Learning from Eugene Peterson: resisting the temptation of ‘great things’ (30/10/18)
Oct30

Learning from Eugene Peterson: resisting the temptation of ‘great things’ (30/10/18)

Eugene Peterson died a few days ago. He’s well known for writing several books that are required reading for Christian ministry, and of course for writing the popular paraphrase of scripture, The Message. We pray a Psalm each morning with the kids before school, and when I start to read from my own favorite translation, the NRSV, they clamor for The Message instead 🙂 This morning we read Paint grace-graffiti on the fences; take...

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Settling in (16/10/18)
Oct16

Settling in (16/10/18)

It’s hard to believe that it’s coming up to two months since we returned to Kenya…it was wonderful and affirming to be welcomed back so enthusiastically by our community here, and as I (Andy) settle into new community (Vineyard School of Ministry-Africa and new theology colleagues) it’s been a joy to be received with such open arms. Culture shock is real, (re-)adjustment is real, getting used to driving again...

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Why thinking clearly about God matters in cross-cultural/global mission
Sep06

Why thinking clearly about God matters in cross-cultural/global mission

Note: Andy’s paper, “Righteousness, suffering and participation in Philippians 3:7-11: Integral mission and Paul’s gospel”, will be published at the 2018 Micah Global Triennial Consultation (Philippines, 10-14 Sept 2018), and can be viewed here. A short summary follows.  Snapshot Cross-cultural missionaries leave family, security, predictability, community – motivated by the gospel.  But what is their...

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Where Dreams Come True  (14/3/18)
Mar13

Where Dreams Come True (14/3/18)

“HOUSTON, TX., and BURBANK, Calif., March 7, 2018 – Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, today announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources, including cash, products and services, to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. This initiative will roll out over five years, expanding the Company’s rich legacy...

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Heading back to Kenya (5/3/18)
Mar05

Heading back to Kenya (5/3/18)

In April 2011 we arrived in Kijabe for the first time – the last seven years has been a blur of joys, sorrows, faith-building and hope.  We’ve been a part of a team of Kenyans and expats caring for thousands of sick babies and kids, educating hundreds of doctors, mentoring project teams through millions of shillings of infrastructure projects and training many rural pastors.  None of this has been done in isolation –...

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