Update on Hope Scholarship House Malawi

From Rev. Copeland Nkhata, Mzuzu, Malawi: Rev Michael, This is the first team to benefit from revenue of the Hope Scholarship House built by WorldHope Corps and Mzuzu UMC.   And it’s a great celebration that the house has now began to bear its desired fruit—school fees for our boys and girls for higher education.  The picture above depict three boys and two girls in an accounting class at the UMC HOPE SCHOLARSHIP CENTRE MZUZU.

ISIS on my mind, Lifting high the Cross

Went to bed last night and woke up this morning with ISIS on my mind. After another beheading, who can doubt that there is real Evil in the world?  “Our warfare is not against human beings but principalities and powers…” (Ephesians 6:12) Headed to Church at St Vincent Martyr in Madison, hoping for a prophetic word of peace.  Fr. Jose, who turned 35 this week, after the Processional Hymn–“Lift High the Cross”–announced that today was for Adoration of

Liberation Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and Gustavo Gutierrez in Dialogue

Liberation Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and Gustavo Gutierrez in Dialogue Lecture Notes: Presented by Michael J. Christensen, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Practice of Spirituality and Ministry, Drew University;  and International Director, Communities of Shalom, The United Methodist Church Introduction “There is a little man in Peru, a man without any power, who lives in a barrio with poor people and who wrote a book.  In this book he simply reclaimed the basic Christian truth that God became human

Heading to Uganda on Sunday, January 5

Pastor Baaumu Moses of Uganda and the orphans in his care Happy New Year, my friend! One week from today, I will be  in Uganda with my friends and colleagues in ministry, Pastor Baaumu Moses, Br. Julius Kasaija, and Dennis Singini (from Malawi).  We three (along with a mission group of 7 others from my church and community) will be on a two-week mission to help train over 200 coffee farmers, school teachers, seamstresses, and community