You hear stories from time to time of missionaries who become pluralists. I can see how it happens. It might be that you go into another culture with the idea that you’re bringing something unique, only to discover that it’s already there. Red Twin tells me that it’s a nonsense […]
Continuing in our series on Mnyamapala’s The Gogo: History, Traditions and Customs, which was written in 1954 about the region where we now live… The Wagogo were not an ethnically pure tribe: there were the original Bantu migrants but lots of other people passed through Ugogo region for trade. On […]
With the start of Ramadan imminent, we chatted with our Muslim conversation partners about religion. We learnt that Ramadan in Swahili is actually ‘Ramadhani’. The ‘dh’ sound is more like ‘th’ and the ‘i’ on the end is an ‘ee’ sound. It sounds like ‘Ramathanee’. We were interested to hear […]
Thank God he uses us in our ignorance. I’ve been thinking about worldview and I now consider my former approach to betray a cultural arrogance.
I recently wrote a review of Michael Jensen’s book, Sydney Anglicanism: An Apology (Wipf & Stock, 2012). The questions being asked of Sydney Anglicanism are good questions for any evangelical Christian, and the book prompted some further reflections for me. The nature of evangelicalism is something that Tamie and I have been […]
With the release of Love Wins, it’s helpful to consider the different sorts of responses coming from the book’s primary context, American evangelical Christianity.
I recently got a copy of Rob Bell’s Love Wins: a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived (I’ve got Kindle on my computer). I’m just starting to read it and thought I’d make a few comments about how I’m approaching it.