Advent starts today. It’s a time of waiting and mystery, but we know what it is we’re anticipating: the coming of Christ. Christ has come. We know who he is, and what he did. The mystery is not around his identity or his work. The mystery lies in the why […]
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.
I’ve been reflecting recently on how being in Australia has shown me that I’m more Tanzanian in my parenting that I had thought. When I was in Tanzania, I thought I was quite Australian, so it’s been a discovery for me. If my parenting feels so foreign in Australia, what […]
We were at a community event when someone asked Elliot, ‘Where’s your mum?’ He replied, ‘I don’t know. Where is Mama?’ Sounds like a lost child, right? That’s what the person who found him thought, and fair enough. An announcement was made over the loudspeaker for me. When I heard […]
I often say to people that Elliot’s a bit of a dream as far as missionary kids go. He’s gregarious and confident. He’s in what is pretty much a foreign country to him (i.e. Australia) but he tackles each new situation with enthusiasm, and each different group of people with […]
‘Sorry, he’s spent his whole life in East Africa.’ I find myself saying this almost daily. (I say East Africa rather than Tanzania because many people have no idea where Tanzania is, or mishear it as Tasmania.) Sometimes saying this diffuses the tension of a situation, like when Elliot joins […]
This post was written in 2014. We’re publishing it now before a new round of posts in the lead-up to our time in Australia. As part of some of the ethics reading I’ve been doing, recently I read Eric Seibert’s ‘The Violence of Scripture’. He’s an anabaptist Old Testament lecturer […]
A friend of ours is a Senior Lecturer at the Anglican Bible college in Dodoma and I asked him what he thought about western responses to the prosperity gospel. We feel we’ve been doing lots of learning on the topic of prosperity theology but we’re always keen to run it […]