Saturday, May 14, 2011


This Sunday at CCR our teaching will address the very pragmatic. Why do we have those irritating speed bumps in front of CCR? I can’t imagine it has not been the topic of discussion for any who have been in the Caisse Sociale – Gaculiro Estate the last few months.

Christianity sometimes has a reputation for not being practical. Other times it has a reputation for lots of religious hype, but little ethical substance. The consequences of both a lack of sound practice and ethics are disastrous.

CCR is studying the 10 Commandments and this Sunday we will finish looking at Commandment Number 6, ““No killing.” (Exodus 20:13).” In doing so we’ll do with another practical issue. How do we manage property to protect life?

Kigali is a city on the move. If you are gone from Kigali for a few months sometimes it is hard to recognize her when you return. There are new roads, homes, and buildings. Nothing stays the same. We’re in a delightful season of growth and opportunity.

Yet, with that growth comes the temptation to take short cuts, make some easy extra income, and speed along to our desired results. We’re a city in a hurry.

Sometimes we drive too fast. Sometimes we build too fast. Sometimes we build to save money, but create infra-structure that will collapse.

We live in a city full of children. Our short cuts and speed risk their future. God is clear, “‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:16).”

I hope you can join us this Sunday as we think though how to build Kigali to protect life.


P.S. If you would like to read more of my thinking on those CCR speed bumps check out

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