Tagged: Christianity

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A quick and light glance at the Old Testament and you almost feel as if God is a raging volcano that can never be quenched. The wrath of God is often an ignored topic in many evangelical circles today. Some professing believers don’t like to handle it because it raises questions that they are unable to answer. Some try to…More

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Pastor Timothy Keller once said, “The Bible is not about you.”  He is right. The Bible is about one central character- Jesus. Jesus Christ is not a random character who appeared in the 40th book in the Bible i.e. Matthew. Jesus was not the plan B of salvation after plan A of the Law “failed.” Jesus is the main theme of the…More

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“She doesn’t drink, she doesn’t smoke, she doesn’t sleep around. She must be a born-again Christian.” How many times have you heard that? Too many people in our post-modern culture would agree with that statement. Too many people are wrong. The truth is that our world is filled with many morally upright people who believe that their good behaviour equals…More

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It was once bizarre, but now very common to hear, “Get born again and Jesus will get you a husband.” Or “Get born again and you will heal very quickly from your break-up.” Or “Get saved and God will take away all your financial problems.” Present-day Christendom has been filled with a barter-trade gospel message that suggests God is trading…More

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I have never seen a fake 2000 Kenya shilling note. That is because the 2000 Kenya shilling note does not exist- nobody would waste time struggling to counterfeit a fake. However I have seen a fake 1000 Kenya shilling note. That is because the 1000 Kenya shilling note exists. People don’t make fakes of things that do not exist. They…More

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Beloved, I cannot guarantee you a magic potion to landing a fancy Disney marriage, but I can guarantee you wisdom to not landing a horrible one. And because godly marriages are miles better than Disney fantasies, here are five reasons why some young Christian women are not ready for godly relationships that lead to thriving marriages. Speaking ill of marriage and relationships What do you reckon…More

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In the 21st Century we have a generation that professes to be Christian but has forgotten how to blush at entertainment that spits in the face of God- a generation of professing believers that conforms to the world and thinks that Christ Jesus complies. If you call yourself a Christian, Jesus has a lot to say about the entertainment you…More

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Søren Kierkegaard  once said, “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” The Christian faith when it first came into the scene was too incredible to believe. To say that God loves, God incarnated himself into Christ, God died, resurrected and that He associates with the…More

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Below are three unbiblical statements that some Christians often use that are not true. God helps those who help themselves This statement is not in the Bible. The intended meaning of this statement is often to encourage men and women not to sit around when their lives fall apart but to actually do something. While God-given freewill is noble, this…More

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Would you bribe 500 KES to avoid paying 10,000 KES? My wife and I normally don’t use Raul (our car) on weekdays. We use the buses and public transport to get between places, chiefly because Nairobi traffic contributes to insanity. It’s a theory but many will agree that it needs no proving. However, we make exceptions when we know we…More

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Dear reader Today’s blogpost is by Mr. Owuor Kuyoh. Owuor has guest-written for Pen Strokes before. See his previous article by clicking here. I hope that Kuyoh’s article will inspire heroism in you like it did in me. May the spirit of Christ be reflected in the words of this blog. Grace & Peace Ernest SLINGING STONES One of life’s most head…More

When I began my origami business in 2011, I dared to approach established people to seek opportunities to work with them. I once approached the CEO of a design company and asked him if he would be interested in the paper art. He agreed and asked me to see him the following week. I was held up because of a…More