Ryan’s Best Reads of 2016

You are what you Love: The spiritual power of habit – James K.A. Smith Hands down the best book I read all year. And I’ve read/listened to it 4 times now. In my opinion, Smith is re-thinking what it means to follow Jesus within a more truthful anthropology/cultural understanding and more helpfully than anyone elseContinue reading “Ryan’s Best Reads of 2016”

First VSL training & another CHE vision seminar

After many months of preparation, last week marked the first training of trainers for the Village Savings and Loans program! This entailed a full three days of training for 29 selected trainers (both men and women) from Rumphi, Mzimba, Machinga, Zomba and Mulanje. The primary task of the training was to get the trainees preparedContinue reading “First VSL training & another CHE vision seminar”

Love the oppressed, but also the oppressor?

You may remember that in the previous post on Jesus’ inaugural sermon, we noted how he stressed his vocation as embodying proclamation, justice and compassion. Well, here is the Lukan Jesus embodying all three of these at the same time in a genius way. In Luke 18:35-19:11, there is a “Lukan sandwich” concerning the BlindContinue reading “Love the oppressed, but also the oppressor?”

The Restoration Movement, Acapella & the Trinity

I am glad to be a part of the Restoration Movement – and in particular – the Church of Christ. But though there is much to praise about its history, like all movements, we have our ‘not so impressive’ moments and ways of thinking as well. The most frustrating of which is the oft inabilityContinue reading “The Restoration Movement, Acapella & the Trinity”