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What is the Big Story of the Bible?

This was a sermon prepared for a group of high schoolers and collegers. I was asked by my friend Bill Dindi, of Campus Life, to share on the question “What is the Metanarrative of Scripture?” at the River of God Church in Parklands, Nairobi. The delivery was different from the written material, of course J Introduction Is there an overarching story in the Bible? I talked to a friend sometime back who had become an atheist, and he said that the Bible is just a collection of mythical stories. I hope in the topics you have covered previously in this current series on the Bible, you can now appreciate that the Bible is a trustworthy record of God’s self-revelation to us. God reveals himself, in the historical progression of the world, showing himself to be all powerful, merciful, gracious and victorious. That in the events that happen to each of us, the day-to-day mundane activities as well as the big events of history, in Kenya and around the world, there is an overarching story behind it. …
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Apologetics 104: Prosperity Gospel or the Gospel of Poverty?

I was attracted to a Facebook post on my timeline by a friend who had made a comment concerning the rising issue of prosperity gospel generally in the world, and particularly, in Africa.[1] In his comment section, he made the case that Christian bloggers should pursue apologetics and polemics for the sake of the body of Christ. This was a good challenge for me, especially because the nature of this blog has a firm basis for apologetics. Under the submission of scripture, I enjoy and seek to learn more concerning “faith seeking understanding” a phrase employed by the 11th Century theologian, St. Anselm of Canterbury. To take up this challenge, I have decided to do a mini-series of posts on apologetics as follows: Apologetics 101: The What - Introduction Apologetics 102: The Why - Purpose Apologetics 103: The How – Biblical Examples Apologetics 104: A Contemporary Concern – Prosperity Gospel in Africa --- This is the fourth part of this series. We will be looking at some contemporary areas of…

Is Intellectualism the Problem for Atheists in Kenya?

John S. Mbiti, an African Christian scholar coined the phrase that “Africans are religious.” However, the recent news coverage of Atheists, in Kenya nonetheless, left a bad taste in the mouths of many a “religious African.” The fact that there was a group of Africans convening a meeting to educate parents on godless parenting reported by the Standard Newspaper in September 2016, discloses to us the trend that is too obvious, and that simultaneously offers a rebuttal to Mbiti’s claim. The trend that is bemoaned within the global church is that of millennials leaving the church. Typing the phrase on google shows how much interest this trend has attracted. My personal interest in this topic lies in the fact that I was once a personal statistic. My undergraduate years unlocked certain intellectual questions that I had about the Christian faith which I had no one to turn to, without being looked down upon as being “irreligious.” This led me to abandon the Church that had nurtured much of m…