Tanzania Snapshots is our educational video library, designed to provide cross-cultural perspectives for our partner churches.
Let’s return to Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations and the chapter by Victor Ifeanyi Ezigbo and Reggie L Williams, ‘Converting a colonialist Christ: toward an African postcolonial Christology’. Ezigbo and Williams begin by pointing to the African theological quest to reimagine Jesus’ identity and significance for today. It might sound strange to reimagine […]
Over at Movements.net, Steve Addison has a cutting little post entitled Celebrating 100 years of missional fog. Apparently 18 major missional leaders in the USA were interviewed, and only half of them drew a strong connection between the mission of Christ and discipleship. What this reflects, according to Steve, is […]
What is the mission of the church? Making sense of social justice, shalom, and the Great Commission by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, 2011. All page numbers indicated below are Kindle locations. This book styles itself as a shot-block to the last 40 years of mission thinking. The authors describe it […]
Is ‘Africa’ really rife with a false gospel? Here’s one version of the story: As we’ve seen, however, examples like Lizzy and Mwakatwila mean we can’t automatically equate prosperity talk with ‘prosperity gospel’. Tanzanian headspace is concerned with everyday questions, and Tanzanian Christians are connecting those questions with the parts of […]
It’s a pretty well-worn story in some circles: the idea that ‘Africa’ is rife with the prosperity gospel. The American pastor John Piper, in his eagerness to promote good theology, gives the impression that this entire continent is flooded with bad teaching about health, wealth and prosperity. In the previous […]
The pambio is a popular style of song in East Africa, and it’s the music we’ve been singing at our church here in Dodoma. To define it (like a textbook Westerner!), the pambio is a short chorus in call-and-response format. Sounds simple, right? But these could be the sounds of revival: […]