There was an outburst of emotion – everyone held a strong opinion. The reason for all this – one of the leading churches had invited a secular musician to sing at one of its events. The artist, Korede Bello, had released the song ‘God Win‘ which had become a hit in its own right. The song resonated well with the God-embracing public and even a number of regular Church goers.
It was the kind of song that could do no wrong. So the Church must have felt itself possibly as a pioneer by taking this move. I don’t hold brief for either the artist or the church. I have chosen to join the discourse because I consider myself to be a Christian and a passionate believer in using the creative arts as a medium of worship and outreach
“I think the French make better sausages than the English and France is definitely a much interesting place to visit than England. For my eighteenth birthday, I would like a bug for a car – I really wish I would get that.” And so for the next one and half hour, she told me about her cuisine choices, holiday locations, movie interests and anything else that came along the way.
Have you heard of the term “Helicopter Daddy”? I coined this after reading about a father on NBC News, Paul Wallich, who built a camera-equipped drone to “walk” his son to the bus-stop. You know why? Because occasionally, he finds the quarter-mile hike to be a drag. A little thought went through my mind – supposing the son gets harassed, how will the father step in?
Do you sometimes feel guilty that you are committing more time to church events or activities rather than members of your family and close friends?
I was talking to a pastor’s wife who was expressing her frustration at spending so much time in church related programs that she had missed significant events by family and friends. At the time we spoke, she was carrying the hurt of missing the wedding of her chief bridesmaid. The lady had been a bastion of support during her wedding. I think a part of her was asking, is this really worth it?