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”

First Thoughts Concerning Rob Bell’s New Book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God

I’m one of those folk who deeply appreciate Rob Bell – and very nearly anything he says or writes provokes me in one way or another. Of course, he didn’t employ me to be his fan or come to his defense on anything and I’m sure no one (including him) doesn’t really care whether IContinue reading “First Thoughts Concerning Rob Bell’s New Book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God”

Some Pictures From Our Time in Malawi with Ben, Becca, B and B

 Our time together began at Lake Malawi  Justine and B laughing Sweet B B playing 2 kinds of football at the same time    Then a thunder storm came…  (storm photos taken by Benny)  nice family…  B’s birthday party  B getting presents!  A new tricycle!  Chameleon. Nice looking folk. Benny and B with nice scenery  Benny preaching first Ryan preaching second ActingContinue reading “Some Pictures From Our Time in Malawi with Ben, Becca, B and B”