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Old Testament ethics for the university

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In campus chapel, a constant challenge is to bring the mind of the church and the mind of the university together. What I’ve outlined below is one of my attempts at this, a series of five theological reflections I gave earlier this year. It’s based on the work of Waldemar Janzen. The characters […]

June 2015 book reviews

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All Australian reads this month… The Golden Age, Joan London Hungarian Jews, Frank and his parents survived World War II only for Frank to be crippled by polio shortly after they emigrated to Australia. This novel is about the children’s treatment home where 13 year old Frank lives while he’s […]

A short observation about wisdom in Tanzania

Arthur’s previously argued that much of the talk of prosperity in Tanzania coheres more with the Bible’s wisdom tradition than it does with western ideas of the ‘prosperity gospel’. We’ve become convinced that prosperity teaching in Tanzania meets a very real need in Tanzanians’ lives and recently as I was […]

Observing a speeding scheme

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On our trip to and from Dar es Salaam earlier this month, Arthur and I were charged with speeding once each. That’s a TSH 30,000 fine (about AU18) and some paperwork, then you’re on your way. (We always ask for paperwork. I have no idea if this decreases the chances […]