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 ChristiansVoting should maintain our ethical power blocChristians should organize themselves around some utopian party made up of only Jesus-followers These three remain problematic…

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?

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

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT8dLvOoCNo&t=2808s Summary of the published article: This article explores how digital media culture affects young people in African cities in three major…

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

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

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

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

"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…