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…

Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age (Pt 1): The Kenyan Scene

One of the most common issues that adolescents face is sexuality and reproductive health issues.  This is because adolescence is a stage of transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence therefore involves exploration, self-discovery, increasing cognitive, physical and emotional development. YOUTH AND SEXUALITY IN KENYA Sexuality issues are common among young people. In general, women and…

3 Essentials for the African Apologist

The need for apologetics is clear. Racial and political tensions in the United States (2020-2021) has led to the rise of urban apologetics - apologetics that speaks to the practical issues that face the society, especially inner-city neighborhoods. The reason for this move is that classical apologetics speaks to intellectual arguments that may not be…