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Putting flesh on contextualisation

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Contextualisation is kind of a big deal for us. It’s about trying to work out how to live well and do ministry well in a particular context. It’s the bread and butter of cross-cultural interaction, putting off my culture in order to contribute to this culture. It’s everything from the […]

The lady at the gate returns

Do you remember the lady at the gate? We’ve seen her a few more times since then, always saying she’s poor and needs food, but always with a different story. Sometimes multiple stories in the one day or the one conversation. She’s very skinny; she doesn’t look healthy; she’s shabbily […]

A theology of ‘Sadaka’

We’ve been planning with student leaders for an upcoming ‘semina’, like a day conference. One of the issues that came up was whether we should have a ‘sadaka’, meaning ‘offering’ or ‘sacrifice’. This is a collection, taken up at the end of a meeting. It happens at just about every […]