In this short, practical article, Anita Lovell encourages us to think theologically and shows us how to do so. It's a timely reminder at this time of the year as many of us are organising our calendars, setting ministry priorities, and preparing for a year of Bible study in various forms.
Many of us have a pretty good idea of the state of race relations in South Africa, but what of gender relations? How do men and women fare in the rainbow nation? We interviewed Grant and Lillibet Retief, who work in Durban and were visiting Australia for the Geneva Multiply Conference.
The history of theological reflection is one of disputes and battles. This is not a bad thing. It is as Christians have engaged with different and sometimes false views that key tenets of orthodoxy have been refined. However, as essential as these battles are, they tend to focus on determining the boundaries of orthodoxy.