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Beyond Tokyo: an African Perspective
Tags: africa, tokyo 2010
In 2010, I came to Tokyo from Nigeria to participate in the Global Missions Consultation with 1000 leaders from around the world. Through it, I gained a better perspective of the Great...
A Word for the Global Church from Africa
Tags: africa, global church
Last year, while in Thailand, I was particularly discouraged. I had a cold, had just flown 18 hours and was worn down. After adjusting, I began to do what I do at all conferences: connect with...
Declaring the Wonders of God in Our Own Tongues
Africa, Mission and the Making of World Christianity
In the early 2000s Andrew F. Walls, clearly the doyen of studies in world Christianity in the 20th century, drew attention to the wide recognition that Christianity had become a primarily...
Story and Song
An Innovative Church Planting Model
Tags: africa, church-planting movement, song, story, storytelling
Harmattan winds have hovered over desert Africa for weeks, picking up Saharan sands and filling the sky of the Paga Na village with a brown haze. In this sand-gray dusk, the hushed, unnatural...
A Cameroonian Pastor's Challenge
Tags: africa, cultural, drc, songwriting, workshop
WAKE-UP CALL AT A SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
A few years ago I was in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a songwriting workshop that brought together six different language groups. At the...
Culturally Appropriate Music
Lessons Learned from Mission History in Africa
Tags: africa, cultural, hymns, music, sub-saharan africa
Editor's Note: Selected portions of this essay have been adapted from Chapter 28 in Worship and Mission for the Global Church: An Ethnodoxology Handbook (hereafter Ethnodoxology Handbook) and from...
Do They Have Sin?
Tags: africa, dancing, drums, missionary, sin, worship
In one church in Africa, worship is announced through drums, “speaking” to those who have not yet arrived: “Hurry, the service is about to begin!” As the drumming continues, rattles and bells enter...
The Story-Teller, the Dhow and the Fishers of Men:
Orality in Relation to Muslim Communities Coming to Faith
Tags: africa, dhow, east africa, fisheman, muslim, story
“Can I tell you a story about Isa al Massih1 and some fishermen?” I asked my Muslim friends as we set a lee-ward sail in a handcrafted dhow2 off the coast of East Africa. The sun sent prisms of...
Raising Local Resources
Local African Resources From the West in Africa: Inter-Western Relationship as the Key to 'Local Resources'
Tags: africa, african, dependent, local, resources, western
Africa is an aid-dependent continent! “Foreign aid [is] the predominant source of financial resources for much of the continent."1 How then to raise local resources?
Donors often work on certain...
From the Editor
To See All Believers Equipped to Disciple Others, Including the Deaf
Tags: africa, deaf, disciple, gospel
Every person on earth has the right to know and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is our job as the Church to work in the power of the Holy Spirit with all the wisdom and insight that God...