A Book Review of Shawn Redford’s Missiological Hermeneutics

I want to take a moment to review a book written by a good friend and fellow CMF missionary, Shawn Redford. During our time in Nairobi, Justine and I have come to deeply appreciate Shawn and Kristin and their delightful family. Shawn specializes in teaching theology of mission as part of the Intercultural Studies facultyContinue reading “A Book Review of Shawn Redford’s Missiological Hermeneutics”

Blue Cotton Shorts

Kenyan pupils can be incredible listeners. (I learned a few years ago, that in Kenya a “pupil” is called so when they are between nursery class to grade 8, and a “student” is one who is in Secondary School – Form one to form four.) Many a foreign visitor has remarked on how well behavedContinue reading “Blue Cotton Shorts”

The Role of Faith in Development Work

As of late, I’ve been deeply affected by the video shown below. Tim Costello’s (CEO of World Vision Australia) articulation of poverty and the role of faith in development work has had the particular quality of opening my eyes to the reality of what I’ve been seeing all along. His placing of poverty in theContinue reading “The Role of Faith in Development Work”

Remembering Dallas Willard and Geza Vermes

A series of odd events occurred for me today (as I’m sure for others also). After waking up and eating breakfast with my lovely wife, I walk out of the room only to hear her speak out loudly, “I think Dallas Willard died yesterday (May 8th).” Those words continued to germinate in my mind asContinue reading “Remembering Dallas Willard and Geza Vermes”