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LENT: Ready for a New Beginning?

It can be excruciatingly difficult to walk through the doorway of a new season in life. How do we effectively live amid a new beginning that we didn’t expect, or even want? What can we do to give God glory when our circumstances are not only new but also extremely painful? Anytime we let go …

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The Myths Behind Ember Month.

‘Ember month’. The Nigeria Nemesis.  The Ember month syndrome hangs over the typical Nigerian Christian like the proverbial sword of Damocles signalling an unknown but impending doom.  It is that time of the year again, where the use of anointing oil has become essential, where calls keep coming from Motherland asking if you have anointed …

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Torn between faith and the virus

Religious activities are popularly known to be a sine-qua-non of human culture especially in this part of the world. Places of worship such as churches, mosques e.t.c are often designated for such religious gatherings of people. But then, along came COVID-19 pandemic spilling on our faces an unrealistic communal mode of worship which required adjustments …

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THE ALDERSGATE EXPERIENCE: Youth, Catholicism & Spirituality

Hello friend, _ Is there a need for a rethink of the quality and relevance of Christian doctrines for today’s youth in the light of recent developments in lifestyle and current affairs?? _ Will the new normal affect the faith of Christians especially amongst young people?? _ How can a young Catholic maintain spirituality in …

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ALDERSGATE: Enjoy the Surge of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost, major festival in the Christian church, celebrated on the Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other disciples following the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ (Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2), and it marks the beginning of the Christian church’s mission to the world. In fact, not all Christians recognize this holiday (holy day). …

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