Posts Tagged parables

June 2016 update

Greetings from Kenya! It is a wonderful privilege to serve as a co-minister of reconciliation of Christ Jesus our Lord and friend. We would love to hear what God is doing through and around you in the place God has you. To read a sample of a few of things God is doing through and […]

Welcoming the Hyena

Here is, in english, an example of the types of parables we use in our teaching.  This one has two versions, one to be told to men and boys and another to be told to women and girls.  It was written specifically for the context of Maasai culture, but would be understood throughout East African […]

The Esiankiki of Christ

The Maa word for a wedding or marriage is enkiyama.  Traditionally, there are two important parts of the ceremony.  The first is “the wrapping with a skirt” or erotianaroto.  A simple ceremony, sometimes this suffices (like going to a justice of the peace).  But for a proper wedding, there is also “the leading away of […]

Telling the Story

Storytelling is an important part of East African cultures.  But often in the churches this cultural strength has been exchanged for the lecture or yell-a-lot methods of teaching and evangelism.  We recently held a storytelling workshop for the Narok Central cluster of congregations to help church teachers and youth workers (re)learn how to be good […]

Happy Epiphany

Today is January 6, the day which the Church traditionally observes as “Epiphany,” the “Revealing” of Christ to the Gentiles.  So yesterday was the 12th day of Christmas and this is the day we should sing “We Three Kings” and the day when the ancient church liturgies would read the verses about the baptism of […]

ministry summary

equipping churches, teachers, and church leaders … our strategy … what’s going well? If you’re interested, Read our November 2011 “ministry summary” (pdf file)

Eating the Word of God

It has been almost a year since Joshua and I sent out a paper newsletter. … Click here to download a PDF of our July 2009 newsletter.

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