N.T. Wright on Jesus, The Gospel and The Gospels

Here is a quick 13 minute video which once again reveals the never-endingly fresh and astute mind of N.T. Wright. The questions put to him below are the questions that I’m sure many of us have always wanted to ask him anyway: Why do we need to ask the question: ‘What is the gospel?’ WhatContinue reading “N.T. Wright on Jesus, The Gospel and The Gospels”

Pentecost, Poverty and New Possibilities

So my Dad passed along some excellent thoughts recently that have dovetailed nicely with some things that we have seen while working here in Nairobi. Dad mentioned that we know in some way that Peter (in Acts 2) was quite convinced that what had just happened (Pentecost) was in some way a fulfillment of JoelContinue reading “Pentecost, Poverty and New Possibilities”

Scott Cairns, ‘Into Hell and Out Again’

In this Byzantine-inflected icon of the Resurrection, the murdered Christ is still in Hell, the chief issue being that this Resurrection is of our agéd parents and all their poor relations. We find Him as we might expect, radiant in spotless white, standing straight, but leaning back against the weight of lifting them. Long traditionContinue reading “Scott Cairns, ‘Into Hell and Out Again’”

Walking, Slums, Paradoxes & Easter Newness

A wonderful element of living and working here in Nairobi consists in a weekly trek from Pangani (where we work) to the area of Kiamaiko (where another Missions of Center is as well as our Church Fellowship) every Wednesday for a weekly bible study with our church leaders that Justine and I help lead. TheContinue reading “Walking, Slums, Paradoxes & Easter Newness”