Kevin Muriithi Ndereba
As a practical theologian, I am concerned with bringing the theological disciplines in conversation with other disciplines so as to holistically interpret African lived realities. My specialism is in youth ministry, and my work has utilized qualitative and empirical methodologies to study youth cultures and subcultures, youth ecotheologies, digital ecclesiologies, youth religion and non-religion and youth faith formation. My broader fields of interest include African methodologies in practical theology, African contextual apologetics, pastoral, public and political theologies as well as the intersection of faith and science. I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology at Stellenbosch University. I have received grant and research funding that have developed evidence-based and practical solutions in the Theology of Work, as well as the integration of spirituality in higher education, with a specific reference to health science education. I am participating in the Global Reformed Advocacy Platforms for Engagement (GRAPE) project Aug 2022 – Aug 2023, hosted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and Economic Reforms for Policy Initiatives (EPRI) which mobilizes churches and civil society for economic justice and climate change advocacy programmes. I am under contract writing two books: Apologetics in Africa with Langham and Youth Ministry after the Pandemic: A Practical Theology from the Global South with Wipf and Stock. I am active in several research networks including the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (ASET), the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM) and the International Research Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society (INSBS).
I am currently supervising one doctoral student and six Masters students researching various topics including cross-cultural clinical pastoral education, parenting adolescents for faith development, sexuality and spiritual formation, pastoral work health and reconciling Pentecostal and Reformed pneumatologies in lived Christianity.