Monday, 23 December 2013

5 Reasons Why a Preacher Should Tweet


You pretty much have had to be away on an island in the South Pacific (maybe you wish you were?) to have not heard about the latest social media tool and craze: Twitter.

And just to help you see the forest for the trees in case you’re interested in how Twitter might be helpful to you personally as a minister of Jesus, I’ve got a real quick and simple list of 5 reasons why a preacher should tweet. (Just in case you didn’t know, “tweeting” is the term used for communicating on Twitter.)

And so here are the five reasons…

Reason #1: You can gain/access useful real-time (right now) information on any subject including God, Christianity, the Bible and the contemporary Church. (Google isn’t necessarily “real-time.”)

Reason #2: You can network with like-minded believers both in and out of the area. People of faith you might never have had the chance to connect with, now you can simply and easily.

Reason #3: You can find out/listen in on what people are saying about religion and it’s intersection with (and application in) life and more. You can then engage them in conversation, answering their questions, offering insight and finding out where they’re coming from, etc.

Reason #4: You can offer useful information yourself (not just Biblical information) on a variety of subjects. Write blog posts (both sacred and secular) and then “tweet” them for others to read and respond to.

Reason #5: You are able to go where the people are from the convenience of your computer. Many of the old school approaches to ministry are important and good. But there’s a new generation of non-churched men and women that you don’t want to forget. They’re on Twitter (as well as other social media sites). You need to be there, too.

Sign up for your own free account today: And don’t forget to follow @MichaelOrodare

Thursday, 5 December 2013

After giving him all, + my virginity, he still jilted me - the story of Shade

Shade is an exceptionally beautiful lady in her early 30s. A graduate of Economics from one of the leading public universities in Nigeria.

She’s had failed relationships in the past, so her decision to stay off relationship during her first and second year in the university was quite understandable, and she patiently waited for the Mr Right.

When she was in 300level, there came this dark and tall Youngman, Tunde, who was also in 300level. Tunde was a very caring guy, and Shade made no mistake then in taking him for the Mr Right. They became friends, their friendship took no time to metamorphose into a serious relationship.

Since they met, Shade’s love for Tunde was so strong that she gave all into the relationship, including the funding of Tunde’s major needs while in school. Food, clothing and money were not problems for lucky Tunde, Shade was into the business of buying and selling of clothes and foodstuffs. 

Shade finally graduated from the University ahead of Tunde, as a result of the latter’s carry over which held him back in school for an extra year.

Despite pressure from family and friends on her to get married, Shade decided to wait for Tunde to graduate, in the process of waiting, she turned down so many advances from men. After Tunde’s NYSC, Shade was able to influence her friend who got Tunde a job through her father. Shade waited patiently again for Tunde to become established before formalising their relationship.

Along the line, Shade became pregnant for Tunde and she didn’t notice it until it was too late for abortion. They had the baby out of wedlock and it’s a boy. As Shade’s expectation became higher on the formalisation of their relationship, Tunde dropped the bombshell and told Shade that he has fallen in love with another lady, hence he’s no longer interested in Shade.

Pleas from family members and friends were not enough to make Tunde rescind his decision to dump Shade for his new found love.

Tuned hinged his decision to dump Shade on the fact that Shade is too old and she’s not a wife material.
Since then, Shade has been demoralized, committing suicide seems to be the next option for the poor lady, she can’t endure the shame of giving all her life and all what makes her a woman to Tunde, and got nothing in return.

After giving all her life and virginity to Tunde for 6years, Tunde has decided to walk away and make her walk alone.

Where will she start from after a baby?

Shade needs your advice as she’s presently considering suicide as the best and only option...