Today is the last day of the year, and as usual, it is a day when many of us re-evaluate our priorities in the past years and make resolutions to be better people and pursue better goals in the coming year. There's something about entering a new year that gives one the impression of a … Continue reading The Reason for the Resolution
I just dug up this (poem??) from my archives from 3 years ago. I hope it inspires you to make God's Word your greatest treasure in 2013 and beyond. Spoken to cause creation, Whispered to comfort Elijah, Shouted to calm the seas, Muttered to still the waves, Mentioned to bring healing, Quoted to silence Satan, … Continue reading In the Word & of the Word
The real problem with men is not that they are feminine, but that they are not biblically masculine. My point? We have been en-cultured to believe that men and women are like day and night. However, the truth is that the negative of a man is not a woman, the negative of a man is "not … Continue reading Are You Man Enough?
A friend of mine once remarked that "if you mute the sound to most of today's Gospel music videos, I bet you will not be able to tell whether it is a Christian or a Secular Video playing." He was right, many Christian songs are increasingly conforming to the MTV standards of music videos. The … Continue reading Should Christian Artistes “Take Back” Secular Music?
I was channel surfingon my radio the other night when I came across an old familiar love song on a local FM station. It was the song "Thank You in Advance" by Boys II Men. Before I knew it, I was glued to the station, as each song took me back to my high school … Continue reading Christian Lessons from Secular “Love” Songs
This song by Nichole Nordeman (Help Me Believe) has been constantly replaying in my head and impressing upon my heart this evening. The lyrics echo one of my most recurrent prayers. The only word I would change in the lyrics, however, is the word "help". I want to replace it with "cause". I am not … Continue reading “Help” Me Believe?
Alien Citizens. That's the title of this blog-site. That's what I consider myself and every other Christian in the world. We are aliens in this world, yet ironically, this is the only world we have ever known and lived in. Well, the only one until we beheld a new and perfect world, a world that … Continue reading Jesus: 100% Alien, 100% Citizen
For Mwaka, In perfect rhythm we step to the beat, The melodious tune synching our feet, Our hands and hearts forever interlocked, As the lyrics leave our feelings interlaced, Each word is a divine and eternal promise, There’s never been a greater joy than this, A celebration of love formed in Christ, A love perfected … Continue reading The Everlasting Lovesong
Love. Sometimes I wonder if I really comprehend the meaning, the magnitude and the implications of that word. We have romanticized Paul's poetic description of love in 1 Corinthians 13 that it no longer seems to pierce our conscience. I have seen the attributes of love on so many greeting cards (Love is patient, love … Continue reading Di(sigh)pleship
Life is not always a bed of roses. Loved ones’ hearts get hurt and sometimes halt. Lives get ruined. Even after praying, evil still rears its ugly head, It seems everyone is set up for an appointment with Mr. Disappointment. What do we do? What do we say? How do we feel? What if God … Continue reading Jesus is Not Afraid of Deadlines
The church is full of all kinds of weird people. Oftentimes I have found myself admiring and being intimidated by these weird Christians (and even being weird myself) because of their weirdness rather than the display of the fruit of the Spirit in their lives. Sometimes I just can't help taking their weirdness for true … Continue reading Weird Christians and True Spirituality
1 Timothy 2: 1-2 I urge then that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving (giving of thanks) be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we (the people of God) may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” Recently, I seem to have acquired some new found zeal … Continue reading Jesus; Government and March 4th 2013
There's a reason why the New Testament is placed after the Old Testament in our Bibles; and this reason is not just that the events in the Old Testament took place before the events in the New Testament. This reason that I am particularly referring to also happens to be the reason why Leviticus 26 … Continue reading Is a Kenyan Jubilee Biblical?
Oh God of all creation Bless this our land and nation Justice be our shield and defender May we dwell in unity Peace and liberty Plenty be found within our borders. Let one and all arise With hearts both strong and true Service be our earnest endeavor And our homeland of Kenya Heritage of splendor … Continue reading The Kenyan National Anthem
"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below." [Exodus 20:4] When God commands that human beings should worship no other gods but Him, it's not because He feels threatened, or because He fears that He would be … Continue reading Why I am Not Offended by Caroline Mutoko
I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately. This is mainly because I am vividly aware of what a poor friend I have been towards my brothers and sisters over the years. I can get too self-absorbed at times, in fact most of the time. It doesn't help that my work does not involve "colleagues" … Continue reading Needy Friends, Weak Friends and Jesus
The last flicker of hope is snuffed out. The closest resemblance to peace is shattered. Like lead, my troubled heart weighs me down. Confusion spurns its yarn around my plans. As doubt spins its web all over my faith. Hopelessness suddenly has a sweet aroma. Darkness suddenly sounds like a bright idea. I am down, … Continue reading Wounded… But Still Saved
Continued from Part 2... “But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:30-31) Part 1: Sometimes God’s messages to us seem too Utopian to believe, Part 2: Sometimes God’s … Continue reading Mary Christmas: “Jesus of Nazareth”
Continued from Part 1... “But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:30-31) The reason we discard God’s mail is because we despise God’s mail. The reason we mistake … Continue reading “God’s Will = God’s Way” (A Mary Christmas)
December is here! Or should I say "Christmas month" is here? Well, as usher in this advent season, in anticipation of our commemoration of the birth of Christ, I thought I should share with you a short series of blog post that I penned about 3 years ago while meditating on the series of events … Continue reading A Mary Christmas: “Return to Sender”