Today’s sermon was preached by our seminary intern, Patrick Kiptum
At the turn of the last century, colonization was in full blossom in most parts of Africa, my homeland. The British came to my homeland and they stayed and everything changed. For my people, our entire way of life changed. The Europeans came and they introduced Christianity and traditional African civilization crumbled in their wake.
Almost all African tribes and cultures had elaborate civilizations before colonization. They all had the taboos and traditions. Each tribe had its own form of worship. As part of worship, each tribe had its own rituals. For example, I am from the Kalenjin tribe in the Great Rift Valley. In my culture, one of our rituals was to perform rain dances as a form of prayer for rain each spring. My tribe offered corn, milk and alcohol to the spirits, in hopes we would be blessed with good rains.