Author: Minkir Dawaki

  • Introducing Faithtech: GetSermons – Your Personalized Christian Audio Experience

    Introducing Faithtech: GetSermons – Your Personalized Christian Audio Experience

    Craving a deeper connection with your faith and a way to nurture your Christian growth? Imagine an app overflowing with inspiring sermons and diverse messages, catering to a variety of Christian backgrounds and preferences. Well, imagine no more! Introducing GetSermons, a Christian lifestyle app designed for Christians to enjoy the rich tradition of Christian sermons…

  • John Calvin: Shaping Christianity from the Reformation to the Present

    John Calvin: Shaping Christianity from the Reformation to the Present

    John Calvin was originally trained as a lawyer, a background that would later prove invaluable in his meticulous and systematic approach to theology. Though his father initially sent him to school to study to be a priest, it was the world of law that would shape Calvin’s intellectual foundation and leave a long-lasting legacy on…

  • Igniting the Flames of Pentecostalism: The Life and Legacy of William Seymour

    Igniting the Flames of Pentecostalism: The Life and Legacy of William Seymour

    Today more people identify as Pentecostal than any other Protestant denomination. This vibrant and diverse movement, boasting over 644 million adherents worldwide, finds its fiery origins in a small, unassuming storefront on Azusa Street in Los Angeles from 1906-1909. It was there, that William Seymour, a humble African American preacher with a powerful vision, ignited…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: The Key to Community Building

    Lessons From the Early Church: The Key to Community Building

    We live in an age and time where we employ a variety of tactics and schemes to bring people into the church fold. These schemes take on different forms and faces in different church communities and are not necessarily bad. Still, we find ourselves elevating our schemes and tactics above the example we see in…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Communion

    Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Communion

    In our ongoing journey through the rich tapestry of lessons to be gleaned from Acts 2, we uncover yet another profound aspect that defined the early Christian community—a practice so simple yet so foundational: the constant breaking of bread and the shared meals from house to house. Acts 2:42 paints a vivid picture of the…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Prayer

    Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons and Prayer

    Today we continue our exploration on the book of Acts and how we can glean out lessons from the early church. Last week we talked about how the apostles teachings inspired a people that were willing to share everything they had for the growth of the community. We saw that this was possible because the…

  • Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons & Generosity

    Lessons From the Early Church: Sermons & Generosity

    Last week on The Pulpit we took a look at Acts 2:42 and drew out lessons from the early church. We saw how sermons shaped the lives of the early believers leading to fellowship that brought about growth in their community. Rooted deeply in the practices that birthed out this growth was generosity. Turning our…

  • Sermons, Fellowship and Growth

    Sermons, Fellowship and Growth

    A couple of months back on the blog, we shared on 5 reasons why sermons are essential for spiritual growth. Among the reasons we expounded on was the importance of sermons in building communities through constant fellowship. Acts 2:42 provides us with more than just historical narrative but a timeless blueprint for community building. The…

  • Sermons, Joy and Thanksgiving

    Sermons, Joy and Thanksgiving

    And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. – 1 Thessalonians 1: 6-7 A couple of months back on the blog we explored…

  • Evolution of Preaching Part II: Puritan and Great Awakening to Modern Times

    Evolution of Preaching Part II: Puritan and Great Awakening to Modern Times

    Puritan Movement and The Great Awakening The Reformation gave rise to a lot of new movements within Protestantism. One of such movement was the Puritan movement which we talked about briefly on the article last week. Puritan preachers often used vivid imagery, intense language, and extended metaphors to convey their message with conviction. The Puritans…