Author: Kevin Muriithi

  • The Blessed Life

    The Blessed Life

    January 4 – The Blessed Life (Gen 8-11, Mt 5) But God remembered Noah . . . Gen 8:1 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. . . For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that…

  • Tempted but Triumphed

    Tempted but Triumphed

    January 3 – Tempted but Triumphed (Gen 6-7, Mt 3-4) It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God – Matthew 4:4 Temptations are part and parcel of our human and even Christian life. The difference is whether we triumph over them or…

  • Redeemed from the Fall

    Redeemed from the Fall

    January 2 – Redeemed from the Fall (Gen 3-5, Mt 2) What is the greatest problem with humanity? Many answers are offered. Perhaps, the shocking levels of hunger in the world. Staggering corruption maybe. Others may say low levels of education, shrinking economies or ethnic hatred. All these are valid concerns, but what is the…

  • Created for a Purpose

    Created for a Purpose

    January 1 – Created for a Purpose (Gen 1-2, Mt 1) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth – Genesis 1:1 Instead of offering a puzzling explanation for God, the beginning statement of the Bible assumes God’s existence. Many people have struggled with the existence of God. Perhaps they have pondered the…

  • Making the Most of Bible Reading

    Making the Most of Bible Reading

    While seasons change, God remains the same. I have found this to be a grounding truth in the various seasons of my life. How true this is especially in the turn of a New Year. One of the best ways to live this out is by cutting time out for reading the Bible. Many surveys…

  • Subverting Political Powers through the Power of Advent

    Subverting Political Powers through the Power of Advent

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  • What I learnt from Young Kenyan Atheists

    What I learnt from Young Kenyan Atheists

    I learnt that faith and science, by and large, are enemies. But it doesn’t have to be so. Earlier this year, I had the privilege of presenting a paper during an e-conference hosted by the International Research Network for the Study of Belief and Science in Society at the University of Birmingham. I later reworked…

  • God’s Design for the Church: A Guide for African Pastors and Ministry Leaders

    God’s Design for the Church: A Guide for African Pastors and Ministry Leaders

    A Book review of Conrad Mbewe’s Book Statistics show that Christianity’s point of gravity is shifting to the Global South. Especially the church in sub-Sahara Africa is impacting the church’s narrative. In many African villages, towns and cities, churches of various stripes and shades colour the landscape. On the other hand, there have also been…

  • Can we Reconcile a Good God and the ‘Murder’ of Canaanites?

    Can we Reconcile a Good God and the ‘Murder’ of Canaanites?

    Can we reconcile a good God with ‘murder’ of Canaanites in the Old Testament? This post explores more.

  • Jesus Christ, the Great High Priest

    Jesus Christ, the Great High Priest

    Jesus Christ is the main focus of the whole Bible. While things like the priesthood and sacrifices of the Old Tesatment can look far removed, the Bible uses these images to exalt the superiority of Jesus Christ, in his person and work, to all who look to him.

  • A Kenyan political theology

    A Kenyan political theology

    August 2022 will be a big month for the Kenyan political landscape. How Christians engage the Kenyan political space can be reduced to three major extremes: Politics is a “no-go zone” for Christians Voting should maintain our ethical power bloc Christians should organize themselves around some utopian party made up of only Jesus-followers These three…

  • Finally PhinisheD

    Finally PhinisheD

    “It will stretch your character more than your competence” – my doctoral supervisor It is difficult to process that in January 2019 I began a journey towards my PhD at the University of South Africa, which has now come to an end. On September 21st 2021 I received one of the most joyous emails ever…

  • Tradition or Christ?

    Tradition or Christ?

    These days, African traditionalism is developing some renaissance in African public life. From the role of traditional practices in communal ceremonies such as births, weddings and burials, Christians are confused as to where to draw the line. As Christians in Africa, we will be called to hold to the Supremacy of Christ above cultural practices…

  • Apologetics in a digital age – incarnating the gospel for Africa’s next gens

    Apologetics in a digital age – incarnating the gospel for Africa’s next gens

    A new article just got published by Global Missiology in October 2021. It is a more developed articled from a talk I had given for Ratio Christi South Africa on 18th August 2021. Summary of the published article: This article explores how digital media culture affects young people in African cities in three major areas.…

  • Be Strong and Stable (Col 2:1-5)

    Be Strong and Stable (Col 2:1-5)

    While the world looks for wisdom and knowledge in the philosophies and religions of man, God has offered us his supreme wisdom and knowledge through Jesus Christ. Paul emphasized two central things from this passage of Scripture that apply to believers today: Be Strong in the gospel and be stable in a world of destabilizing…

  • On Worship

    On Worship

    Would you say that the contemporary worship movement in our churches produces more mature believers or leaves us more entertatined? Is worship about how God invites us to approach him or is it a human innovation of what we want? There was a critical post the other day of some beloved contemporary worship leaders or…

  • A theological response to mburi cia kiama

    A theological response to mburi cia kiama

    Among the Gĩkũyũ Christians, there has been a push from the traditional council of elders to “return to our roots”. Part of this return is the call to give away a goat or goats, called mbũri cia kiama, which is usually given to the council of elders as part of the progression of a man into the status of…

  • Christianity and Culture

    Christianity and Culture

    Culture is like furniture. It is always there but we sometimes take it for granted. My fascination with culture arises from the fact that it can help us to understand why people do things the way they do them. Or think, for that matter. Over the past two years, I have been researching how youth…

  • Christianity and Contemporary Sexuality

    Christianity and Contemporary Sexuality

    “Let’s talk about sex.” These were lyrics of a popular radio song. Contemporary culture has moved from an invitation of different ideologies on sexuality, to a full blown megaphone on our billboards, screens and magazines. The church has sometimes been silent in engaging where the culture is shouting. Of late, my speaking engagements have been…

  • Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age (Part 4): Practical Tips

    Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age (Part 4): Practical Tips

    The previous article gave you as a parent the biblical framework for having conversations on sexuality with your teen. This article deals with making it practical. Here are some practical steps that you can take to talk about sexuality with the wisdom of God: Use God’s word as you counsel – Your primary function as…