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”

Learning to Trust: Reflections on the death of Brennan Manning

“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love.” – John 15:9 During my first season in Kenya, I wrote it on a notecard and stuck it on the bathroom mirror in the room where I lived in the Ham’s house. I recited it to myself, memorized it toContinue reading “Learning to Trust: Reflections on the death of Brennan Manning”

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”

Grocery Store on a Good Friday

She walked past the butchery section as I turned the corner. Smelling of tobacco, he followed as they picked up groceries. I pushed my cart in between them to get to the milk. Picking up what I needed, I continued to the fruit aisle, very conscious of their interaction – trying not to stare. She, aContinue reading “Grocery Store on a Good Friday”