My TAFES small group has been meeting on Zoom, and this evening we had a guest speaker, Pentecostal Bishop Dr Professor Glorious Shoo who spoke on being a Christian in challenging times. He took as his text 2 Tim 1:7, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but […]
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. […]
The Trinity is a profoundly hopeful doctrine. Not a ‘wishful thinking’ kind of hope but a ‘calm assurance’ kind of hope. Today I want to ask what it means for everyday life and in the next post I’ll ask what it means for the way we think about the future. […]
Elliot True Davis, our first child, joined us a week ago, filling us with thankfulness and joy! Beginning next year, we’ll be raising him in East Africa — the prospect of which has been on our minds for a while. When you think about who you want to be as […]
We’ve already looked at Jesus as Creator (and therefore conqueror) but the question remains: if Jesus is so powerful, why doesn’t the name of Jesus ‘work’ or ‘win’ every time? Why do Tanzanians so often experience the spirits as more powerful than Jesus? The typical evangelical answer is that we […]
A new little book arrived for me in the post today. It’s a devotional called Trust: a godly woman’s adornment by Lydia Brownback (who blogs here.) If you’ve read my stuff on femininity, you’ll understand why the title grabbed my attention.
Tamie has previously explored the sense in which women are ‘the weaker vessel’ (1 Pet 3:7). There is a sense in which being a woman means being vulnerable. For us men, built to care for women, our lives must involve keeping women from fear (1 Pet 3:6). We need to […]