Christmas: What Ugandan Dictators can learn from the late Roman Tyrants

What President of the NRM regime, Yoweri K. Museveni, must learn from the late Roman tyrants (the richest, most powerful people in world history, given inflation), whose power was threatened by the birth of a little Jewish kid in a barn: If you want to steal land to expand your empire, train your men under […]

What life in Uganda has to do with Sandy Hook violence

When I first began living with a Ugandan family, even in an urban setting, I had trouble sitting still.  My body was jittery.  The ninth-grade drummer in me couldn’t stop tapping on furniture to break the silence.  I sat in a dark room for hours at a time, dwelling in the ambiance of human breath and […]

Women: The Stronger Gender

I remember visiting both the men’s and women’s prisons in Lira with Pastor Ogwang-Ocen (my “omara,” meaning we wedded women of the same village). The jails in Lira were a good experience every time, particularly the ladies’ side.  Some women were guilty, and others innocent – guilty murderers and also victims of wrongful blame – […]

Where God Stopped Being Sovereign: From the White House to the Hills of Kyongera

This is the time of year where we intentionally extend gratitude toward the Almighty for our blessings.  “We are really blessed with so much,” say millions on Thanksgiving Day, referring to their TVs, their cars, their gadgets, their formal education, and the safety of their families.  Youth groups who travel to the two-thirds world for […]

The Campus Journal, Founded by Yahya Sseremba

Video Interviews with Yahya Sseremba

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I.C. folks getting close with the UPDF

The Invisible Story Behind Invisible Children

An article I wrote earlier this year: I was once an overzealous single, but in 2009 my current wife, Suzan Abong of Oyam District, Northern Uganda, changed my mind fairly quickly. We fell in love at Uganda Christian University, and consequently I spent much of my time since then living in her village and collaborating […]

With The Vicar of Lira and his family

Don’t Call Me “Missionary”

A heavily tattooed woman with short hair and work boots walks down the street confidently as you brush shoulders with her while passing in the opposite direction.  “Must be a lesbian,” you think to yourself. We all categorize people we don’t know.  It’s a survival tactic.  We need to know how to appropriately socialize with […]

Nyoom: Suzan Abong karacel kede Phil Wilmot

How did THAT happen?! (A short story for romantics)

In the summer of 2009 I was an overzealous single man touring the eastern United States, playing bass guitar in a rock band, and going days without eating anything substantial. A few months later, I was deeply in love, studying theology, and gaining much-needed weight (as Ugandan meals incline a hungry scrawny white boy to […]