There are a stack of different types of music that Tanzanians sing in church. As well as pambios, more traditional denominations use the Tenzi za Rohoni, which are mainly English hymns translated into Swahili. One hymn that everyone seems to know is ‘How Great Thou Art’. Different types of music elicit […]
I commented here that I don’t think Aussie missionaries should try to make Aussies dance like Tanzanians, but there’s something appealing about the verve of African worship, isn’t there? You may well see something in the below video from our church that you want for your church.
Scot McKnight opens The King Jesus Gospel by relating several stories about the confusion of the word ‘gospel’. He reckons evangelicals by and large use the word to be ‘how you are saved’ and that this results in a culture where the key thing is to get people ‘over the line’. […]
As I blogged here, there’s a range of church experiences in Tanzania. One exercise we did in our intercultural training was to observe without moving to evaluation or explanation. It’s a practice I’ve continued. Here’s some of what I’ve noticed about our church.