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Observations

Thirty Years Ago

Extracts from the diary of a young and rather nervous linguist translator.

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Africa

God Made Africans to be Africans

Christianity isn’t African, but it isn’t European or American either.

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Observations

What Does Africa Really Need?

The bottom line is that we need each other and the church would be far healthier if we confessed our need of others rather than declaring that others need us. 

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Mission

Who Says What Africa Needs?

An American author tells us what Africa needs and an African disagrees. Who should we be listening to?

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Politics

Not The Centre of the World

I very much doubt that crowds of people are gathering in Abidjan bars to watch Boris Johnston and David Cameron slug it out; but Ronaldo will be pulling them in.

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Africa

MANI: Personal Thoughts

One of the great things about attending conferences is that you meet and make friends.

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Africa

MANI: Implications

Some thoughts on the implications of the MANI consultation for the church in the west.

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Observations

MANI: Issues

My take on the most important issues raised at the MANI consultation. These include; Islam, the Prosperity Gospel and a large country a long way from Africa

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Africa

MANI: Impressions

Some initial reflections on a pan-African missions’ conference, including some important lessons for other conference organisers!

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Observations

Both Sides Now

Sue and I are in different places doing very different things: seeing mission from both sides.