Skip to content

Posts from the ‘Southern Africa’ Category


Towards healing and repenting of the historic patriarchy of the Christian faith

Miranda N. Pillay, senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, offers a re-reading of Luke 4:39-9:51 and through an exploration of the silent narratives in the text offers a response to the call to  call “to repent of the historic patriarchy of our faith”. Read more »


Indaba – A Southern African Concept

In November 2009 Canon Phil Groves consulted with a group of Church leaders and theologians in order to gain a fuller concept of Indaba.  I was deeply touched when, after long discussions, he just sat down and, in a hopeless manner said, “please I need your help.”  That night when I did my night prayers it came to me that I need to help him and the rest of the group on what I personally believe as an African concerning Indaba.  This is the reflection I gave to answer Phil’s request and for the rest of the group. Read more »


Indaba and Power

Rev Janet Trisk is Rector of the parish of St David, Prestbury in Pietermaritzburg, Diocese of Natal, South Africa

 Introduction: The Church and Power

Douglas John Hall in his book, The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World argues that triumphalism, which presents itself as a “full and complete account of reality” and which excludes the possibility of error or difference of opinion, is a characteristic of the church in our time.[1] He contrasts this with the theology of the cross, first fully articulated by Luther, but more recently explored by Jurgen Moltmann in his, The Crucified God.

Read more »