Poetry Quiz


☺Poetry IS:

A) verbal catharsis in written form

B) finely-crafted phrases

C) pure language springing from the subconscious

D) structured rhythmic speech in writing

E) none of the above


☹ Poetry IS NOT:

A) cryptic academic twaddle

B) lame attempts at rhyming

C) lyrical diarrhea

D) identity politics in print form

E) all of the above


☻ Poetry is taught in school:

A) to inoculate students against ever liking it

B) to maintain the patriarchal status quo

C) to open minds to broader vistas of uselessness

D) as a superficial substitute for religious experience

E) to sell more textbooks


TRUE or FALSE   (circle one):

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

   T      F  

Africa Gospel: Kenya

Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice,
the villages that Kedar doth inhabit:
let the inhabitants of the rock sing,
let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Let them give glory unto the Lord…

Isaiah 42:11-12 [KJV]
Kipsigis Gospel
Luhya Gospel
Kamba Gospel
Samburu Gospel

With other tongues
and through the lips of foreigners
I will speak to this people,
but even then they will not listen to me, 
says the Lord.

I Corinthians 14:21  (NIV)



Maasai Good News

Road to Kilimanjaro

I recently read Faster Beats the Drum by Gladys Stauffacher.
It described how the Africa Inland Mission brought the Gospel into East Africa in the early 1900s. I also read Road to Kilimanjaro recently. Both books describe the land and people of Kenya, where my family lived for about 6 years during the 1970’s.  It is encouraging to see how the Gospel of Christ has spread since the pre-WWI era described in these two books. The lives of these missionaries of the early 1900’s are inspiring. YouTube bears witness to their work in the vibrant faith of the peoples of Kenya! Just type in “Kenya Gospel” and you will find songs of every major ethnic group exalting the risen Lord Jesus Christ. Every tribe, every nation, every tongue –  HALLELUJAH.

Angelic Wars

War Craters Mars

To speculate a bit further, perhaps there is some reason to suppose that Mars was the site of an ancient angelic “war” which was part of a great Satanic plan to destroy the line of Eve that would lead to Messiah and to establish his (Satan’s) own total and final dominion over mankind. One of the mysteries in the geophysics of the planets is that most cratering on the moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars seems to have occurred early in the history of these bodies. “Early bombardment” seems to have decreased greatly after about a billion years or so of radio-clock time had elapsed. If there were an angelic war on Mars long ago (and this of course is only speculation), it seems to us that it was not limited to Mars, but quite likely involved Venus and at least Mercury and the moon as well. Some have even wondered if the asteroid belt beyond Mars is indeed all that is left of a planet destroyed in an ancient war. A possible modified model of the solar system is this: All the planets (not just earth) were created “good;” that is, in pristine, “inhabitable” condition, but all except earth have been drastically altered by the angelic wars of eons past. Angelic warfare has never ceased since the fall of Lucifer, and angelic wars are not over yet. This “threat from the heavens” is still with us, so we not only have the dim, ancient past to worry about; we have our own future to be ready for.

from: Planets Devastated by Angelic Wars?  by  Lambert Dolphin