Some interesting thoughts from the late Dr. Kwame Bediako.
1. Comparison between initial Christian mission to Northern Europe and missionary activity in Africa
2. The utilization of pre-Christian elements that persist into a Christian era
For more information about African Christianity, see our recent post in the Global Theology Countdown.
(Video is extra interview bites from Dr. Kwame Bediako for a documentary film project on African Christianity produced and directed by James Ault in 2009)
Marilynne Robinson is an American author whose writing has carried subtle Christian messages and found resonance among wider circles, most recently a review in the New Yorker magazine. Allison Backhous has a recent piece in ThinkChristian.net considering her approach to creativity and the impact it can have on society.
This leads her to a question, can art be both true and evangelistic? (more…)
The Global Theology Countdown breaks down a large topic into more easily accessible parts, linking to other sites for those who would want to go deeper.
- 4 Keys to Understanding
- 3 People to Know
- 2 Blogs Worth Reading
- 1 Book to Read Immediately
This post covers Contemporary African Christianity and African Theology and we welcome contributors to share on a different context or more information regarding Christianity in Africa. Enjoy! (more…)
A quick thought from a friend about the significance of non-Europeans in the foundation of continental theology. He hits the nail on the head that theological reflection is not restricted to Europeans and provides the opening of a larger conversation about how contemporary non-Western theologians can be more adequately incorporated into the life of the church.