More on Malaria, Nets and Foreign Aid

My thoughts on malaria and the aid industry in Africa stirred up some comments a few weeks back. Well, tmsruge weighs in with much stronger comments than I mine, inspired by some celebrity stunt in the US that I was unaware of. The solution to malaria, much like varied solutions to ending our addiction to […]

More on the aid problem…

Rombo has just posted a very thoughtful piece commenting (among other things) on the wisdom of having Bono as an expert on aid for Africa… she compared it to “having an International musician like Amy Winehouse commenting on the US debt crisis rather than Obama. It makes no sense.” On the one hand, I really […]

I Dared to Criticize Comic Relief!

Last week it was ‘Red Nose Day‘ in the UK, a day sponsored by a charity called Comic Relief who aim to raise lots of money for development projects around the world. Basically, Red Nose Day is a media sponsored fund raising day which manages to generate huge sums of money to help people all […]

Aid Pandemic

Lingamish has taken a break from blogging about cats to post a thought provoking piece on the problem of aid and dependency in Africa. God sees this big world as a whole. You’re not the savior for Africa. You’re part of his Body working to heal the world. Find locals with the same burden as […]

Lausanne World Pulse: Jan 09

The latest edition of the Lausanne World Pulse is out and has some very well worthwhile articles. The introductory piece has this lovely story: Through Alpha leaders, I learned of a Chinese woman (PhD student studying in the U.S.) who agreed to attend an Alpha course. An atheist, she nevertheless attended each week. After each […]

The Challenge of Dependency

It is so easy for Westerners to think that the problems in the developing world can be answered by pouring money into it. This is true in the political sphere but also in the mission world. It is reletively easy to give money to projects and such like, but the results are not always as […]

The Dilema of Christian Mission

This short video is well worth watching – I’ll try and get the whole DVD series when it is released and review it here. HT KrishK This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change […]


David Ker has posted a superb little thought piece on dependency in development work. The problem is we’re such easy prey. Idealists and change-the-world kinds of people are always blinded by their own self-righteousness to the human depravity that waits to divert their good intentions for personal gain… … There seems to be a new […]


There are a lot of short rather stimulating and sometimes controversial observations on cross cultural missions to be found here. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is […]

Colonialism and Mission

I’d strongly encourage you to take a look at the report from the Thinking Mission Forum’s discussions on Colonialism and Mission which you can find here. In particular, read the notes of Rogelio Prieto’s paper (scroll down to the second page) which is informative, thought provoking, insightful, hilarious and as fine an example of a […]