I’m not sure of the circumstances that led to his present condition, and frankly it doesn’t matter. What did matter was that this large gentleman, this double amputee, needed help – and fast. He was being pushed by his wafer thin companion, and it was obvious that the combination of gravity and Seattle’s hills wouldContinue reading “Neighbour to Neighbour”
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Prisoners of Hope – On Cornel West and Abraham Joshua Heschel.
On Saturday night I had the opportunity to listen to Cornel West (Professor, Historian, Philosopher and Social Activist) wax eloquent about the work of Rabi Abraham Heschel, and how it fertilised the soil of his imagination. For West the kinship with Heschel transcends their shared Judeo-Christian roots, rather it is in the subversive prose that HeschelContinue reading “Prisoners of Hope – On Cornel West and Abraham Joshua Heschel.”
When the saints went marching
MLK Jr. day was on Monday. I went to my first march and it was incredible. The march snaked for two miles along Seattle’s streets. It started in the Central District, and moved through Capitol Hill, ending at WestLake Park. A multitude of people, fighting for a plethora of causes, turned up to have theirContinue reading “When the saints went marching”
This is life.
I came home last night around 10pm. My wife had told me that our daughter was still up, which is unusual for her. Nothing could have prepared me for what happened when I opened the front door. My 7.5 month year old daughter saw me, and before I could take another step in the houseContinue reading “This is life.”
Friends In Church. Do or Die
In 2007 I packed my bags and was driven to Keele University in the midlands of England. I arrived with no friends, zero. I didn’t know anyone who was going to the same university, much less anyone who was pursing the same degree as I was. I quickly started to interact with my suite mates,Continue reading “Friends In Church. Do or Die”
Locus of Control
In May 2009, I begun my MDiv at Andrews. I came excited, expectant and full of optimism. I battled classes from Aleph through to Omega. From Mabul to Timelessness. I was stretched beyond my physical, emotional capacities at times. But I had great friends, professors, and I didn’t snap. 107 credit hours, and by theContinue reading “Locus of Control”
Lessons from Rwanda.
“…the hardest principle within Christian spirituality for me to deal with. The problem is not out there; the problem is the needy beast of a thing that lives in my chest.” – Blue Jazz. Don Miller This weekend Andrews University a Seventh-day Adventist institution, hosted its first annual Summit on Social Consciousness – Lessons from RwandaContinue reading “Lessons from Rwanda.”
Max DePree writes that unrealized potential is a sin—a very serious sin. It is the tragedy of the unopened gift, and the impoverished receiver. I bumped into a friend as I revised for a mid-term this week and we started talking about school work etc etc. The subject turned to notes, and she told me thatContinue reading “Unrealized Potential.”
The day I (almost) plagiarized
One lesson that I have not taken since being in the seminary, is the class on telling awesome children’s stories. For one that class is not offered, and if it were I would probably have thought I didn’t need it. Lately however I have been exposed to some amazing story tellers. I will rank myContinue reading “The day I (almost) plagiarized”
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