There is a saying, “If its too loud, you’re too old.” I think moving to Malawi has made me old. Shortly after arriving in Malawi, I noticed that the worship music was very loud. At different points in my life I’ve been a concert goer. Live music is great and should be played and heard … Continue reading It Might Get Loud
I’m grading exams from last semester for a course on the major prophets. Students had to do an exegesis on either Isaiah 6 or Ezekiel 37. Almost every one of the answers on Isaiah start with some variation of, “The book of Isaiah is believed to be written by Isaiah son of Amoz.” The passive … Continue reading Does it matter who wrote Isaiah?
Driving in Malawi is not for the faint of heart. Traffic laws are malleable. Drivers are constantly passing each other with a very narrow margin of error. I have seen many close calls, and it is common to see a car coming straight at you as it passes traffic. Then, in the nick of time … Continue reading I Forgive You
In my neighbourhood, children sometimes run up to me yelling, “Gimme money!” Even at Birdboy’s international school, where children come from wealthy families, classmates will ask for his change when he buys something to eat at lunch. We definitely have less disposable income than many of these children’s families who travel to Dubai or South … Continue reading Gimme Money
“It is even more important today, in light of Donald Trump’s comments about African countries, to celebrate John Chilembwe day. Prove or disprove.” This was the question I posed to my TEEM class on John Chilembwe Day, January 15, 2018. I am teaching a group of students “Introduction to English Language and Communication” and this … Continue reading Chilembwe and The Essay Writing Contest