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
“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
A good friend of mine turned 30 the other day. So her fiance and friends decided to throw her a surprise party. Those who could chipped in to make the day a success. We also bought gifts to take to the party and did our best to keep the secret until the big day. Nothing … Continue reading We should fund-raise for weddings
While attending an event recognizing persons living with disability in his constituency, Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth recently tweeted: “Celebrating the International Day of Persons Living with Disability. Inability is not Disability (sic).” This example illustrates an important point about many of our attempts to “normalize” what the prevailing culture otherwise finds abnormal. Chances are … Continue reading Black is not beautiful
Christians in the US did not lose the culture war when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage – because Christians have never won any culture war. In fact, I dare say Christians are not even expected to, let alone commanded to, win culture wars. Let me explain. For centuries, the “church” has enjoyed the … Continue reading Why I (Sort of) Support the SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage
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
I came across this interesting comic on the web (below). A teacher gave her students the following assignment: What is the "Golden Rule" and its source? The answers she got from her students are quite telling. In fact, many atheists use this example to illustrate why they think the Bible is not the Word of God but … Continue reading Is the Bible a Work of Plagiarism?
God was sitting in heaven one day when a scientist said to Him, "God, we don't need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing - in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning." "Oh, is that so? Explain..." replies God. "Well," says … Continue reading How God Redeems Culture
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?
"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
It's been awhile since I posted the last Blog Break. I guess the tension after the general elections here in Kenya have re-organized all our schedules as we wait for the final poll results to be announced. Here are four links to articles that I found worth sharing and re-reading: TEACHABILITY. This post was written … Continue reading Blog Break (6 Mar 13)
Do beliefs inform cultural expressions or do cultural expressions inform beliefs? I know that in philosophy and science, the philosophers and scientists respectively observe [externally] the life and the cultural expressions of people in order to formulate what laws, principles and beliefs inform and drive those actions. No one assumes that some of those actions, … Continue reading The Cross and Hip Hop Culture
I was listening to a Connected Kingdom podcast on Challies.com in which Tim Challies and David Murray were interviewing Steve DeWitt on his latest book, Eyes Wide Open. Challies describes the book as "a book about beauty, about learning to enjoy God in everything." Some of the questions addressed in the podcast include, "How beauty … Continue reading Why So Much of Christian Art is Second Rate