"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.
Sometimes I find myself feeling embarrassed to speak in public because I have a Christian accent. It is second nature for me to say "thank-God" when I am feeling grateful and "God-willing" when I am strongly aware of how weak my best efforts are in the face of fate. That's just where I come from. … Continue reading Why I speak with a Christian accent
It is Wednesday evening, at around 6:30 pm, and I am sitting on a small mat, my legs crossed into a tight knot. The large doors, the high ceiling and the artwork on the walls evoke a sacred, reverent feeling in me. I am caressing a set of beads between my fingers as I chant … Continue reading Searching for Jesus, finding Krishna
“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
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
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
"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