Jesus’ humanity

2013 March

Of grace, forgiveness and tears

2014-02-19T09:08:16-05:00March 30th, 2013|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, March 30, 2013) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ I’m the odd man out in a loose circle in the campus home of the university president talking about God’s grace, an unsurprising discussion because, besides being a university and my own family’s home, this is a nearly century-old theological training centre. The horrible news of late is the roadside murder of a young law student, John Otim, beaten dead with an iron bar for money that he didn’t even have.

2013 March

Light and shadows in a Good Friday world

2014-02-19T09:06:10-05:00March 27th, 2013|Categories: Christian Week, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

(Christian Week - April 2013) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ Jesus wept. Not long before he set his face like flint toward Jerusalem and the cross, he wept. Why? Surely he knew how it would all end, how he'd resurrect Lazarus, who lay nearby so cold and dead; how this miracle would foreshadow his own final triumph over the grave. Was he playing his audience? It's a scene with at least some strangeness. Here's another.

2013 March

The Light of the World in the darkness of hell

2015-01-13T19:04:21-05:00March 25th, 2013|Categories: Newspaper columns, The Standard|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

(The UCU Standard - Friday, November 1, 2013) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ Suicide is a shabby and shameful business, something that nice people don’t get mixed up in, yet here they are, two suicides in our university family, two young people who in separate incidents have left us with nothing but a disturbing ‘good-bye.’