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 […]
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.
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 […]
Last week I posted 4 things Aussie students can learn from Tanzanian students. Here are 4 things Tanzanian students can learn from Aussie students. You’ll notice they roughly correlate to last week’s points. More gross generalisations, of course. Your voice matters. While Tanzanian students have a wonderful sense of being […]
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’ […]
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 […]
Students within a global movement like IFES have much in common, but each national movement has its own strengths and weaknesses. We’ve seen two such movements up close – Tanzania and Australia – and each has things to learn from the other. Next week I’ll post 4 things Tanzanian students […]
Clifton Clarke has also written a book on African Christology so it’s not surprising that he wrote the chapter on christology in Pentecostal Theology in Africa. He argues that the Pentecostal understanding of Jesus is primarily that of Healer. The christology of Jesus as healer is a result of African […]