Monthly Archives: January 2011

William and the mango tree

On the 11th of January William was miraculously saved from death in a car accident. He was returning back from Blantyre very late at night after being at Home Affairs. The rain was bucketing down, it was pitch dark but … Continue reading

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Shrewd money: it doesn’t go “poof!”

One of the perennial problems with saving up money (assuming one is in the blessed position to do so), is where to keep it so that its both “safe” and generates a good return. This is good stewardship, and not … Continue reading

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Link: Adoption, Orphanages, and the African Extended Family System

Insightful write-up by Conrad Mbewe, in Lusaka, Zambia: In Africa, south of the Sahara, we have a system that is foreign to the social life of people in the West. It is popularly known as the extended family system. It … Continue reading

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If we are fortunate…

… But God’s grace speedily shatters such dreams. Just as surely as God desires to lead us to a knowledge of genuine Christian fellowship, so surely must we be overwhelmed by a great disillusionment with others, with Christians in general, … Continue reading

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Burger & chips

It is becoming increasing difficult in these crazy days to lampoon what Christian leaders get up to. Take for example this missive from Rick Warren where we read about a fairly innocuous sounding health plan for 2011… … except that … Continue reading

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The Blind Courage of Jan Zizka

To follow the DVD on Jan Hus I had bought a documentary on one of his followers: Jan Zizka. This was absolutely amazing — a fantastic story and history that I would highly recommend. The general who never lost a … Continue reading

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Jan Hus: Truth Prevails

Continuing our “honouring the fathers” we watched the Jan Hus: Truth Prevails documentary. While informative this was not great, somehow it wasn’t encouraging in the manner of the Wycliffe story. It was bracketed by the Roman Catholic Church launching of … Continue reading

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News: Persecution in Pakistan

Yesterday, a governor in Pakistan was murdered (or BBC) by his own security guard, angered by the governor’s support of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, as report in the BBC last month.

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Link: Boot Camp for Christian Students

This article The Professor: Why Are You a Christian? by Ray Bohlin is excellent. He details a session of hard-core apologetics training where he will “impersonate an atheistic college professor doing research on the religious beliefs of young people. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Narnian discipleship

We are just about to complete The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We have been reading about one book a week, and while its always a blessing to read with my children, this is something more. The Chronicles of Narnia … Continue reading

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