Christine Ohuruogu’s approach to life is inspiring
It was great to read about the World 400m Champion and Olympic gold medallist, Christine Ohuruogu, in the recent edition of Keep The Faith. I didn’t know she was a Christian until reading the article, and I found her approach to life, faith and sport to be an inspiring read. It should come as no surprise to anyone that she’s a champion. May God continue to bless her in all that she does.
Janet Andrews, Birmingham
Heart to Heart
I regularly read Heart To Heart by Esther Fenty, and have learnt a lot about life and the many problems believers experience as a result of doing so. I must say, though, I was very, very shocked by the problem about the young teenage girl, whose supposedly Christian father was sexually abusing her. I hope the young girl gets the help that she needs, and I hope that the problem serves as a wake-up call for church leaders to put proper procedures in place, in order for them to deal with this issue appropriately, should the problem arise in their congregations.
Adeola Fungi, Essex
Respecting the generations
I love the fact that Keep The Faith features articles about people across the generations. I immensely enjoyed the article, ‘Connecting with UK Gospel Pioneers’, and reading about the work the four singers listed – Rev Reuben Edwards, Evangelist Icilda Cameron, Evangelist Veronica Willis and George Beason – carried out the Gospel via their musical talent during the 50s and 60s. Not only did the article raise awareness of the contribution of these pioneers to the UK gospel scene, it also highlighted how far we’ve come as a UK gospel scene. We may not be there yet, but we are getting there.
Mark Walker, London
Interpreting Scripture article an eye opener
Rev Brooks’ article, ‘Let’s Learn How to Interpret Scripture’, was definitely an eye opener and very timely. It was certainly a wake-up call for those Black people who like to call the Bible a ‘White man’s religion’, and for those who sloppily interpret God’s Word, forgetting that the 66 books in the Bible were written at a particular time, in a particular context, and that not everything that’s contained in it is applicable for the 21st century. I’d like to see our churches engage in more public debate and discussion about the Scriptures – particularly on those thorny, contentious issues – in order to generate greater understanding.
John Edmunds, Luton
Our community needs wealth
Isaac Carter’s article, ‘Wealth and the Black Community’, touched on an area that we don’t give enough thought to – wealth building. Some of that energy we use to praise God with our voices could be channelled into encouraging us to offer God our worship via entrepreneurial activity. Poverty, and a lack of finance within the Black community, will remain a major issue, until we focus our energy in raising up wealth-making entrepreneurs. Like Isaac, I’m glad that our churches are waking up to the importance of wealth creation, and have started to encourage the entrepreneurs who exist in our community to do what they do best: setting up businesses, creating wealth and much-needed jobs.
Peter Frepomg, Wolverhampton