Dear Pastor, Reverend, Bishop, Archbishop, Cardinal, General Overseer, Elder, Minister, Deacon, Deaconess, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist and my beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
A couple of days ago, I just learnt how to use a Tag Cloud generator. Tag Cloud is a visual representation of words used in a speech, book , seminar or presentation . It enables one to visually identify key themes or words.
As you must be aware, in 2009, I wrote a letter to the Nigerian church http://zangodare.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/nigerianchurch/ expressing my concerns about a number of issues confronting the Nigerian church. Well this time around, I will not be writing any lengthy letter, but rather I will share my concerns using the results generated from a tag cloud generator.
I inputted the underlisted input data sources into the tag generator:
- a) All the texts from The Book of Romans: Paul’s letter to the church in Rome was chosen for this experiment as it tells us about God’s grace.
- b) All the texts from The Gospel of John: As Christians, we are followers of Christ. Jesus is our paradigm. The teaching of the Gospel must always be in line with what the Master taught us.
- c) Current themes in the Nigerian church: This is based on the prevalent attitudes, teachings, doctrines and activties taking place in a number of Nigerian churches.
To understand the tag cloud it is important to note that words with greater prominence denote key themes or words that are more frequently used.
It is my prayer that the tag cloud will provoke us as Christians to be more Christ like and shift our focus back to Jesus and the proper teaching of the Gospel.
Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA
TAG CLOUD OF THE BOOK OF ROMANS
TAG CLOUD OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
TAG CLOUD OF THE CURRENT THEMES PREVALENT IN THE NIGERIAN CHURCH