Total Liberation Model

Created by Phil Wilmot (mistakes are mine), but derived from Gustavo Gutierrez’s work on Liberation Theology

On Not Being an Orphanage: Development(‘s History) vs./and Liberation

What if development, as we knew it, was inherently bad? I have not written on this blog for quite awhile, because I was reading.  It was the first book I have read since… Continue reading

Making Peace by Not Doing: Good Slacktivism

“What do you do?” is typically the second question anybody asks you, if you are over the age of 20.  We are socialized to formulate a response relating to our professional career, workplace… Continue reading

Responding to a Dream

I would have never imagined God speaking to me through a dream.  Nor would I have ever trusted anyone telling me God spoke to them through a dream.  So out of fairness, feel… Continue reading

Spiritual Worldview and Worship Music: America v. Uganda

Today I attended a worship service at a church which I believe is struggling to authentically enact and understand the radical communion (“common union”) of the Kingdom reality.  Its musical worship did not… Continue reading

Evangelical Pennsylvania’s Diluted Faith

In the town where I grew up, every church is pretty much an evangelical church.  The poorly-attended mainline and Catholic churches are usually no exception.  The language clergy use is highly individualistic and… Continue reading

Christmas: What Ugandan Dictators can learn from the late Roman Tyrants

What President of the NRM regime, Yoweri K. Museveni, must learn from the late Roman tyrants (the richest, most powerful people in world history, given inflation), whose power was threatened by the birth… Continue reading

What life in Uganda has to do with Sandy Hook violence

When I first began living with a Ugandan family, even in an urban setting, I had trouble sitting still.  My body was jittery.  The ninth-grade drummer in me couldn’t stop tapping on furniture to… Continue reading

Women: The Stronger Gender

I remember visiting both the men’s and women’s prisons in Lira with Pastor Ogwang-Ocen (my “omara,” meaning we wedded women of the same village). The jails in Lira were a good experience every… Continue reading

The Incarnation: Some Christmas Reflections without Complaining about Materialism (yet)

The following are excerpts from a text I am working on. On evil and hope: One is forced to make a decision about God when confronted with the incarnation. Either God is now… Continue reading