Last Friday we looked at some of Vinoth Ramachandra’s theological reflections in Subverting Global Myths — reflections for Christians to take on board. He also has some considerations of what Christians might have to offer in postcolonial conversations. In part these flow out of Ramachandra’s concern for context. He suggests that unless we safeguard the multiplicity and particularity […]
Last Friday I looked at Vinoth Ramachandra’s account of multicentred world history and postcolonial criticism, and pointed out his emphasis on the need to specify and honour context. This is part of what inspires his diverse series of theological reflections. Many of these are about renovating how we as (Western) Christians see the world. ‘The “we” in Christian […]
Before continuing with Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations, let’s dip into a different book, Subverting Global Myths (2009), and Vinoth Ramachandra’s chapter on postcolonialism. Ramachandra begins by making a case for decentred world history.* To characterise globalisation (good or bad) as a recent product of Western capitalism is to engage in top-down, […]
What does it mean to serve the university as the university? We must do more than create church outposts on campus — but how? As the conversation continues, here are two important resources. The first video features Vinoth Ramachandra visualising the need on a whiteboard. He touches on evangelism; the […]
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I was keen to hear more from Vinoth Ramachandra about his background and the vision we’ve been discussing recently here. Here’s what he had to say. He is the Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement in IFES and you can find him online at his blog.
• Read the previous posts: part one — part two — part three It’s time to wrap up my survey of Vinoth Ramachandra’s lecture, ‘Engaging the university’. Ramachandra concludes by presenting a vision for university ministry. It’s a different angle to what we’re familiar with as Australians, and he dubs it a […]