Friday, September 25, 2015

Kenya Trip, Drama, Literature; Chess: Odds and Ends

#1: Kenya Trip

As some of you may (or may not) know, I had the privilege of teaching a seminary level class in Trinitarianism in Kenya not that long ago to Kenyan pastors and teachers, including teachers who teach undergraduate courses at the institution where the class was offered.  (The class was based upon my Trinitarianism class that is available online here.)  If you are interested in how the Kenya trip went, my wife has put together a nice description of the trip on our personal blog in three parts (part 1;  part 2;  part 3).  One more post arising from Kenya is here.

#2: Drama

While the Regulative Principle of worship does not put drama within the public worship of Christ's church, perhaps in a Christian school or some other setting you on occasion produce dramatic productions for the glory of God.  Some good plays and other literary creations my wife has written are here (see the sidebar).  There are also stories that can be used in Junior Church and other material.  We would be happy to have them be a blessing to people in your church and community.

#3: Literary Works

There are literary works at the site mentioned above, of course.  Those same works, with some literary analyses of my own, are also available here.  Perhaps they could help those who teach high school English or those who are simply interested in the poetry of George Herbert and the other authors discussed.

#4: Chess

I have developed a variation of the Scandinavian Defense, Marshall Gambit.  The starting point for the Ross is:

1. e4d52. exd5Nf63. c4c64. dxc6e5

and the idea is to sacrifice the b-pawn as well after 5. cxb7 Bxb7 and have a position similar to a reversed Danish Gambit (I also enjoy playing the Danish).  I have developed a page on the Ross variation here, and I would encourage you to try it out for yourself and send me any good games in the variation.  You can also discuss the Ross in the forum here.  In my opinion, chess is the best board game in the world--yet, at that, it is still a board game.

Before it gets too odd, here ends, with an even number of items above, this post on odds and ends.



KJB1611 said...

I am adding the literary works to the page here:


George Calvas said...

Been to Kenya six times. Did you just stay and minister around Nairobi?

Most of the Anabaptists churches are in the SW near Uganda in cities such as Kisumu, Bungoma, Busia, Kitali and Malakisi.

Hope to get back next year to visit the churches. We are just finalizing the purchase of 30 acres in Bunda, Tanzania ( 3 years in process!). That will be the "Antioch" of the churches ministry throughout W. Africa and beyond.

Hope you found it a blessing to minister and bring the body of Christ together.

KJB1611 said...

I was in Nairobi, Thika, and another village where evangelism for the sake of church planting was going on. We also went to the Masai Mara. Each local church we were in, Christ's body, seemed to have a good degree of unity. Thanks.