This Sunday at church I was struck by how fear/power language permeated everything. (I wrote recently on the fear/power cultural paradigm, and we’ve previously written on it referring to it as animism, and with reference to the prosperity gospel.) In the children’s program… great attention was given to scripture memorisation. Last week’s […]
Tamie and I worked for two years as assistant chaplains at St John’s University of Tanzania, a university founded in 2007 by the Anglican Church of Tanzania. St John’s offers programs in education, business administration, nursing, and pharmacy, as well as some research degrees, and a school of theology. Towards […]
It’s all over social media, but I reckon it’s too easy for me to look at it through my own cultural goggles, so here are some of the questions I’ve been asking. In particular, I’ve been trying to listen more closely to people on the ground, like Jeremy Courtney who […]
Coming to the end of the year, we reflect on what has happened in the last twelve months. It’s been a full one for us! Recently I’ve been feeling the weight of unanswered prayer: loved ones in crisis, practical things that have gone wrong, not being able to see the […]
OK, here goes, little insight into why you shouldn’t put missionaries on a pedestal. I said to Arthur the other day, this is what our life should be like:
Rule this heart of mine, O dread God of the elements, That you would be my love; That I would do your will. Amen ~ Ancient Irish
An article for AFES PrayerNet Get set to pop the corks and pump up the volume. World Student Day (#ifeswsd) is celebrating what God doing in universities all over the world! Help your campus group join the party by getting up to speed with what’s going on.