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Good news to the core

Woman: What are you carrying? Wait, listen, I’ve got some questions about this. Look, I have a problem in my life. Tell me, what can I do about this? What’s your advice? Tamie: Well, here’s the context… Woman: No, listen, just tell me straight. This is my problem. What exactly […]

Big Picture Parents (book review)

Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom For Modern Life* is a Christian critique of postmodern parenting. Harriet Connor opens with the observation that many parents say all they want is for their kids to be happy, and yet mental health issues among children and young people are greater than ever. Feeling […]

Old Testament ethics for the university

In campus chapel, a constant challenge is to bring the mind of the church and the mind of the university together. What I’ve outlined below is one of my attempts at this, a series of five theological reflections I gave earlier this year. It’s based on the work of Waldemar Janzen. The characters […]

A short observation about wisdom in Tanzania

Arthur’s previously argued that much of the talk of prosperity in Tanzania coheres more with the Bible’s wisdom tradition than it does with western ideas of the ‘prosperity gospel’. We’ve become convinced that prosperity teaching in Tanzania meets a very real need in Tanzanians’ lives and recently as I was […]