BOOK 2 EXCERPT – A Taste of We Travelled Africa

By Grace. That’s how they arrived at this point. A deep common consciousness pervaded the three of them, reflected clearly in their nonchalant faces: Easy, genuine smiles; affirming abstract understandings and upright, cool, calm and collected demeanours.  Their cumulative age, one hundred and sixty-five years, to be exact, intertwined many stories between the three men.…

Exploring Distorted Gospels in Africa

While some churches enjoy a healthy diet of gospel truth, many other churches in Africa are malnourishing Christ’s chosen people. And because the body is very dynamic, it can get used to bad diet. Eventually, bad diets have an uncanny way of eating the body from inside, leading to health problems. Starvation could follow, which…

Theological foundations for youth ministry

"Passy (pastor), isn't Moses the one who wrote Deuteronomy?" A teenager genuinely asked me during a teens discipleship programme in April 2019 in the city of Nairobi, in a peri-urban town about twenty minutes by public transport from the Central Business District. Because of our Presbyterian esteem of God's Word, I hesitantly responded, "yes, Moses…

Making Sense of Suffering

"You haven't heard what has happened?" This is a response that causes the hairs on my nape to rise. I received it in March, after the plane carrying my uncle from a business trip in Italy went down in Ethiopia, leaving no survivors. It is a response I received less than a year ago through…

Youth Culture, Gospel and Mission

What should the church in Africa be ultimately concerned with? This is a question that consumes me. The reason is that I think because the Church is the Steward of the gospel, true transformation in the lives of Africans depends on it. Today, this exploration was deepened through a public lecture at the Hekima Institute…

Being African, From Africa

"This sound is heard  in Somalia, Sudan and Senegal it is heard in Gambia Ghana and Gabon in Niger, Nigeria and Namibia in Madagascar, Mali and Morocco it is heeeaard, in Zimbabwe, and indeed in mother Zambia" Their sound blasted through the atmosphere, reaffirming and retracing their African identity. Their attire was as colorful as…