May 23, 2008

Weekly Round-Up: Ahmadiyya Muslims, Ugandan Anglicans, a Reformed Podcast, and the Dollar's Impact on Missions

Here's this week's round-up:

1) "Ahmadiyya Muslims to mark 100 years" in the New Vision newspaper (Uganda). Have you ever heard of Ahmadiyya Islam? Many Muslims around the world would not consider it true Islam, but it is very active internationally and has a presence in Uganda. At the end of this month, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community will be celebrating their 100th year of existence in Kampala, the nation's capital.

2) "Anglican Men's Weekend" on This site now has videos of Ugandan Anglican leaders speaking at a men's conference. If you are not familiar with Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, you should be.

3) "Christ the Center: Doctrine for Life" on the Castle Church web site. I was recently made aware of this podcast and have already become a big fan. Their regular discussions are very informative. What is its purpose? "Christ the Center: Doctrine for Life is an audio program centered on Christian reformed theology. In each episode a group of informed panelists discuss important issues and stimulate listeners to critical thinking and a better understanding of reformed doctrine designed to yield godly living."

4) J. Shaw, "The Effect of the Dollar on the American Missionary Sending 'Enterprise'" in the Lausanne World Pulse (May 2008). While many Christians may not realize it, the weakening of the dollar really impacts international mission work. This article helps to explain what a weak dollar means for missionaries and mission agencies. And if you want to see the relative worth of the dollar in Uganda over the last several months, check out Yahoo! Finance.