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 […]
A favourite movie of Elliot’s is Wall-E, which he has (appropriately) re-named ‘Wall-E and Eva’. It’s a pretty perfect film for little ones because the first half has almost no dialogue in it, and though there are all kinds of layers to the narrative (good for parents who are watching!), […]
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 […]
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 […]
When we’re out walking, every little mound or slightly raised platform is a ‘baby mountain’, a phrase Elliot’s picked up from Dinosaur Train. We climb them multiple times over and sometimes slide down or jump off.
An unpublished review written in 2014 for a university ministry website. Here in Tanzania, a pastor friend of mine has a chicken project to empower people in his local church. You get a loan to buy three chickens and you pay it back by selling the eggs. As the chickens […]
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 […]