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…

A Pastor’s Letter to Himself

Dear . . . , I know you doubt yourself sometimes, but remember God's voice and gifts are irrevocable. I know you face many battles, but the greatest battle is the fight of the gospel in your own heart. I know that you sometimes have to wear many hats, but remember that Christ crowns your…

Has the Church Lost its Mission?

A variety of occurrences have precipitated this reflection. Kenyan headlines have run amock with several state injustices. Solai dam collapse has led to the loss of many lives, with promises of investigation reflecting empty rhetoric. Elsewhere, student unrest due to mismanagement and misappropriation of funds led to boycotts and eventual shutdown of a prominent private…

Be Famous, For Christ

Twitter handles and timelines are making us famous. They uncover what we truly love. They are laying our hearts bear for what is there. I happened to come across the trailer of Paul the Apostle (2018) on someone's timeline and managed to watch the movie yesterday. It reminded me of a great line that I…

Wearing the Title Pastor

How is it being a pastor? With the frequency I have been hearing this honest question, perhaps it's a queue for me to embrace IG for good purposes 🙂 Outside of the Sunday pulpit publicity, there are aspects of administration, leadership and spiritual care. A lot to learn. But how does it feel? It feels…

7 Reasons Why Doctrine Matters

Joining the bandwagon of resolution-ists, I have decided to make my reading more structured. I plan to be reading at least 3 books a month and with my impending 3 month anniversary in my pastoral calling, this week I’ll be reading Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology written by Mark Dever and others affiliated with The Gospel…