Can the West really be converted?: A Non-Western Reflection on the Newbigin Question (Part 2 of 2)

Can the West then be converted? So, back to Newbigin's question, "Can the West be converted?" My answer is that it is possible that we will see the West embrace Christianity again—though it maybe later rather than sooner, and if it happens, it will not be a straight forward endeavour. The confidence that many have... Continue Reading →

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A Calf is Born with Ears

Two weeks ago -- on the 26th of June 2015 -- we had the main Missio Africanus Conference of the year at the Church Mission Society's CMS House in Oxford. It was a great day with excellent attendance and brilliant conversations on emerging theological themes in African Christianity (both in Africa and in the Diaspora).... Continue Reading →

Missio Africanus: The Start of a Conversation

On the 27th of June 2014, some 75 Christian leaders from different parts of the UK met at the legendary Crowther Hall in Selly Oak, Birmingham, for seminar called Missio Africanus.[1] A third of the gathering were (white) British pastors and leaders of missions organisations, and the remaining two thirds were Africans from different denominations... Continue Reading →

Self-theologising In The Diasopra

Liberating Theology: Can Africans Self-theologise in the Diaspora? In the mid–1800’s, two missionary leaders, Henry Venn and Rufus Anderson, suggested that the new churches that came out of the Western missionaries’ work in Africa and other places needed to be self-governing, self-propagating, and self-supporting in order to be considered mature enough to be left on... Continue Reading →

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