The new truth
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The new truth

Post-modernity was open to any narrative, any ‘truth.’ If you wanted to say there were fairies at the bottom of your garden then that was ‘an interesting folk perspective worthy of narration’ (and worthy of a PhD or two exploring the polyvalence and intertextuality of this tradition). In fact post-modernism was suspicious of science because … Continue reading

Post-post-modernism
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Post-post-modernism

The death of post-modernism has been announced by a number of cultural commentators. In 2006 Alan Kirby wrote an article in Philosophy Now called, ‘The death of postmodernism and beyond.’ Another British writer, Edward Docx, in a 2011 article for Prospect Magazine, ‘Postmodernism is dead,’ noticed that a London museum was putting on a ‘retrospective’ … 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

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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