Day 2 in Maputo, Mozambique

June 13th 2007 No comments yet  

Day 2 in Maputo (Tuesday for you) and we hit the ground running. That’s because we overslept the alarm and woke up just before we were being picked up to go to the conference where I’m teaching. It’s a good thing someone on the street below our room decided to use the horn on his car to wake up a friend. Otherwise we might have slept ’til noon.

I taught three one-hour plenary sessions today to a group of about one hundred Mozambican pastors and missionaries. They had gathered for a conference that was organized by our host Isaias Uaene. (This …

Where to Find Courageous Christians?

June 12th 2007 4 comments so far  

Last week I found myself waiting at Great Clips to have my usual monthly haircut. While waiting I grabbed the May 7th edition of Forbes Magazine where I found an article that attracted my attention because at the bottom of the page I saw the name of a former Mexican president, Ernesto Zedillo, who shares the Current Events column of the magazine. The article “Needed: Leaders of Courage“ written by British historian Paul Johnson points out that contrary to traditional approaches to history that stress “the importance of forces and classes,” individuals in the recent past such …

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