Gender is a complicated and tricky topic. I feel like I’m only scraping the surface of understanding it in Tanzania, and of course it’s a continuing conversation among Tanzanians themselves! I’ve been hesitant to write anything on it for fear of oversimplifying, but blogging is like thinking out loud, so […]
For Christmas Elliot’s grandparents sent us some money to have a blackboard made for him on the side of our house. We needed a fundi to do it and found out that a catechist (like a student minister) of a local congregation does this kind of work. Very few catechists […]
Last week I wrote on Facebook: As one commenter put it, that’s a lot of ‘likes’ for a non-life event! It’s lovely that people were so supportive – language learning is a hard slog and the triumphs are few and far between. And we Aussies love a bargain! But behind […]
When I get told off for dressing my son inappropriately, sometimes I try to give reasons to explain why. For example, I might talk about the weather or his level of activity. However, I commonly receive the same baffling reply, ‘Well, you’re in Tanzania now!’ When this happens, I think […]
I’ve been thinking about friendship recently. Almost eight months in, our Australian friends are starting to ask us if we’ve got local friends in Dodoma. Our September supporters’ letter says, ’We certainly have people we know and talk to on a daily basis — but that’s not necessarily the same as friendship!’
In Orobator’s discussion of the relationship between faith and culture, and how this has unfolded in the African context, he provides some useful distinctions for words that can sometimes sound pretty similar!
This is the round up of Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator’s Theology brewed in an African pot which I’ve been writing about for the past few weeks. This is just a book that teaches theology: it’s an example of an African doing theology more than a treatise on how or why it […]