Reflections on Prayer

  By Dr. Valerie Kerr Many Christians feel there is no sense in praying because God has already predestined or preordained His plans for our lives so we cannot bring about change through our prayers. God's will is already established so what difference will my prayer make? I was thinking about this and initially thought "Hey, they're right" but then this thought was … [Read more...]

The Jamaican Diaspora Day of Prayer & Fasting: Origin and Development

By Rev. Newton Gabbidon Despite living thousands of miles from their native home, members of the Christian community in the Jamaican Diaspora have for the past six years annually observed a special day of prayer and fasting for their homeland in the eager hope that the island will one day be transformed. For those Jamaicans who might still be critical about the practical … [Read more...]

Eligible men, a dying breed?

Professor Carolyn Cooper's article 'Where are the eligible men?' in The Sunday Gleaner (October 10), offers an interesting com-mentary on the important subject of the marginalisation of the Jamaican male. Her point about the "absence" of eligible men, on the notable University of the West Indies (UWI) campus, who "can both speak English and wine" clearly points not only to … [Read more...]

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