The Law, the lost and Leviticus

A very rich day of training on Wednesday. Many thanks to our teachers. On the place of the Law in the Christian life (Kip Chelashaw) On Islam: The Qur’an and The Hadith Answering Muslims Answering Islam How does Christianity ‘subversively fulfil’ Islam (Chris Flint) On Leviticus: A bloody religion (Thabiti Anyabwile) David Field on Leviticus (including the Leviticus Alphabet) Conversation KE

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Addressing the hole in our holiness

‘The great Puritans were as humble-minded and warm-hearted as they were clear-headed, as fully-orientated to people as they were to Scripture, and as passionate for peace as they were for truth. They would certainly have diagnosed today’s fixated Christian intellectualists as spiritually-stunted, not in their zeal for the form of sound words but in their lack of zeal for anything else.’ (J. I. Packer, Themelios, 1996) It would be a…

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Enjoy your prayer life

One of the books kindly provided to us by our friends at 10ofthose, required reading for iServe Africa apprentices, reviewed here by Daphne Kabeberi: As the title suggests, “Enjoy your prayer life” encourages Christians to pray and teaches succinctly on how Christian prayer works.  It seems chiefly aimed at those for whom prayer has been a struggle. It’s written to help the reader understand that prayer should be a natural…

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Conversation Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1

Listening to the world news, hardly a month goes by without another saddening revelation of the breakup of the family of a high profile pastor or a tragic family murder or the passing of a piece of legislation further distorting our picture of the fundamental social building block. In East Africa, the on-going social revolution and the multiple attendant crises affecting the family have been the subject of increasing discussion in the…

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MTC days 2-5: Imara

Thanking God for teaching us lots of things about himself and ourselves last week. Thanks for our external speakers and facilitators who were really excellent. Thanks for our cooks who fed us wonderfully. Thanks for the apprentices who graciously endured long days and cramped conditions and engaged brilliantly. Here are the resources, notes and links to accompany the training: Sermon Preparation Toolkit; Evangelistic Preaching notes; 10 commandments for Evangelistic Preaching…

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Stand firm

A few resources from the end of the term of Training Wednesdays: Last session of Church History Turning Points – Lessons from Festo Kivengere & the East African Revival; Influence of Keswick Theology on the East African Revival; Andy Naselli’s research on Keswick theology of sanctification – pdfs and mp3s Personal finances – The topic no-one wants to talk about; 5 Best Personal Finance Tools; John Wesley method A few resources from…

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Review: Dig Deeper

Dig Deeper: Tools to unearth the Bible’s treasure by Nigel Beynon and Andrew Sach Reviewed by iServe Africa apprentice Peter Muturi: For a long time I deferred reading this book going by the fact that I am not that good at reading abstract materials. Yet when I read through the introduction I only realized how much I had missed. In a time when postmodernism seems to be getting the better part…

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