An mzungu tends to stand out in Tanzania. He dresses practically and comfortably, and that puts most of his clothing at odds with local dress. Trekking gear or travel wear? So dull and baggy. Big, roomy shirts for staying cool? How unpolished. Surf sandals, sneakers, backpacks? All unusual or shabby, […]
Is ‘Africa’ really rife with a false gospel? Here’s one version of the story: As we’ve seen, however, examples like Lizzy and Mwakatwila mean we can’t automatically equate prosperity talk with ‘prosperity gospel’. Tanzanian headspace is concerned with everyday questions, and Tanzanian Christians are connecting those questions with the parts of […]
The UN’s Millenium Development Goals are widely acknowledged as an important pursuit for alleviating poverty on a world scale, and Christians have got behind this in a big way through Micah Challenge. But all of this involves a lot of outside investment. We can probably all agree that the goals are […]
These three posts track some of the things I’ve figured out for myself this year.