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Ramachandra: decentering world history

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Before continuing with Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations, let’s dip into a different book, Subverting Global Myths (2009), and Vinoth Ramachandra’s chapter on postcolonialism. Ramachandra begins by making a case for decentred world history.* To characterise globalisation (good or bad) as a recent product of Western capitalism is to engage in top-down, […]

Robert Heaney: evangelical and postcolonial?

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I know this author a little so I’ve been especially looking forward to this one: Robert Heaney’s chapter in Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations is ‘Prospects and problems for evangelical postcolonialisms’. He’s asking: in what sense might evangelical and postcolonial go together? It’s a pretty academic chapter covering a lot of ground, but this is a key question. Heaney spends time defining both […]

Responding to Jephthah’s Daughter

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After I told the story of Jephthah’s daughter in Songea, we split into groups to discuss five questions. They’re ones Arthur and I have used before in storytelling and we like them because anyone can answer them, no matter their theological background. The questions are: What do you like about […]

Storytelling Jephthah’s Daughter

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Arthur and I are big believers in storytelling the Bible and we’ve been working on that recently. When I was asked to speak to a church group in Songea, I gave storytelling Jephthah’s daughter a go. In the next post I’ll give some of the group’s responses, but first, here’s […]