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  • The Hole in our Holiness

    The Hole in our Holiness

    The reason we are half-hearted in our discussion about and pursuit of holiness is the gap between our passion and our pursuit. Kevin DeYoung, a minister and favorite writer of mine, seeks to help us think through this hallmark of the Christian faith. In my Christian life and ministry experience, I have come across several […]

  • Review of John Piper, Coronavirus and Christ (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020)

    Review of John Piper, Coronavirus and Christ (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020)

    By Kevin Muriithi John Piper is one of the most influential pastors of our time. What characterizes his ministry is passionate zeal, theological depth, biblical engagement and pastoral application. The gift of technology has allowed Christians all over the world, including fellow Christians and their leaders in Africa and Kenya, my home country, to benefit […]

  • How the Psalms are an Antidote for the Suffering Saint

    How the Psalms are an Antidote for the Suffering Saint

    I have often returned to the Psalms during troubling times. When some of my seasons have been dark, the Psalms have been a balm for my weary soul. The same book that often declares God’s greatness is the same book that captures the suffering saint’s refrain: How long O Lord? When I lost my brother […]

  • Recommended Books on Apologetics in Africa

    Recommended Books on Apologetics in Africa

    Apologetics Kenya is a ministry that was co-founded to equip believers in the African church and to engage skeptics through answering the big questions of life within a Christian worldview in the African context. We have been engaging in monthly fora since 2017 and have recorded some of our fora on our YouTube channel.  One […]

  • BOOK 2 EXCERPT – A Taste of We Travelled Africa

    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. […]

  • My Top Apps and Sites for Spiritual Growth

    My Top Apps and Sites for Spiritual Growth

    Is technology good or bad? I think that the better question we can ask is how can we use technology for our spiritual growth. Time in the Word, Fellowship, and Prayer bears a lot of spiritual fruit in the long run for the follower of Jesus Christ. This has been true in my life. Since […]

  • Exploring Distorted Gospels in Africa

    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 […]

  • Can I Lose my Salvation? Pondering on Joshua Harris

    Can I Lose my Salvation? Pondering on Joshua Harris

    Can my faith in Jesus Christ one day wane to the point of rejecting Christ? This is a jarring question. At least for me. It is one, which in the wake of the decisions by two prominent Christian leaders has caused several responses. Having championed the purity culture that has been a foundational understanding of […]

  • Theological foundations for youth ministry

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]

  • Travelling Africa: Black Panther and Christian History in Africa

    Travelling Africa: Black Panther and Christian History in Africa

    Lupita is a sister from another mother. Literally, we are from the same country. But aside from this overly-dramatic start to get you to read, her recent (yay to all the people like me who are late to the party!) movie reminded me why I love Africa. My wife, Jess, recently told me that I […]

  • A Pastor’s Letter to Himself

    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?

    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

    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 […]

  • Why I am and don’t Fuss about being a Presbyterian

    Why I am and don’t Fuss about being a Presbyterian

    Ngugi Wa Thiong’o tells the story of how an eagle was convinced she was a chicken. Limited to the four walls of the hen house, she spends years living on ground-level. Eventually, after a long time, it takes a unique circumstance that forces her to take a leap of faith that she flutters and takes flight […]

  • Wearing the Title Pastor

    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 […]

  • Steve Job’s Dots = New Year Reflections

    Steve Job’s Dots = New Year Reflections

    Keep yourselves in the Love of God” (Jude 1:21) Steve Jobs suggested that hindsight helps one to connect the dots of life. I guess it’s a fancy way of saying that there is purpose in our lives. As a Christian, I know that this purpose is not blind and impersonal, but that it stems from […]

  • 7 Reasons Why Doctrine Matters

    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 […]