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”

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”

What is an Economy (and Microfinance) For?

More and more I’m convinced that the primary purpose of microfinance is to assist in stabilizing and promoting the common well-being of a household. It can do this in a variety of ways, but most often through its provision of various financial tools to provide an environment of stability (and in some cases) growth. Furthermore,Continue reading “What is an Economy (and Microfinance) For?”

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”