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 […]
Abortion is a hot topic for Christians. I’ve written about it here and here, and my pastor in Adelaide asked me some follow up questions. So I thought I’d write some more about it. I’ve said before that I want to be positive towards all human life. There are all […]
He breaks the power of canceled sin, He sets the prisoner free; His blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for me! This classic hymn is all about the problem of sin, and its solution, the great Saviour Jesus. It’s a real celebration song, and when Charles Wesley […]
In our language classes, we have been discussing reverse racism: while Tanzanians readily view their country people with suspicion, we wageni are given the benefit of the doubt. That’s not to say there aren’t negative stereotypes of foreigners: we’re rich, unused to hard work, impatient, and not well dressed. But […]
What’s wrong with this picture? What’s wrong with this story?
The 2012 Global Atheist Convention is coming up in about a fortnight here in Melbourne. It’s got me thinking about apologetics. Here’s my assertion: ‘truth’ is not the same as apologetics. It’s an old saying that there’s nothing apologetic about apologetics: it’s confidently defending Christianity. But I’m not so sure […]
A component of the Missiology part of our intercultural studies is ‘Living Faiths’, where we look at current religions to gain a better understanding of them and how Christians can interact with people from these sorts of backgrounds. We looked at animism and African Traditional Religions (ATR) this week. The […]