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. […]
‘Does it matter when we arrive?’ I ask. ‘Oh, be free, be free!’ ‘Is it OK?’ ‘Of course. Be free. We will enjoy.’ My friend and I are speaking in English. ‘Be free?’ It makes perfect sense to him, and it’s not hard for me to work out what he […]
‘Missionaries from the West like to hit the ground running to solve as many of other people’s problems as possible in the increasingly short term they have available for service…’ Uh oh. In this series we’ll explore the book Theory to Practice in Vulnerable Mission by Jim Harries. Vulnerable mission is a way […]
Okay, okay, so this post probably needs a ginormous, flashing red Pedant Alert. But c’mon — terminology matters, right? I mean, just a little bit, you know? A smidgen?
The other thing that really hit me, that first few hours in Dar es Salaam, was the lack of convenience.