African communities are a tapestry knitted by a string of storytellers passionate about their craft and purpose. To a young girl tired from fetching water from a distant borehole, or a boy nursing wounds from an unfortunate hunting escapade, stories are more than the Balm of Gilead for soothing pain; they are an unassuming window to the hidden mysteries of the past, the people, … [Read more...] about What makes a Christian Theology African?
You probably don't know that I wrote a memoir - a little book about my extremely ordinary life. And I'm not surprised only three people bought I Could Be Someone. Seriously, who would want to read a memoir about an unknown African boy? People don't read memoirs by people they don't respect or revere.I'm not a Nobel Laureate like Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela or Wangari … [Read more...] about The Important Lesson I Learned While Writing A Memoir
African traditional worldviews are diverse. After all, Africa is not a single country but a continent with 54 sovereign countries. Some countries are inside another country. And others are surrounded by an ocean. Importantly, each country has more than a dozen distinct cultures.Oftentimes, each culture has a distinct language, geographic location, and religion. Thus, people … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Should Know About African Traditional Worldviews
I hate responsibility but I love Jesus. That may sound cheesy but it's true. I have been a Christian for 15 years and six months. But I cringe every time I hear someone saying I should do this or that.Six months ago, I had the privilege of preaching in my church. More than 500 people sat through my 40-minute sermon. I prepared a 10-page manuscript walking through 2 Timothy … [Read more...] about I Hate Responsibility But I Love Jesus
Being confident is a virtue unless it causes you to overestimate the depth of your faith in God. Peter was confident in his faith in God. And he once declared he would never leave nor forsake Christ. Yet, in time of uncertainty, he denied him three times.Shortly after graduating from high school, I worked at a local grocery store. Each morning, I mopped the floors, packed … [Read more...] about Your faith in God will make you strong in uncertain times