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August 2015 book reviews

dun cow

Now that I am slightly less sick and able to read again, here are some reviews… The Book of the Dun Cow, Walter Wangerin, Jr. Chauntecleer the Rooster is the noble Lord of his region in a world without humans, and he must rally a ‘fellowship of the meek’ to […]

Pentecostal Theology in Africa: The Bible

African Pentecostal Theology

John Gallegos is not an African — he’s an Hispanic who has never been to Africa. He took Clarke’s PhD seminar on African Pentecostal Theology and it resonated with his experience of pastoring ‘a Spanish-speaking congregation of mostly first-generation Mexican immigrants [many of whom] do not have formal schooling beyond […]

Doing pre-natal care cross-culturally

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Living cross-culturally leaves you vulnerable. You don’t know how to do all the ‘normal’ things or what the everyday procedures are. People laugh at you. They think you are stupid. Each new life experience brings this home in new ways. So doing the already vulnerable state of pregnancy cross-culturally is […]

Pentecostal Theology in Africa: The Spirit

African Pentecostal Theology

David Ngong’s chapter in Pentecostal Theology in Africa is on pneumatology (theology of the Spirit), which in African Pentecostal thought is closely connected to soteriology (theology of salvation). Indeed, the connection between the Spirit and Jesus is so intimate that rarely is distinction made between them. It’s not that ‘Spirit’ […]

A Fourth

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We’re having another baby. Due early Feb 2016, while we’re on home assignment in Australia. We’ll return to Tanzania in mid-2016 as a family of four. We prayed with Elliot, ‘Dear Jesus, please give us a new person in our family’, and now we pray with him, ‘Dear Jesus, thank […]