A Painful Thought

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Education, Fitness, Leadership | No Comments

When I attended the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) I always thought the posture of most of my lecturers and professors was not only authoritative but even rather condescending. Now I know why.  We were not exactly ‘kids;’ in fact, some of us were even married and such, and yet one of Knowles’ six […]

Caught in a Cross-Fire of Love

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Existentialism, Faith, Personal Leadership | One Comment

I seldom share my personal written prayers in public. But as the LORD mercifully answers this one may it be your reality too. Dear Love, So where did I get the idea that I am somehow an originator of love when you are not only the pioneer, picture and perfector of love, you are Love itself; […]

You don’t know You if you don’t know God—and vice versa.

With all due respect, we are fooling ourselves if we think we can know ourselves without knowing God or know God without knowing ourselves. You can’t have one without the other. Here’s why.   “MAN, KNOW THYSELF” We shall not even begin to delve into the convoluted Egyptian and Greek history that tries to explain the […]

A Daniel Dare for the New Year

With another new year comes another fresh challenge of fasting and prayer for 21 days—just like Daniel did.   HARD TO BEAT Make no mistake. Every excuse you may have not to fast and pray, Daniel had same and more. He was super smart, highly intellectual and well-trained—from Alchemy to Zoology (Daniel 1). He aced […]

CONFESSIONS OF THE CALLED (#5): Convocation at the Table of Vocation

  To be a stable entity one needs to get rid of a one-track mind that calling is just one thing and embrace at least four kinds of vocations, just like the legs of a four-legged table.   It was not until my university days that I clearly heard and understood that I had a […]

What’s in a name?

Sometimes one can’t help but wonder whether names of people in history were given to them after they lived the way they did (to capture the essence of their lives) or really before. Naming is important; names are prophetic. Nana Ahomka Nana Ahomka Asamoabea Perbi And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, […]

Emotionally Constipated

In medical school this wasn’t one of the diagnoses I was taught I could make but on the other side of the doctor’s desk, this may be an even more dire diagnosis than a clogged gut.     MAINLY MEN; BUT NOT ONLY Last Sunday, in a suburban church in Montreal, this was the summary […]

Leadership is Likadis Likadat

The idea of ‘leadership ellipse’ is perhaps the most striking leadership concept I’ve come across most recently. How in the world is one supposed to ‘balance’ the inner spiritual life and the outer demands of leadership and tame tensions like being in the world but not of it, faithfulness and fruitfulness, impact and profit, being […]

I DON’T CARE HOW GOOD YOU ARE (#2)~If you’re not a ‘walkie-talkie’

When “what people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things” (Margaret Mead) we’re in real trouble. On this Father’s Day, I want to honour the one person, of all the leaders I know in this world, who I can vouch for as walks his talk: my own father. […]

Uncommon Sense or Nonsense? This Trinity Thing

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Existentialism, Faith, Personal Leadership | No Comments

On a recent flight from Halifax to Montreal, the Jehovah’s Witness in the seat next to mine couldn’t help but express near disgust at the concept of God as Trinity. “It just doesn’t make sense.” Wherever she is now, I hope she gets to read Johnson’s book. The author is spot on: it is true […]

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