Before the Throne of God Above, Rock of Ages, And Can it Be: these are some of the hymns I sing to Elliot as I rock him to sleep. They are the hymns I love because their themes stir my heart. They’re about the work of Christ on the cross, […]
Hearing and Knowing: Theological Reflections on Christianity in Africa is written by Mercy Oduyoye, arguably Africa’s foremost female theologian. A Ghanian, her perspective is shaped by a different context from the one we find ourselves in. Nevertheless, she brings some strikingly relevant questions, in particular, what does Christianity offer to […]
In Orobator’s discussion of the relationship between faith and culture, and how this has unfolded in the African context, he provides some useful distinctions for words that can sometimes sound pretty similar!
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 […]
I googled ‘God is a Negro’ after seeing it mentioned in an article in The Global Dictionary of Theology. It’s written by a free African American, Henry McNeal Turner, who was a church planter, pioneer of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a chaplain in the American Civil War, and later […]
I was standing outside the church at Songea because Elliot had been making noise. I watched the other kids who were there, all peacefully reclining on their mothers’ backs or sitting still on their haunches. Meanwhile, Elliot tore around the yard, covering himself in dirt. Is this sort of curiosity […]
Contextualisation is big deal for those of us who live in another culture. I defined it here as the necessity and complication of putting off your own culture to live in another. I thought we might explore the idea by taking a case study: the small group Bible study. Let’s start […]