It’s a pretty well-worn story in some circles: the idea that ‘Africa’ is rife with the prosperity gospel. The American pastor John Piper, in his eagerness to promote good theology, gives the impression that this entire continent is flooded with bad teaching about health, wealth and prosperity. In the previous […]
Nigerian Agbonkhianmeghe E Orobator‘s Theology Brewed in an African Pot is aimed at ‘non-professional Christians’ in Africa as well as those from outside the continent who are interested in learning how theology is done in Africa. There are many things that Christians of different backgrounds can agree on as central to theology […]
We’ve been talking about two global tensions, language and resources. Now, let’s look at one of Jim Harries’ case studies of how Western money and Western language conspire to prevent African realities from being addressed. Western Kenyan people are renowned for their love for funerals and their fear of the sick and dying. […]
Africa for Norway is a great little piece of satire.
In The Big Bang Theory season 1, episode 8, Sheldon Cooper’s two PhDs can’t save him from making yet another social blunder: [Raj’s mother] It’s up to you dear, we don’t want to meddle. [Raj] If you don’t want to meddle then why are you meddling? [Sheldon] If I may, […]
Over 3.7 million Africans have called for the creation of a new land. The results are in for the South Sudanese referendum, with almost 99% voting for independence and secession from the North. My Sudanese college friends are elated at the result, and that the process was so peaceful and […]
These are my notes from the talks at Summer Encounter, the annual conference of CMS in South Australia. Steve Maina is the national director of New Zealand CMS. I was excited to see him popularising some of the new thinking about mission that we’ve been getting at college. We were […]