Learning to get along with my two global families

 (Originally published in the Urbana 2009 daily newspaper) Anyone who is married will tell you how challenging it can be to get along with the two different extended families of the bride and the groom. While the groom ponders theRead more…

RE-Resource Stewardship

Your experience with the South African Student is similar to that of of many mobilizers. There are also problems from the other side of your story where churches and christians have contributed funds that for several reasons are yet to and may neverRead more…

Are You a Network Owner or a Network Steward?

Those who step into leadership of an inter-organizational network or partnership assume a high task. Whether serving on a network’s council or steering committee or its leadership team, whatever the terminology, these leaders are called to help God’s people workRead more…

A Partnership of Two is Inherently Unstable

These posts are meant to spark conversation and community reflection here on the Cape Town 2010 Global Conversation page. I welcome readers’ responses – and so allow me to come out straight away to my point. I believe that partnershipsRead more…

Communicating In Context

  “Without their singing, I don’t know how they would ever get married.”  Sounds strange?  Not to a person serving one group in Asia where their singing is a key component of communicating history, and traditions, as well as manyRead more…

Let the little children come to me…

In our modern world children and youth often do not feature too much in society. So: What does it mean to us today in Africa, when Jesus says “Let the little children come to me?” What is your response? InRead more…

Are You a Network Owner or a Network Steward?

Those who step into leadership of an inter-organizational network or partnership assume a high task. Whether serving on a network’s council or steering committee or its leadership team, whatever the terminology, these leaders are called to help God’s people workRead more…

“A los pobres siempre los tendrán con ustedes,…”

“A los pobres siempre los tendrán con ustedes,…” MC. 14:7  ¿Qué es lo primero que nos viene a la mente cuando escuchamos estas palabras?, ¿En que contexto o situación particular se suelen usar?, ¿Qué significado tiene para nosotros?, ¿Cómo explicamosRead more…

Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission

I’m really pleased to be able to join this global conversation. We have launched a new initiative at Redcliffe College called the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission. Based at Redcliffe College, the Centre aims to serve theRead more…

¿Y todavía no entienden?

Transformación: El modelo de Jesús “Tengan cuidado, ¡Ojo con la levadura de los fariseos y la de Herodes!… ¿Por qué están hablando de que no tienen pan? ¿Todavía no ven ni entienden? ¿Tienen la mente embotada? ¿Acaso no recuerdan? CuandoRead more…