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

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.

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?

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]