Media Review

Following City Girl

  Fidel Nyongesa is passionate about sharing the gospel, seeing people’s lives transformed by the gospel; loves chillies and football; reads widely, thinks deeply and writes for Conversation… Over the last few weeks, I have been drawn to read a column in the Saturday Nation called ‘City Girl’ for two reasons. First, it’s because the … Continue reading

Blame the ground
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Blame the ground

David Maina is the managing consultant of Perfometer Agribusiness Consulting House, on the board of iServe Africa, and he’s also a great storyteller and writer… Among the Agikuyu community, there used to be various social and religious ceremonies and there was a reason for every ceremony. Such ceremonies marked good times as well as bad times. One … Continue reading

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Why sing? (part 6)

Martin Irungu, iServe Africa alumnus, surveys the contemporary church scene and draws our focus to true worship:     Are we missing the point? In our churches today, many have emphasized different forms of worship, how to experience a ‘spirit flowing‘ worship service as well as the need for churches to have a ‘powerful’ praise and … Continue reading

Features

The case for media-literate Christians

  Journalist, writer and political communications consultant Jesse Masia writes of media controversies, media trends and the need for media literacy… Kenyan popular culture in the first quarter of 2014 may well have been underlined by two events: The Mavuno Church poster in February and the Daystar University girl in The Pulse’s bio pin-up page that followed in March. Under intense … Continue reading

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In His image

What do all these things have in common? The abortion of 200,000 babies in the UK each year, just over 1% for reasons of likely serious handicap. A Muslim debater challenges a Christian, “Can God also become a dog?” Higher road deaths in Africa than any other region of the world (WHO). Terrible industrial accidents caused … Continue reading

Exposition / Extra

Justice anyone?

Chris Howles started a conversation about the concept of justice in East Africa and lots of questions emerged from the discussion: How is it that often the public is content for war criminals and officials involved in massive corruption to walk away unpunished and yet suspected petty thieves are often lynched on the street? Is the communal … Continue reading

The Mavuno ad
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The Mavuno ad

Mavuno Church certainly started a lot of conversation around their controversial teens poster. In addition to the obvious one of modesty and appropriateness, here are three other conversations that it would be very useful to have: What is our angle of approach? What is the right way to engage youth / society? The argument is that society has … Continue reading