still had more for me to write… and that now more than ever, as many were slipping away into eternity and the rest of us were left to grapple with our own mortality, the books he wanted me to write were needed more than ever. So, I pushed fear aside and got back to work using this gift he has given me. Read more...(251 words, 1 image, estimated 1:00 mins reading time)
Wakanda Forever: Part 6 – Ancestor Worship and the Bible
The #BlackPanther movie showcased the spirituality of the people of Wakanda. I believe this aspect of the story shows how important it is to remember that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. No one is a “self-made” person. We all have a past which stretches back to our ancestors and we should honor their legacy. However, honoring those who came before us and worshipping them are two different things altogether.
A DIFFERENT LENS
As a Christian watching Black Panther, ancestor worship was a point of contention for me. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I rely on the Bible as the final authority about the nature of physical and spiritual reality. It is the “lens” through which I try to view the world. The teachings of Jesus Christ (who-as an aside- is not white) is of the utmost importance to me. So, I hold to be true what the Scriptures say about life (how we are to live) and death (what happens after our earthly life is over). Read more...(2675 words, 1 image, estimated 10:42 mins reading time)