Tag: Life and Ministry

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age (Pt 3): Biblical View

    Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age (Pt 3): Biblical View

    The Bible is the authority for the Christian life. Without the Bible the Christian is like a soldier withot a commander – he remains in darkness, confusion and chaos. That is what happens when we approach the topic of sexuality by our own wisdom. Fortunately, the Bible has a lot to say about this important […]

  • Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age (Pt 2): Definition of Key Terms

    Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age (Pt 2): Definition of Key Terms

    As a parent, I don’t know where to begin. This article, which is a part of the “Parenting Teens in a Sexual Age” series seeks to give you a pocket handbook of key terms that are used in the contemporary area of sex and sexuality. You can find the links to the other articles at […]

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

    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

    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 […]

  • 4 Reasons you should Go back to Church

    4 Reasons you should Go back to Church

    When you are tempted to add a new tab to join your online worship gathering, do the even better thing of gathering physically. Your growth in grace is dependent on it. . .

  • 4 Things about Family Worship – Part 1

    4 Things about Family Worship – Part 1

    I have become convinced that the family is the first Church. Among the fondest memories I have of my extended family is the visits to my great-grandparents. My guka (great-grandfather) Kaguti, was among the first Christians in his locality. When we would gather at his, and cucu (great-grandmother) Wamaitha’s place, he would teach us (their […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]