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BOOK REVIEW

J. ANDREW KIRK, What is Mission, Theological Explorations, Dorton, Longman, Todd, London, 1999.
Author J. ANDREW KIRK is a dean and head of the School of Mission and World Christianity at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham. He has lived in Latin America and travelled extensively, and is the author of several books in the area of mission studies, including The Meaning of Freedom: A study of Secular, Muslim and Christian view (Peternoster, 1998).
Acknowledgement He engages with the thinking of others in case one has to come up with sound mission, with the crucial mission issues of the moment. What is Mission to J. Andrew Kirk is a matter for the whole people of God, listening to what the Spirit of Jesus says t the Churches, hearing the sorrows and joys of people’s daily lives and listening to one another. He captures it well in the statement of ‘I am because you are’. (Ubuntu Philosophy).
Introduction A number of years in mission education of searching for a proper book for mission, dedicated in …

LIBERATION THEOLOGY REBUTTED

LIBERATION THEOLOGY REBUTTED
Liberation Theology is one of those exciting teachings that are quite modern which does not only have a belonging to Latin America, but its roots have reached many quarters of the globe and like wine, it’s time for sincere dialogue to be held without anyone keeping the cards under the tables, so that the challenge and controversial issues are clearly dealt with.
This has been provoked both negatively and positively raised mixed reactions, some though exaggerated and emotionally drained. This has been twinkled with sometimes political and ecclesial frontlines. This has keenly raised interests, and the suspicion, of the Sacred Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith[1]. Pope Paul VI, gave qualified approval to the major theme of Liberation Theology: The Liberation of men and women from all forms of oppression and exploitation, both in their individual and social lives[2]
The General Assemblies of the Society of African Mission, in revising and clarifying our m…

S.W.O.T ANALYSIS OF EVANGELIZATION OF PEOPLES (Evangelii Nuntiandi)

QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF EVANGELIZATION OF PEOPLES. Critical Reflection on the Practical Application to the Ordinary Reality



Historical Background
The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Latin: Congregatio pro Gentium Evangelizatione) in Rome is the congregation of Roman Curia responsible for missionary work and related activities. Its perhaps better known by its former title, the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of Faith (Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide)[1]
The official office that deals with the Evangelization of peoples in the Curia is what is known as Sacred Congregation of Evangelization of Peoples. Founded in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV’s bull Inscrutabili Divinae, the body was charged with the fostering the spread of Catholicism and with the regulation of Catholic ecclesiastical affairs in non-Catholic countries. The intrinsic importance of its duties and extraordinary extent of its authority and of the territory under the jurisdiction caused the cardinal Prefe…

THE DRAMA OF DIALOGUE

CAN A SERVANT CALL THE MASTER FOR DIALOGUE?

Unfortunately, the people who are calling for dialogue can't even dialogue with their house helps at that basic level.

Better to go on with your daily chores than entering into a head blowing commitment.

The dilemma is always this. Can the master accept the servant to call for dialogue? or it's always the master to dictate the environment and terms to sermon for disciplinary actions never dialogue.

This too is adamantly being carried out by the former colonial master who has never accepted that their former servants are now at par with them in all means and ideological prowess.

When I hear a call for dialogue, what are we talking about here? I tend to be lost in the details and semantics.

Dialogue is self forgetting of personal power, position, chest thumping and sitting at table and to re-learn once again on how to talk to people not at people, lest it becomes a talk show and breakfast paid the (EU, UN, AU, NGO) at the expense of l…

PUBLIC OPINION

PUBLIC OPINION
The means of social communication are public forums where every man and woman may exchange ideas. The public expression and the confrontation of different opinions that occur within this dialogue influence and enrich the development of society and further its progress.
Public opinion is an essential expression of human nature of organized in a society. This opinion is formed in an innate disposition to give vent to opinions, attitudes and emotions in order to reach a general acceptance on convictions and customs.
Freedom of speech is a normal factor in the growth of public opinion which expresses the ideas and reactions of the more influential circles in a society defined by geography, culture and history. If public opinion is to emerge in proper manner, there should be a mature way of expressing oneself freely in ideas and attitudes.
This freedom is a common good that ought to be expressed without looking over your shoulder as you talk.  We all have different ways of thi…

COMMUNICATION VS THE KENYAN MEDIA

COMMUNICATION AND THE KENYAN MEDIA

Communication is more than the expression of ideas and the indication of emotions.

It's most profound level, it's the giving of the self in love of your profession, not for money but love for the call.

Journalists have a call to unite the country not to divide the country with distractive agenda.

They ought to understand themselves better than our very selves...whichever media houses they belong, they are dividing us.

Now that one of their own is attacked...they are misusing their pens...but when they were receiving the boot all were silent with a hot potatoe in their mouths.

The journalists ought to help us persue truth and speeding up of progress.

They need to do this in utter space if freedom, so long as they are not hiding behind bringing us news then at night they are dinning with kings and princes in their castles.

They have a duty to make themselves competent, effecient and effective in the art of communication in order to be effectiv…