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Oct
18

World View Impact on Marriage To Be Addressed At 2018 Uganda Christian University Public Lecture

The Rev. Prof. Stephen Noll, former Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University, will headline the University’s 2018 Public Lecturer Program at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel. His topic is “Secularism on the March: The Abolition of Marriage and Family.” The guest of honor will be Justice Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza of the […]

Oct
16

MY HANOI HOSTS

My hosts in Vietnam were the Reverend Jacob Vu aka Pastor Thai and his wife, Rebecca Pham, principal of the ABBA English Centre school, rcently known as the Abba International Academy.  After the end of the Vietnam War, at Rebcca’s insistence the family, including sons Sam and Joshua, and dauvhter Sarah, became “boat people” and […]

Oct
16

Juan and Maria Marentes October Newsletter

“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”  (Mark 10: 27)   October 2018 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As Maria Isabel and I were praying on Mark 10: 17-31 (The rich Young Man) we re-discovered a brief and marvelous elucidation of the Gospel: If you want […]

Oct
15

Brave Scared Warrior – The Story

“Brave Scared Warrior,” my son, Micah who is now 17, coined the phrase. It was 2006 and he was almost five years old. My husband was a resident in training for family medicine and we were taking a rotation in Ecuador with some of our heroes, the Hardin family. They remain our cross-cultural mentors. The husband was one of my […]

Oct
15

Take Action – Visiting Nursing Homes

Each month we will offer a list of action ideas so you can defend, honor, and celebrate Life in your churches and communities on our Take Action page. This month, we are looking at visiting nursing homes. When people face the end of their lives, the stakes change. They worry less about what they look […]

Oct
11

Anglicans in Actions – Safeguarding Those in Nursing Homes

Each week AFL posts an Anglicans in Action video, which gives practical suggestions, resources, and ideas for life-ministry. This week’s focus is safeguarding those in nursing homes. You can see all the Anglicans in Action videos on our YouTube Channel. Did you know that by 2020 it is projected that the global population of those […]

Oct
09

‘Mother tongue’ translation project elevates literacy for Uganda’s children

Uganda Christian University faculty member’s book, which is published in 30 languages  By Patty-Huston Holm What if after years of affectionately calling the woman who gave birth to you by the name “mother,” you are told she had to be addressed as “maama wange?” At the same time, your mother’s brother that you grew up […]

Oct
08

Burning the Evidence – Abortion Clinics, Stericycle, and the Remains of the Unborn

While this is an important matter to read about, what is shared here could be disturbing and upsetting. There are no graphic images, but the treatment of the remains of aborted children is discussed. In my early teens I developed a long-lasting obsession with Agatha Christie. I’ve collected and read many of her famous whodunits […]

Oct
08

New Staff Introductions: Meet Victoria Hassell

I joined the New Wineskins staff in June and have enjoyed learning a hundred new acronyms, finding new places to hide our stash of chocolate from the church staff we share an office with, learning what a IRS 941 form is, and learning how to be a part of this team of Godly women as […]

Oct
05

DOGS

24 SEPTEMBER 2018 DOGS I HAVE RARELY SEEN DOGS IN VIETNAM, MAYBE BECAUSE PEOPLE HERE STILL EAT DOG MEAT. THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO OUTLAW THIS PRACTICE AND SEVERAL MUNICIPALITIES HAVE BANNED IT, BUT STILL, THE ONLY CANINES I HAVE SEEN ARE SMALL PETS, USUALLY ON A LEASH. THIS IS IN MARKED CONTRAST TO CAMBODIA […]

Oct
05

Anglicans in Action – Pregnancy Centers

Each week AFL posts an Anglicans in Action video, which gives practical suggestions, resources, and ideas for life-ministry. This week’s focus is on pregnancy centers. You can see all the Anglicans in Action videos on our YouTube Channel. A common argument of pro-abortion advocates is that pro-lifers don’t care about women. Well, a new study […]

Oct
02

Bridging Cultures: What You Need to Know about Short-term Mission

What if you are looking for missionary experience, but you are not ready for a year-long commitment? Or perhaps you are discerning if long-term service is where God is calling you. SAMS has a short-term missionary program that will help you discern the next steps in your vocation and explore your potential missionary call. Are you […]

Oct
01

On the Frontlines for Life – Pregnancy Centers

Try to imagine this, if you can. You are a 19-year-old woman. Your high school boyfriend left home to attend a university a few states away and, against your parents’ wishes, you followed him there. Your plan was to get a degree, marry your one true love, have a good job, and eventually begin a […]

Oct
01

A Realization About Giving

The other night, my thoughts about Giving were rocked. We have been studying spiritual giftings and the one for this week was giving. Growing up in Christian subculture in America, I have a very specific view of giving. The first thing to come to mind was the love language of gift giving. Gary Chapman names […]

Oct
01

Come Away with Me and Rest

Many of you know my oldest daughter, Kelly, who has some intellectual disabilities, but is as sweet as honey. She turned 29 this summer (how can this be!) but to this day she is the best “rester” I know. Often when I’m on mission travel, I’ll call home and talk to Kelly and ask her, […]

Sep
26

Anglicans in Action – Quasar Conference

As we launch into the fall season, it’s a great time to begin thinking about life-affirming education opportunities for the people in your parish! This week, we want to highlight a resource that Anglicans for Life refers to as the Quasar Conference. This is a great opportunity to bring the culture of life into your […]

Sep
26

UCU graduates in BarefootLaw seek justice in un-just world (Part II of II)

By Brendah Ndagire (BarefootLaw Photo)   This second of two segments follows last week’s story of how UCU Law graduates are making a difference in the lives of Ugandans with the non-profit BarefootLaw (BFL) organization. This week features an interview with BarefootLaw’s Program Director, Timothy Kakuru,  to understand why BFL is doing the type of […]

Sep
24

Go and Make Disciples…Rooted in Jesus

In 2002, Rodger and I (Alison) created Rooted in Jesus (RinJ) as part of our ongoing relationship between the Leicester Diocese and the Diocese of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Rooted in Jesus is a group course in Christian discipleship written for use in the African contexts. It is the only material of its kind written […]

Sep
24

Trust in God Alone: A Response to Rebecca Todd Peters “Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice”

This article is a response to Rebecca Todd Peters on her new book Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice. When I first read a commentary about this book, I was stunned – how can a woman claim to be preaching Christian ideals while simultaneously advocating for abortion? Even the title of the […]

Sep
20

Anglicans in Action – 40 Days for Life

 Each week AFL posts an Anglicans in Action video, which gives practical suggestions, resources, and ideas for life-ministry. This week’s focus is on 40 Days for Life. You can see all the Anglicans in Action videos on our YouTube Channel. This week we are highlighting the 40 Days for Life Campaign as a way […]