Nuwamanya Mategyero

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  • At the Cross, Love Met Sorrow and they Danced

    “…and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”—Colossians 1:20 (ESV) Over the weekend, a friend asked me what my best hymn is. I responded by ‘singing’ (or mumbling) what I think is one of the best stanzas ever written in […]

  • [Sermon] The End of your Spiritual Longing

    This is a sermon I preached for my Cultural Exegesis for Preaching Class. Jesus Christ comes in a body to be the eternal sacrifice for the purification of his people according to the will of his Father. In doing so, he fills the spiritual void we all carry through this life. Sermon Text is Hebrews […]

  • Give this Child a Name

    Some time at the start of the final decade of the last millennium, in a Peninsular town on the northern shoreline of Lake Nyanza, a 28-year old woman walked to the altar with her six-month-old baby. “Give this child a name.” Those were the words that came out of the mouth of the neatly robed […]

  • When Talking About Race, Empathy is Never ‘Cheap and Cowardly’

    Last week I was called out by someone on Facebook for what he called “being emotional.” He told me that I could not hold a logical discussion because I was emotional. In fact, he called my emotional appeal—during the debate we were having—’logically inconsistent’ and promised that he would use my ‘style’ of argumentation to […]

  • Letters to Kanyaganyago: A Sabbath Rest is More than Doing Nothing

    Dear Kanyaganyago, I hope you have been well. Since you came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, we have not been able to catch up and talk. The global pandemic has also not helped the situation. But I promise to send you an occasional letter to address some of your concerns as a new […]

  • Elvis Mbonye is not a Heretic

    A false prophet? Maybe. But, a heretic? Not a chance. One of the greatest minds of the previous century, G. K. Chesterton once wrote: “The word “heresy” not only means no longer being wrong; it practically means being clear-headed and courageous.” My Professor, Justin Holcomb, in his book Know the Heretics notes that the sense […]

  • The Road Towards the Great Metropolis — Christ

    A young man had been preaching in the presence of a venerable divine, and after he had done he went to the old minister, and said, “What do you think of my sermon?” “A very poor sermon indeed,” said he. “A poor sermon?” said the young man, “it took me a long time to study […]

  • Where do you Go to Church?

    Everyone goes to church. Irrespective of what our different religious inclinations are, all of us dress up for Sunday morning worship. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to walk around the town of Amesbury, Massachusetts, the neighbourhood of All Saints Anglican Cathedral, the church I attend. While at it, I was struck by […]

  • According to Your Faith Let it be Done to You

    Today, in our weekly discipleship hour as African Scholars, we looked at Matthew 9:27-34. The passage basically is about Jesus giving a blind man sight who then goes around to broadcast his healing even when Jesus had explicitly commanded him shut up about it. What struck me was Jesus’ question to the guy after he […]

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