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Devotion

We are grateful this month of June for Lift Up Your Hearts Devotional contributions from All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya. Provost Sammy Wainaina and his staff have generously brought insights from the book of Ephesians and more.

We spent some time in an interview with Provost Sammy as he was passing through the United States after having received his doctorate. Congratulations Sammy! 

In the interview, it is exciting to learn of All Saints Cathedral's vision in working with youth; it is equally interesting to hear of the experiences that God brought his way over the past year with Covid. We think you will find his insights edifying for a head minister in the midst of a personal and congregational crisis. We hope you enjoy his interview and devotions as much as we have.

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27th May 2021
Karma is a Buddhist or Hindu philosophy which believes that the consequences of a person’s actions in this life will influence their future existence, like cause and effect but over a long period of...
26th May 2021
Are we easily offended? Sometimes it feels like the present culture expects us to be. Culture tells us that we should be so aware of ‘our rights’ that at any point, if we deem that those rights have...
25th May 2021
Living as a disciple or committed follower of Jesus Christ is a high calling. There may still be people willing to call themselves Christians as part of a cultural or national identity, but this is...
24th May 2021
Can there ever be a downside to forgiveness? Biblically speaking, of course not. Every Christian knows what a wonderful gift forgiveness is. If you are anything like me, you’ll love to sing the hymn...
21st May 2021
Today we conclude our walk with Cranmer through Ascensiontide with the last two verses from the Comfortable Words. Having laid out the two sides - the longing of humanity for relief and the longing...
20th May 2021
We have seen that Cranmer’s new collect for the Sunday after the Ascension goes to great lengths to emphasize that the Holy Spirit brings comfort to God’s people, including the ultimate comfort, the...
19th May 2021
In his Collect for the Sunday after the Ascension, Cranmer doubled down on emphasizing the power of the Holy Spirit to bring comfort. The text of the ancient antiphon reads: Do not leave us orphans,...
18th May 2021
The Sarum Rite, the principal Latin liturgy in medieval England, did not refer to the Ascension in the collect for the following Sunday. Cranmer and his fellow compilers decided to go in a different...
17th May 2021
Is Jesus first and foremost a teacher or a savior? Did he come to tell us a better way to live, or did he come to give us a new life? Do we train our wills to do good like Jesus did, or do we need...
14th May 2021
One of the most fiercely contested issues in the history of Anglicanism is the nature of Cranmer’s mature view of Holy Communion. As the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury, he was the...
13th May 2021
For the followers of Jesus, his Ascension, which we celebrate today, was a turning point. From then on, they would live in the in-between time, between Jesus leaving this earth and his promised...
12th May 2021
As a teenager, I read the testimony of a woman who came to Christ after living a sordid, sexual existence. Although she did not go into detail, I was shocked that she wasn’t keeping it a secret....
11th May 2021
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:...
10th May 2021
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be...
7th May 2021
Hebrews 9:20-22 20 He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.” 21 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its...
6th May 2021
As Christians we do not believe in universalism. In other words, we do not believe in the universal application of the forgiveness of sin, through the blood of Jesus Christ, to every single human...
5th May 2021
Because the gift of forgiveness from God to a rebellious people was always part of his plan, he is the one who takes the initiative and makes it possible for us to have a relationship with him. As...
4th May 2021
Do we have a flawed understanding of forgiveness? Imagine the scenario where little ‘Jenny’ hits little ‘Mary’ when playing together. Upset, Mary tells their mother what has happened.

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