August 29, 2008

Weekly Round-Up: Witchcraft in East Africa, Wright on the Olympics, and an Interview with Sills

Here's this week's round-up:

1) Caroline Njung'e, "You’ll be mine forever" in the Saturday Nation newspaper (Kenya). This article exposes the sad but growing popularity of witchdoctors who are being consulted by desperate Kenyan women looking for help.

2) "My rendezvous with a 'cultural consultant'" in the Daily Monitor newspaper (Uganda). Another report from Uganda on witchcraft, where a woman explains her visit to a local witchdoctor. As can be seen from these first two articles, witchcraft and sorcery are alive and well in East Africa.

3) Christopher J. H. Wright, "The Olympics, Lausanne III, and the New Creation" on the Koinonia blog. Wright reflects upon the recent Olympics and relates what was seen to the beauty of the global body of Christ. What wonderful joy we have as God's kingdom expands around the world through the gospel of Christ!

4) Terry Delaney, "Interview with Dr. Sills," Part I and Part II, on the Said at Southern blog. Dr. Sills was my missions teacher while at seminary and I always find what he has to say to be insightful. This interview is no exception. Now I just need to get a hold of a copy of his new book, The Missionary Call!