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Help me welcome LGP cohort 4

on August 22, 2013

Existing LGP students, LGP alumni, and followers, please help me welcome LGP4!! Over the next day or two, they will be leaving a comment on this post as they test out Disqus… help them get acclimated, would you? Leave them a little love below!

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My Ten Commandments of Public Speaking

on July 1, 2013

  I have not had opportunities to speak in a large public forum in the last six months. There is a high possibility that my new assignment will require for me to prepare many speaking engagements. I have created my own ten commandments based on key highlights that I need to implement for my public…

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‘Stand Out’ My Strength Assessment – Stimulator and Teacher

on June 28, 2013

  “Stimulator – You are the host of other people’s emotions. You feel responsible for them, for turning them around, for elevating them A stimulator according to the book “Stand Out” is an energy giving person (153). I am a natural optimist, even in the face of adversity I find that I like to ensure…

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My Dip

on June 14, 2013

  The words that ‘the dip is where success happens’ where I embrace the challenge. As I have been going through work transitions and it has been quite a task to try and make a decision. The book ‘The Dip’ by Seth Godin helped me see that the even though many people are afraid to…

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I Will Fill My Bucket

on June 3, 2013

  I am going through a month of great transitions, like I have never gone through in my life. I was very aware of the conflicting emotions that I was going through and most of all in my mind. I have found myself awake at two or three o’clock in the morning wondering how I…

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on May 28, 2013

I came to know about George Fox with the use of a napkin. Dan Brunner, a professor at George Fox was attending the Amahoro Gathering in Cape Town in 2009. I was asked to join the Africa Board of Amahoro and accepted. I wondered if I was up to the task in providing leadership for…

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Evangelicalism in Britain and its influence in the Church in Kenya

on April 26, 2013

  The history of the rise of evangelical belief in Britain helps me understand the foundations of the church in Kenya. The largest protestant denomination is the Anglican church of Kenya. It is entrenched in all the facets of the country; the opening prayer in parliament, at national holidays, at the opening of city and…

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From a Pre- Literate to Modern Society

on April 22, 2013

  The Boston Marathon was an event that was of great importance to Kenyans as it was to Americans. Kenyan runners have gained prominence through their participation in the marathon. When the bombing happened at the event on Monday, it drew interest in the Kenyan media especially the social media. The world watched as the…

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From a Pre- Literate to Modern Society

on April 22, 2013

The advance of modern technology is certainly ambiguous. It has promised less work and more leisure, but we actually work longer hours than premodern peasants and villagers. Present-day Western societies are facing a moral crisis, argues Murray Jardine, and our inability to make ethical sense of technology is at the root of this crisis. Jardine…

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Lessons from Chaos

on April 11, 2013

  I live in a world of chaos. When I leave my house in the morning, I stop at the traffic light to buy the day’s newspaper. The newspaper vendor (I still do not know his name) smiles at me and wishes me a good day. At I drive to the next intersection (commonly known…

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I Am because We Are

on April 8, 2013

  These are the famous words by Prof. Mbiti, who wrote a book on African religions and philosophy in 1966. He was describing the moral ethic and social organization the African people. He emphasizes the role of community comparable to the theory of communism in which “society incorporates relations of mutual service between equal individuals…

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on March 7, 2013

  A Nation of Rebels: Is Kenya shifting into a counterculture? Crowds are a group of people that any leader would desire to manipulate, rule and control. Leaders manipulate organized excitement. As Kenya goes through an election process for national leaders this week, Kenyans are anxious and filled with fear. Five years ago, during the…

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Pray and Grow Rich

on February 15, 2013

  The openness of Ross Douthat explains how America became a nation of heretics gives me a good understanding of the decline of Christianity. Although is difficult to relate to the American experience of Christianity through the years there are segments that many African Christians can relate. For many years, the evangelical main line churches…

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What Goes Around Comes Around – The Cycle of Capitalism

on February 7, 2013

  This week, the CEO of Coca Cola company made a statement that capitalism must evolve. The way the market economy has been developed over the centuries has not changed. The poor are still being affected by the policies of the lassie faire. This book was written when Africa was being colonized by European powers.…

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The Poor Will Always be with You

on January 25, 2013

Being consumed is a book written for a western audience and he allows me to peer into the lives and thinking patterns of citizens who have operate in capitalism systems and are driven by consumerism. The realities of the west are minimal in my context. We have very few shopping malls that are visited by…

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The Church Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism in Kenya

on January 17, 2013

Kenya is undergoing election and the first party primaries under a new constitution are being held this week. Different people have sought for nomination leadership positions as governor, senator and members of parliament. One category of leaders who want to vie for these positions is religious leaders. A debate has ensued whether religious leaders can…

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