Tag: Apologetics & Worldview

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 Essentials for the African Apologist

    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 […]

  • 5 Questions of Faith that Parents must Answer – Part 2

    5 Questions of Faith that Parents must Answer – Part 2

    I am a firm believer that discipleship of the next generations will flourish when parents and families are central. In Part 1 of this series, I made the case for why family worship is important and how to go about it. As parents go on with nurturing the faith of their “little church” aka families, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • How Can the Christian Use Philosophy?

    How Can the Christian Use Philosophy?

    Philosophy as a Tool Like the beans and maize in an oven-placed, sizzling sufuria, so are the variety of ideas and thought forms in the world. Rather than being a place with a singular thread of all of its information, the university, in our globalizing reality, is a multi-verse. Such variety of ideas consumed my […]

  • 5 Tough Questions about the Church

    5 Tough Questions about the Church

    I’ve gathered a list of questions that I think people pose with regards to their understanding of church, and this post tries to offer a biblical and theological response. A Church Boy Gone Wild This infographic is definitely not one of the questions we are considering! 🙂 I ponder only because I once asked some […]

  • My Top Apologetics Books

    My Top Apologetics Books

    10. Five Views on Apologetics Edited by Stanley N. Gundry This book provides a good survey of the different apologetics methods that can be used in the practice of Apologetics. What’s better still is that there is a response at the end of each proposed method by another scholar, hence the word “counterpoints”. William Lane Craig […]

  • On the Bible and Jesus: Responses to an Atheist

    On the Bible and Jesus: Responses to an Atheist

    This was part of an interview conducted on June 2014 as part of a paper on my responses to an atheistic worldview. I hope that they are of edification value to the body of Christ; for the believers, to realize that the faith we stand on is the most solid foundation and that in Jesus […]

  • Apologetics 104: Prosperity Gospel in Africa

    Apologetics 104: Prosperity Gospel in Africa

    I was attracted to a Facebook post on my timeline by a friend who had made a comment concerning the rising issue of prosperity gospel generally in the world, and particularly, in Africa.[1] In his comment section, he made the case that Christian bloggers should pursue apologetics and polemics for the sake of the body […]