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Mothers on the Margin 1: Bathsheba

I have very enthusiastically been spruiking Anne Clements’ wonderful book ‘Mothers on the Margin?: The Significance of Women in Matthew’s Genealogy‘ after reading it earlier this year. I also chose to use it as a base for some talks for chapel which, as I was requested, I will be posting […]

Old Testament ethics for the university

In campus chapel, a constant challenge is to bring the mind of the church and the mind of the university together. What I’ve outlined below is one of my attempts at this, a series of five theological reflections I gave earlier this year. It’s based on the work of Waldemar Janzen. The characters […]

More on Pentecostals in Tanzania

Something we’ve been confused about here in Tanzania is why so many Christian women marry Muslims. We asked our student friends, one of whom has a sister who got married to a Muslim. They said it’s not family pressure. Instead, for most girls, it’s seeing the money the Muslim guys […]

A short history of the mkesha (overnight)

As the new academic year begins in Dodoma, it seems like every weekend features another mkesha, the big all-night gathering for university students. The mkesha phenomenon is little more than a decade old. We’re told it began in Dar es Salaam around 2000. With packed daily timetables, students were busy, but were […]