Powerful Preaching: A Guest Post By Abram Kidd*

  A few years ago, I discovered that when some Tanzanians say someone “really preached” (Swahili – alihubiri sana), they refer more to the preacher’s profuse sweating, theatrics, and authoritative roar than the sermon content.  This illustrated to me the important point that cultural understandings affect the delivery of Christian messages as well as the content.  This needs more discussion in the African Church today.  … Continue reading Powerful Preaching: A Guest Post By Abram Kidd*

Spread the virus! A guest post by Maggie Gitau*

As I scribble down this blog, I’m sitting by a window in the fifth floor of a building, overlooking the newly constructed, eight-lane Thika Super Highway (Nairobi, Kenya). As I watch cars zoom past each other with ease that has not been dreamt before in Kenya I think of the three times now I have lost my way on feeder roads that connect from parts … Continue reading Spread the virus! A guest post by Maggie Gitau*

WHAT A GENUINE PROPHET OF CHRIST IS NOT!

The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language defines a Prophet as “One who foretells the future”. In other words, a prophet is a seer of the future. The Old Testament speaks comprehensively about the important place that the prophetic ministry maintains in the life of the Jewish people and religion. The prophetic ministry is not just important to the religious life of … Continue reading WHAT A GENUINE PROPHET OF CHRIST IS NOT!

Githeri 027: The Passing of a Wise Elder

The passing of a wise elder is more than the burning of a huge library. Our condolences to the entire people of Ghana over the demise of Professor John Atta Mills yesterday, 24th July, 2012. The death of President Mills in not only a loss to the people of Ghana but to the entire people of Africa. May the Lord grant our Ghanaian brothers and … Continue reading Githeri 027: The Passing of a Wise Elder

Githeri 026: Beware of “Achan”!

“If one finger brings oil it soils the others” (Chinua Achebe).  “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character””  (1 Corinthians 15: 33; Cf. Matthew 7: 15-16). Remember Achan “who brought disaster on Israel by taking plunder that had been set apart for the Lord” (1 Chronicles 2:7; Cf. Joshua 7).  Beware brethren! A word is enough…!   Continue reading Githeri 026: Beware of “Achan”!

“Job Vacancies”: More Publishing Christian Authors Needed in Africa Urgently!

In his 2011 convocation address, the President of Asbury Theological Seminary, Professor Timothy Tennent said to his largely American audience that, “in the 19th century, God commanded us to Christianize Africa. In the 21st century, He may well be calling us to Africanize Christianity.”[1] In similar vein, Professor Andrew Walls predicted that “it is inevitable that the religio-cultural transformation of the 20th century will place … Continue reading “Job Vacancies”: More Publishing Christian Authors Needed in Africa Urgently!

Otabil Mensah on Tokunboh Adeyemo and the Transformation of Africa

This lecture was delivered by Rev. Dr. Otabil Mensah at the 2nd Tokunboh Adeyemo Memorial Lectures on March 31, 2012 at the Jubilee Ministry Centre of NPC Valley Road, Nairobi, Kenya. The lecture was originally entitled, “Transforming Nations, Beyond Changing Leaders and Constitutions: The Case of Africa.” The lecture was organized by the Centre for Biblical Transformation (CBT) in partnership with Christ Is the Answer … Continue reading Otabil Mensah on Tokunboh Adeyemo and the Transformation of Africa

Christianity and Culture: Enemies or Friends? A Lesson from the Church in Nigeria

It is no more news that the center of gravity of the contemporary world Christianity has shifted from the global North to the global South. The Nigerian Church especially its Evangelical/Pentecostal brand is a major contributor to this shift. Besides the will of God, scholars have argued that American evangelicalism/revival, missionary enterprise, indigenization, vernacular Bible Translation, contextualization, and globalization are some of the factors responsible … Continue reading Christianity and Culture: Enemies or Friends? A Lesson from the Church in Nigeria

Understanding Issues of Gospel and Culture by Professor Gillian M. Bediako, Dr. Benhardt Y. Quarshire and Dr. Ernestina Afriyie

Professor Gillian M. Bediako, Dr. Benhardt Y. Quarshire and Dr. Ernestina Afriyie (all from Afro-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, Ghana) presented public lectures today Thursday March 22, 2012 on: Understanding Issues of Gospel and Culture; and World Christianity, Mother-tongue Scripture and Mission in a New Key. The public lectures were hosted at NPC Valley, Nairobi by Pan Africa Christian University, Nairobi, Kenya. Here … Continue reading Understanding Issues of Gospel and Culture by Professor Gillian M. Bediako, Dr. Benhardt Y. Quarshire and Dr. Ernestina Afriyie