Every now and then I would post something on Facebook, share a tweet or write a blog post and a reader would comment with only two words: "Well said." This response would often bother me -- a lot. You see, we live in a society where people talk too much but do very little to … Continue reading Well said…
I am Sharon Otieno
Sharon Otieno was 26 and in love. The Rongo University student was on a night out with friends when she met the man that would dominate her mind and inbox for months to come. A charming man The man was charming. He was kind and good to her. She blushed whenever she spoke about him or … Continue reading I am Sharon Otieno
Pat Robertson – A Warning
Over the weekend Kenyans on Twitter went to town with their sarcastic prowess after a clip of Pat Robertson saying one can catch AIDS from towels in Kenya went viral. Mr Robertson was responding to a viewer's question on last Thursday's episode of The 700 Club. The anonymous viewer was worried about the Ebola epidemic and wanted to … Continue reading Pat Robertson – A Warning
Don’t Be An Upcoming Gospel Artiste
It happens all the time. You hear a given phrase over and over and you get used to it and you never notice anything odd or weird about it. And then one day it hits you. You may have even used the phrase in conversation, until this day when someone says it and you were a bit … Continue reading Don’t Be An Upcoming Gospel Artiste
What Does Sex Sell?
Sex sells. There is no doubt about that. Let a semi-nude (semi-naked?) woman pose next to a car and men will suddenly be interested. Ensure your TV show has some steamy scenes and a romantic (lusty) storyline or two involving the protagonist, and your audience will be hooked. Use a sexually tantalizing image to advertise … Continue reading What Does Sex Sell?
Lecrae Responds to His Critics… Again.
Lecrae Moore is the first rapper to win a Grammy for the Best Gospel Album of the Year, but not every Christian is celebrating. Perhaps the confusion in the audience at the Grammy Award ceremony as his win was announced was an allusion to a deeper tension among Christians at the time. Lecrae was outside … Continue reading Lecrae Responds to His Critics… Again.
Great Reads (19 Oct 13)
Hello fellow Aliens! I decided to change the name "Blog Break" to "Great Reads" to ease understanding for first-time visitors. It's not a major change, but it's a helpful one, I think. The following are some of the great reads that I had to bookmark for re-reading, because they were worth it -- at least … Continue reading Great Reads (19 Oct 13)
Blog Break (03 Sep 13)
Hello friends. I hope you're having a great start of September. Here are some interesting reads that I thought will be worth your while. Enjoy: 1. THE MEDIATED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING: "These days nearly everything we do is mediated by and filtered through technology–and this is not necessarily a good thing. Our social … Continue reading Blog Break (03 Sep 13)
God Looks at the Outward Appearance
The Word of God is alive. And one of the ways that this comes out clearly is in how new lessons are often caught from passages that you have read more than a dozen times and have never seen them before. I am tempted to think that this is also one of the evidences of … Continue reading God Looks at the Outward Appearance
Surrender Your Story
The only thing I love more than a good story is a good story worked into song. A story song is a song that tells a story. This is the main reason why I love bands such as Casting Crowns and why "closet" country music lovers can't stop singing Coward of the County and Gambler in … Continue reading Surrender Your Story
Journalism in the Bible: Crafting the Truth
He rummages in the deep pockets of his lab coat for something to write on. His fingers feel out the shape of a notebook and he pulls it out – it’s a prescription pad. It will have to do. He pulls out a chair and, with his elbow, pushes aside the mountains of medical books … Continue reading Journalism in the Bible: Crafting the Truth
Why I’d Rather “Read” than “Listen” to My Bible
The thing with epiphanies is that they tend to happen at the most unlikely moments, and places. For me, however, the bus is proving to be a favorite hot-spot. I was commuting home from work the other day when I decided to listen to my audio-bible and block out the explicit lyrics blaring through the … Continue reading Why I’d Rather “Read” than “Listen” to My Bible
Music As Christian Entertainment?
Music, like food, can be enjoyable. But that's not its primary purpose. The "entertainment" aspect is a secondary and incidental outcome, not to be pursued as an end in itself. This does not mean that the entertaining effect of music is unnecessary, just as the taste of food is not unnecessary. The problem lies in … Continue reading Music As Christian Entertainment?
A Man After God’s Own Art
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11 Samuel said to the Christian Singer, “I am the one the Lord sent to anoint you to write and lead songs of worship in His Church; so listen now to the message from the Lord. This is what the … Continue reading A Man After God’s Own Art
Out of Site, Out of Mind (Adios Facebook!)
So, last week I decided to take a short hiatus from Social Media and blogging in order to refresh and catch up. I was supposed to take a month or so off. If you're among the people who noticed that I had even left, you must be wondering what I am doing back here - … Continue reading Out of Site, Out of Mind (Adios Facebook!)
IGNORE THIS BLOG-POST IF YOU HATE JESUS!!!
It started with e-mail forwards, before finally migrating onto our Facebook timelines. You know the drill. It will usually be a heart-wrenching picture of a disfigured victim of a disease or assault, or the picture of a baby in ICU with head heavily bandaged and tubes running all over her little face. A caption at … Continue reading IGNORE THIS BLOG-POST IF YOU HATE JESUS!!!
Should Christian Artistes “Take Back” Secular Music?
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?
Plagiarized Spirituality – God or Google? [Part 2]
The problem with plagiarism among Christians is that the problem is not plagiarism in itself, but the false self-aggrandizement that it reveals. It is bad enough to be proud of an ability you have, what is to be said of taking pride in an ability that you don't even have? "We have different gifts, according … Continue reading Plagiarized Spirituality – God or Google? [Part 2]
Plagiarized Spirituality – God or Google? [Part 1]
It's a typical day at work or at home. You decide to take a break from whatever you were doing and log into your Facebook Account. You begin scrolling down the News Feed, skimming through your friends' status updates. Then this status update posted by your friend, *Mike, catches your attention: “A man can no … Continue reading Plagiarized Spirituality – God or Google? [Part 1]
15 Essential Facebook Attitudes
I was going through my archives of past writings and look what I just dug up! I had just joined Facebook and I was a new believer when I wrote this (2007 - one year into the faith). It still inspires me. I hope it inspires you too. 15 Essential Facebook Attitudes You and Satan … Continue reading 15 Essential Facebook Attitudes