Many of our Aussie partners would be familiar with our friend Pastor John and his family because Arthur mentioned them in his deputation sermon. This past weekend they visited us in Dar es Salaam for a few days and Pastor John asked me, “How was your time in Australia? Were people pleased to […]
I’ve been having lots of conversations here in Australia about brokenness, guilt and how these things are particularly poignant for women. Consider the woman who yells at her child, or the one who is Facebooking when her child’s asking her to build a GUP out of Duplo (again!), or the one […]
My post office adventures are turning into a bit of a thing! This one is about our local post office, on campus at St John’s not the big one in town. Our campus post office is tiny, with just one worker, and the worker has changed again. First there was […]
Last Friday we looked at some of Vinoth Ramachandra’s theological reflections in Subverting Global Myths — reflections for Christians to take on board. He also has some considerations of what Christians might have to offer in postcolonial conversations. In part these flow out of Ramachandra’s concern for context. He suggests that unless we safeguard the multiplicity and particularity […]
It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m standing at the sink trying to do the dishes because I don’t want to leave too many for Mama Velo the next day, and Elliot’s refusing to play outside. He pulls up a chair next to me at the sink and I find myself […]
What’s the story you tell about yourself? In this series we’ve looked at three ‘iCatechisms’, digital summaries of Christianity: Two Ways to Live, ‘the big story’, and 321. Each of these iCatechisms takes a slightly different angle, but let’s return to a question I’ve been posing: why take one angle and […]
Here’s the final of our iCatechisms for now. 321 was released one year ago by Glen Scrivener in the UK. 321 is designed as a catechism with evangelism in mind, not the other way around, so it’s less dependent on a hook for outsiders.