I am often asked: “Should Christians be involved in shaping culture?” My answer is that we can’t not be involved in shaping culture.
For an African, the land and the spirit world are very closely linked. The blessings that come from the land are directly related to the ancestors, and witchcraft is practised to ensure good crops. August Basson shares about the need to restore our right relationship with creation.
Rearranging the furniture
Eddie Arthur, in his excellent blog post ‘Gospel and Culture’ said: “When the homeless gospel comes into a culture as a guest, it is an awkward guest – quite rude in fact. Rather than just settling down to do things your way, the gospel starts to move the furniture around and redecorate the house.”Read More… 19 December 2019
That they might experience joy
For the first time in my life I am living somewhere where the gospel is not known. It is hard to describe, but a vivid memory from my first visit to this city was the feeling of being among dead people. There was no genuine joy, no hope, no peace and this is a feeling that persists.Read More… 19 December 2019
In my own language
In Korr, one of Kenya’s northern frontier towns, the air seems to be constantly stirring. Traditionally, the Rendille are nomads. Traditionally, they do what they must to survive in a hostile environment. Traditionally, they have no access to Scripture in their language. Things have changed.Read More… 19 December 2019
A changed life
Baptised as a Catholic when he was small, Arnold’s church attendance actually meant playing outside it. He started taking drugs in secondary school and as he managed to pass his secondary school exams without praying, he figured he didn’t need God.Read More… 19 December 2019
Longing to be loved
Safina Street Network is an outreach service working with vulnerable children and young people in Dodoma and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They tell us one boy's story.Read More… 29 November 2019
Why go with a mission agency?
Working with an agency ensures that there will be people who will continue the work you invested your time and energy into. Your service will amplify the effects of the ongoing work in a location.Read More… 29 November 2019
The Lord has many people in Malta too. And in your city. We just need to find them. And the best way to do that is just to talk to them.Read More… 29 November 2019
Sharing the vision for mission
Seb Allwright, Central Region’s Mobilisation Coordinator, shares about how we’re seeking to involve Africans in short term mission. How do we mobilise a church in Central Africa? The churches AIM partners with throughout Central Region are large and vibrant. While many of these churches have continued to grow in numbers and have had a great […]Read More…