Got Sugar?

Under the surface, gift-giving in all cultures to some extent is about establishing and maintaining relationships, sorting out issues of power, and shaping expectations. Alice and I have yet to figure completely how the system all works yet… Read More

The Gimme Syndrome

bucket of peanuts

  The very first morning I was here in the village of Musumba I was greeted by a pastor I would soon enjoy and call a friend. He has a bit of Kosmo Kramer in him, which makes… Read More

Shame and Blame

child waiting with older sibling at Nutrition Program office

  There are some theologians who now talk about Jesus growing up in and living his life and ministry in a “shame and blame” culture. There are certainly lots of instances where shame and blame play a part… Read More