Book Review: Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Friedman

The standard Christian response to the question "What is the Bible?" is that the Bible is the Word of God. In other words, the Bible is not just a story about God, its very words and message were inspired by God. The problems begin when you ask us to be more specific. Some will tell … Continue reading Book Review: Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Friedman

Book Review: The Plague by Albert Camus

It is not every day you read a book about an epidemic in the midst of a pandemic. It is sort of like reading about the Titanic while sitting on a lifeboat, or less dramatically, reading about food poisoning while managing a stomach bug -- the story hits too close to home. Déjà vu Little … Continue reading Book Review: The Plague by Albert Camus

What to write about when you can’t write

If you've been checking in on the blog, you may notice that my posts have become few and far apart. I've been blogging less. This is because I've been wallowing through an unusually extended episode of the writer's block. Every time I bring myself to open a new page and start typing, I find myself … Continue reading What to write about when you can’t write

Standing up to the False Prophet called Depression

One of the most memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone was the one where a woman who possesses the gift of time-travel uses her powers to go back to when Adolf Hitler was born and kill him to avert World War II. Through a strange twist of events only possible in The Twilight Zone, her … Continue reading Standing up to the False Prophet called Depression

The Bible and our obsession with telling women what to wear

Paul the Apostle has been accused of many things when it comes to his views about women in society. We can debate about that later. However, despite popular interpretations, when Paul wrote about women dressing modestly, the last thing he was thinking about was sex. "I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency … Continue reading The Bible and our obsession with telling women what to wear

What does staying at home mean to you?

My earliest memories of home was a single room my parents rented when we moved to Kipkaren Estate, Eldoret, in the early 90s. A bed sheet hung across the room, partitioning it into two main "rooms". In the back half of the room was the bedroom and the kitchen, which also had a chimney in … Continue reading What does staying at home mean to you?

A Call to Sanity During #COVID-19 Curfew in Kenya

The onset (and aftermath) of Friday (27th March) night's curfew is a classic example of how the world is made up of competing narratives/spectacles. Almost everyone who spoke up on social media sites had a valid point (from their vantage point): It is illegal for citizens to disobey curfew orders.It is illegal for police to … Continue reading A Call to Sanity During #COVID-19 Curfew in Kenya

Christianity as a White Man’s Religion

Many blog posts and online articles have been written tackling the question "Is Christianity a White Man's Religion?" In fact, if you do a simple Google search of the question, majority of the articles you will get will be attempting to show why Christianity is not a white man's religion. The reasons often given are … Continue reading Christianity as a White Man’s Religion

Learning to ask “Did God really say?” again.

"Did God really say?" is a famous question -- it is the first question asked in the Bible. It is also an infamous question -- it was asked by the Serpent, who represents the deceiver in the Bible. Satan, if you like. With this seemingly well meaning question, the devil threaded the needle that would … Continue reading Learning to ask “Did God really say?” again.

Forced to go through circumcision at childbirth

“Don’t leave me! I’m begging you, please don’t leave!” The young woman screamed amidst gasps for air as the waves of pain around her womb grew worse and drifted closer to one another. Florence Sinet, 24, had gone into labour a few hours earlier while at her house in Loodokilani, Kajiado. When her waters broke, … Continue reading Forced to go through circumcision at childbirth

When suicide is a way of life

At around this time last year, I attempted suicide. I was facing too much pressure at work, my anxiety attacks had kicked up a notch,  nothing was making sense in this life and I just couldn't take it anymore. Objectively speaking, it probably wasn't all that much pressure. But there is nothing objective about anxiety … Continue reading When suicide is a way of life

Celebrating the Bigger Picture in Benny Hinn’s Shift on Prosperity Gospel

When I first came across a YouTube clip circulating on social media that Benny Hinn had renounced the prosperity gospel and that he will no longer "ask people for money", I was reluctant to celebrate. First, being the skeptic that I am, I thought the clip was had been edited to fit a certain narrative, … Continue reading Celebrating the Bigger Picture in Benny Hinn’s Shift on Prosperity Gospel

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Benny Hinn Rejects the Prosperity Gospel

"I am sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy. And I am correcting my own theology, and you need to all know it. Because when I read the Bible now, I don't see the Bible in the same eyes I saw the Bible 20 years ago. Steve Strang from Charisma, whom we … Continue reading FULL TRANSCRIPT: Benny Hinn Rejects the Prosperity Gospel

What the 2019 census reveals about Kenyans

The questions asked during the census exercise have been quite revealing -- but not in a way many of us have thought of. Depending on where you live, you probably found some questions odd or unnecessary. We even joked about it on social media. Someone wondered out loud on Twitter why the enumerator found the … Continue reading What the 2019 census reveals about Kenyans

Book Review: Unashamed by Lecrae

I enjoyed reading (or rather, listening to Lecrae read) this book. It is a deeply personal account of the rapper's journey to faith and his journey through faith. It is an autobiography of sorts, mostly focusing on how Lecrae came to faith and why he does "ministry" the way he does. The book finally (hopefully) … Continue reading Book Review: Unashamed by Lecrae

How depression is demolishing my idols

I have never felt so dependent. Every simple task is a monumental feat. Getting out of bed feels like scaling the Everest, only harder. Don’t even mention picking up a phone call. My head feels like it is locked in an unrelenting vice grip. You see, I am being held hostage by two very experienced kidnappers: Depression … Continue reading How depression is demolishing my idols

Book Review: How the Bible Actually Works

I regularly listen to Pete Enns and Jared Byas' podcast The Bible for Normal People. The two hosts have carved out a helpful niche focusing on why Christians need to put off their overly mystical lenses when approaching the Bible. They acknowledge the difficulties that many Christians encounter when reading they Bible, and they do their best … Continue reading Book Review: How the Bible Actually Works