The Ministry of Critics

When we think God has called us to the ministry we think of words like the Gospel, the lost and those needing discipleship. We imagine walking together to establish the kingdom either where Christ is not known or clarifying the Gospel where there exists confusion. I don't think any of us comes along to be … Continue reading The Ministry of Critics

The Idol of the People Pleaser

You meet this guy who always shows up when he's needed. He never wants to fail people. If anything he'll go out of his way to serve others. You think, if everyone was like him how far would this ministry go. Why can't people be this committed? But then you realise something, he doesn't take … Continue reading The Idol of the People Pleaser

There’s No Growth without Death

I'm sure you've heard good Christians say things like I want to know God more this year. I want to be more prayerful. To read my Bible more regularly. To be more committed at church. Perhaps even give more. The problem is like with many new year resolutions they don't see beyond February. Why? Because … Continue reading There’s No Growth without Death

Entitlement is the Enemy of Worship

Many times we approach God like we do an employer. We come not broken and indebted but rather anxious and annoyed at him. Why? Well because we feel he's failing us. We come to collect our paycheck for service rendered and it's late or unavailable. We feel we've done our part better than most but … Continue reading Entitlement is the Enemy of Worship

I have a Kenyan Dream

I have a dream that one day this land will be the heart of the continentThat people from all over the globe will work hard to gain the Kenyan citizenshipThat the Kenyan shilling will not shrink below the dollarBut that ours will be a land where many seek and find refuge I have a dream … Continue reading I have a Kenyan Dream

My Date with Amazing Grace

When I first walked this journey of peaceI felt guilty and afraid because of my pastI was haunted by my thoughts and actionsA past I wanted to correct before too lateIt's then I found the embrace of amazing graceMine was the invitation, come to me all who are weary I never want to forget that … Continue reading My Date with Amazing Grace

Christian Ministry in a Post-Truth Era

The hardest war to fight is the one you don't know you are part of. It's when you are blamed for what you don't even know. When accusations are levelled and you are called names without knowing what you've done. For most Christians that's how it feels to live in this post-truth era, especially on … Continue reading Christian Ministry in a Post-Truth Era

Learning to Ride with God

When you learn to drive you also learn to bear with the agony of traveling with other drivers. There's always someone who'll think you are too slow, too careful and just not cut for the city. Another thinks you are too fast, too reckless and can't believe you passed the driving test. From the moment … Continue reading Learning to Ride with God

When Technology Harms Discipleship

Years ago before social media, televangelists and online ministries people would walk to a pastor's home for advice. If they didn't think it was such a serious matter they'd share with a friend or a few in the fellowship. But life has changed. We now live on one end of the city and go to … Continue reading When Technology Harms Discipleship

The Joy of Trusting Him

Little Amy holding dad I heard her first cry and it was beautifulI've never been happier hearing one cryThe agony and the tension was overcomeBy that beautiful and confused cryFinally she had arrived to make a home with us Strange how the waiting season vanishes so quicklyIn the middle of waiting it seems like foreverBut … Continue reading The Joy of Trusting Him