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Widows, Strangers, Orphans: Journeying with the Poor

MMP celebration

March 1, 2014
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Silent Retreat: Moving Forward into Solitude

DESMOND TUTU wrote, “Our relationship with God is a love affair and ultimately the greatest joy is just to be with the Beloved, to drink in the beauty of the Beloved in a silence that will become ever more wordless … Continue reading

two-prostitutes-repent

November 13, 2013
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How to Read the Bible from the Bottom Up

  How to Read the Bible from the Bottom Up   Introduction: The gospel today is basically a rich man’s gospel   The rich have hijacked the bible. Our interpretation and hermeneutics are all biased in favor of the rich. … Continue reading

Talaba with Stew, Corrie and Rich

October 14, 2013
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What is Biblical?

To the laymen, there are only two tools for evaluating if a teaching is biblical or not, and both tools use the proof-texting method. Proof text relies as an argument on the existence of a text or verse, a literal … Continue reading

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September 27, 2013
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The Blending of Reason and Emotion or Throwing the Baby with the Bathwater

Introduction Someone humorously reminded me that I have become emo kaayo for the past few days, meaning, quite into emotions lately, not emotional which means crying and being depressed. “Into emotions” or being “emo” is an emerging trend nowadays as modern people … Continue reading

December 11, 2013
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Fear shame and guilt, are what moves us

Genesis spells out 3 dynamos inside of us. These are fear, shame and guilt. When Adam and Eve, our first parents sinned, for the first time, we see these three dynamos at play. When they hear the footsteps of God … Continue reading

August 3, 2014
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Forget about love or how to stop treating women as sex objects

For men only…. Perhaps the most difficult thing for a man to do is to not look at women as sex objects. It seems so natural even compulsive doing it, like it was an animal instinct. There are of course … Continue reading

Power and Grace

August 18, 2013
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Power and Grace

I met Rafael Lupez recently on my trip to the Vatican. He was head of his 500 strong community. He said he has no fear of power nor coveted power. He allowed newcomers to take leadership positions in their community. … Continue reading

Loneliness and Feeling Justified

August 18, 2013
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Loneliness and Feeling Justified

We should be able to call our brothers and sisters in the Christian community when we are lonely. We should be able to say like Matt Jenson, “hey, I am feeling particularly lonely tonight, can I come over to your … Continue reading

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