Kill the lies in our politics, for there is no development without morality
Deception is an asset to gain and perpetuate power. With every lie the citizens swallow, these leaders gather in their grand residences and toast to the foolishness of the people.
By Rev Edward Buri 3 months ago
Kill the lies in our politics, for there is no development without morality
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Betrayal in the city: The Bishop's double-edged identity is blunted
Betrayal in the city it is. Bishop Margret Wanjiru thought she was an insider until she found herself in the cold. Neither her politician blanket not her priestly duvet could cover her.
By Rev Edward Buri 4 months ago
Betrayal in the city: The Bishop's double-edged identity is blunted
When Benny Hinn affirmed government as God-ordained, he lost the people
Benny Hinn was 'imported' by an initiative steered by the First Lady, thus making him a State guest. Therein lies a tyre-puncturing pothole.
By Edward Buri 4 months ago
When Benny Hinn affirmed government as God-ordained, he lost the people
10 ways the Kenyan church is stunting its growth, influence
While the Kenyan - and African - church has grown over the years, there are still some vivid gaps that limit its rise to full influence.
By Rev Edward Buri 4 months ago
10 ways the Kenyan church is stunting its growth, influence
Contemporary Kenya lacks resolute pastors who can speak truth to power
Living in a heavily religious country means that pastors are a key part of the community. It helps, therefore, to understand pastor typologies as it guides expectations and affiliations.
By Rev Edward Buri 4 months ago
Contemporary Kenya lacks resolute pastors who can speak truth to power
Root of all evil: Money is taking man away from God, the way serpent did
Money is a major factor in our day-to-day living. It dominates conversations. In social gatherings, people are always talking about how to make money, how money was lost or how to spend it.
By Rev Edward Buri 5 months ago
Root of all evil: Money is taking man away from God, the way serpent did
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When leaders ignore people's voice, allegiance shifts and trouble sets in
Pleasing the people seems not to be the goal of the government at present. It is a season to squeeze and harvest more from the people.
By Edward Buri 5 months ago
When leaders ignore people's voice, allegiance shifts and trouble sets in
Sacredness of sexuality key in building a sober community
A lustful world has dangerously blurred boundaries. Marriage hardly gets sacred respect. The fence in the form of a ring on the finger is easily overrun.
By Edward Buri 5 months ago
Sacredness of sexuality key in building a sober community
Silencing the 'E' story perpetuates warped thinking that failure is bad
"E" scorers are nowhere to be heard. But the day they turn around their story and become winners, they will earn access to the microphone and the newspaper.
By Rev Edward Buri 6 months ago
Silencing the 'E' story perpetuates warped thinking that failure is bad
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The blame narrative is getting old, an angry president cannot console a crying citizenry
There is a frustration. Blackouts seem to be hitting our leadership too. We neither feel their love nor see their confidence. We see the putting up of brave faces. We do not see passion.
By Edward Buri 6 months ago
The blame narrative is getting old, an angry president cannot console a crying citizenry
Time is sacred, let today's crossover moment find you in your right mind
The New Year finds you in your world. The point of the time rolled out to you every morning is to light that world - more and more. Make it better and better brighter and brighter.
By Edward Buri 6 months ago
Time is sacred, let today's crossover moment find you in your right mind
As long as Christmas is about Jesus, it cannot be reduced to secular hype
The church has failed in its creativity to assemble a universal symbolic experience to capture the mystery of the entry of its Lord into the world.
By Rev Edward Buri 6 months ago
As long as Christmas is about Jesus, it cannot be reduced to secular hype
Stand firm against December sins, and January will surely reward you
Even with Christmas lights everywhere, the texture of Christmas as a holy day is fading.
By Edward Buri 6 months ago
Stand firm against December sins, and January will surely reward you
The Kenya we want lies hidden in our moral sense, but do we care?
Kenya at sixty is a begging giant and a moral dwarf. We are crying about the debt burden while remaining silent about the moral crisis that led us here and keeps us here.
By Rev Edward Buri 7 months ago
The Kenya we want lies hidden in our moral sense, but do we care?
The high prison walls must not keep out good word of our Lord
While some denominations deploy ministers as prison chaplains as a matter of duty, others reserve the chaplaincy to those who discern prisons ministry as their primary call.
By Edward Buri 7 months ago
The high prison walls must not keep out good word of our Lord
Being a good neighbour demands we practice inclusion
Inclusion is an intentional process of unmarginalising people by infusing a culture where all enjoy privileges equally. Inclusion makes all people central.
By Rev Edward Buri 7 months ago
Being a good neighbour demands we practice inclusion
Kawira Mwangaza impeachment: Did the bishop save the governor?
Governor Mwangaza's haters have sworn severally that gender has nothing to do with Meru woes. But this is not true, given the unacceptable attacks on Mwangaza's womanhood.
By Rev Edward Buri 8 months ago
Kawira Mwangaza impeachment: Did the bishop save the governor?
The church should counter the narrative of youth as a problem
Young people must protest against being ignored and demand to be noticed and centred.
By Edward Buri 8 months ago
The church should counter the narrative of youth as a problem
'Innocence' should matter before making house owners homeless
In modern day Kenya, even God - the owner of the earth - needs a genuine title deed to claim anything! Without it, His church has to pack and go! Is God angry about this?
By Edward Buri 8 months ago
'Innocence' should matter before making house owners homeless
Turning our spirituality into a real saving force for the nation
Some powerful people fear the day when the church will rise to its actual value. A revolution would be inevitable. In the meantime, they let the sleeping giant snore.
By Edward Buri 9 months ago
Turning our spirituality into a real saving force for the nation
The church must not let the horrors of Shakahola fade quickly from memory
Shakahola wreaked damage on the practice of fasting. Fasting as a Christian practice expresses heightened devotion.
By Edward Buri 9 months ago
The church must not let the horrors of Shakahola fade quickly from memory
Rhema feast's success is a balm to the spirit after Shakahola horrors
Taking the tens of thousands in the Rhema congregation as a sample of response to mobilisation, there is still a level of faith in the men and women of the cloth.
By Rev Edward Buri 9 months ago
Rhema feast's success is a balm to the spirit after Shakahola horrors
Young athletes' prayer magnets for Kenya and inspiration for all ages
These medal-winning youths push back against their peers who perpetuate the image of young people as wild, carefree and with an unexplained expectation.
By Rev Edward Buri 9 months ago
Young athletes' prayer magnets for Kenya and inspiration for all ages
Time for Church to make Garden of Eden analogy an ambitious venture
A sincere memory of Eden would make one weep at the sight of the world today.
By Edward Buri 10 months ago
Time for Church to make Garden of Eden analogy an ambitious venture
Leaders should not discriminate by making others feel inadequate
We often fall into the temptation of setting demeaning boundaries. We categorise people in our personal lives as insiders and outsiders. There are the people we cheer for and those we sneer at.
By Rev Edward Buri 10 months ago
Leaders should not discriminate by making others feel inadequate
Spirituality devoid of character has no power to transform the nation
Few leaders who dare to cut a different cloth are lone rangers. They are intentionally kept on the backline. In the political song they are allocated the hum and never given the main chorus
By Rev Edward Buri 10 months ago
Spirituality devoid of character has no power to transform the nation
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A glimpse of what Kenya would be like under charismatic leadership
While the moral codes that charismatic followers are expected to fulfill could be rigorous, the founders are not necessarily bound by those instructions.
By Edward Buri 11 months ago
A glimpse of what Kenya would be like under charismatic leadership
Punctuality speaks volumes, while lateness sends message of disregard
When Ruto chastised the Executive for lateness and casual role knowledge, he was affirming that punctuality is to honour as lateness is to neglect.
By Edward Buri 11 months ago
Punctuality speaks volumes, while lateness sends message of disregard
Self centredness is the cancer ravaging our society's soul
Kenyan leaders and citizens alike -are suffocating under the weight of self-centeredness with only scattered pockets of compassion
By Rev Edward Buri 11 months ago
Self centredness is the cancer ravaging our society's soul
The dual nature of peace: Built by intent and nurtured by spirituality
Peace is never an accident. It is an outcome. Just like it takes intentional steps to upset it, it takes deliberate steps to set it up. Peace is built, just like it can be broken.
By Rev Edward Buri 11 months ago
The dual nature of peace: Built by intent and nurtured by spirituality
Kenya needs more truth lovers in leadership to run citizens' affairs
An open truth about Kenya's current administration and the opposition is that they both want power. Those in government want the power in full while the opposition wants to be powerful.
By Edward Buri 11 months ago
Kenya needs more truth lovers in leadership to run citizens' affairs
When wisdom departs foolishness rules
People associate leadership with wisdom. But unfortunately, it is not always so. Leadership does not insulate against foolishness. Even kings and presidents are susceptible to wisdom droughts.
By Rev Edward Buri 1 year ago
When wisdom departs foolishness rules
Money has crusaders while morality lacks evangelists
As a dangerously religious country, we must ask ourselves, "Where does our help come from?" The Good News is that God is using Okiya Omtatah to move mountains.
By Edward Buri 1 year ago
Money has crusaders while morality lacks evangelists
Moses Kuria: Courier of coarseness veiled as right to freedom of expression
Moses Kuria is not the kind to lose an argument. He does not apologise. He must make the point that he is not stupid - even when he sounds so.
By Rev Edward Buri 1 year ago
Moses Kuria: Courier of coarseness veiled as right to freedom of expression
Embracing love: The transformative power for leaders and citizens alike
Love looks like a senior officer resigning as a matter of principle when a scandal happens under their watch. Love looks like a president who leads the nation in truth, even when it hurts him.
By Rev Edward Buri 1 year ago
Embracing love: The transformative power for leaders and citizens alike
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Ruto requires the Omtatah-Kwame voice of truth in running his affairs
Now that President Ruto takes a Socratic approach to dialogue, someone should put him with his passion, Kwame with his logic and facts and Omtatah with his law in one conversation table.
By Edward Buri 1 year ago
Ruto requires the Omtatah-Kwame voice of truth in running his affairs
A country's true worth is measured by its values, not economic whizzes
A country's true worth is less in its economic whizzes and more in its values champions. A country is doubly blessed when the economic gurus are also 'value freaks'.
By Edward Buri 1 year ago
A country's true worth is measured by its values, not economic whizzes
Stop being defensive when Kenyans remind you of the weight of an oath
Kenyans have been described often as they of a short memory. They either forget the wrong done to them and move on or forget the wrong they did and repeat it.
By Rev Edward Buri 1 year ago
Stop being defensive when Kenyans remind you of the weight of an oath
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Why Kenya needs more graft spirits exorcists in the mould of Health CS
There is a kind of evil that cannot be removed "apart from prayer and fasting." Such defies regular catharsis. This defiant type is the Kemsa variant.
By Rev Edward Buri 1 year ago
Why Kenya needs more graft spirits exorcists in the mould of Health CS
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When Caesar knocks, his appetite for more taxes knows no bounds
Jesus described the legitimacy of what belongs to Caesar by saying "Give....." This implies a proactive duty.
By Edward Buri 1 year ago
When Caesar knocks, his appetite for more taxes knows no bounds