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African Pentecostalism, Poverty and Worldview: Part 2

In part 1, we introduced Bryant Myers’ paper, “Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity“, noting especially the contrast he draws between the perspective of Western poverty fighters and African Pentecostals living in poverty. Myers accurately points out this contrast, but we suggest his analysis

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African Pentecostalism, Poverty and Worldview

Dr. Bryant L. Myers, for years a leader in the development arm of World Vision and now a professor of international development at Fuller Seminary, has written a thoughtful piece on development titled: Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity. In the executive summary of

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The Ebola Crisis: A Case Study in Worldviews

Numerous articles have been sparked by Brian Palmer’s piece on the Christian medical “missionaries” and the Ebola crisis. They include the following at MereOrthodoxy, Ethic’s Daily, New York Times!, and BreakPoint. These have mostly focused on the motivations of Christian healthcare workers and how scary this is for many. I

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Satan: Alive and Well in Africa, Not in America?

Years ago, Marilyn and I had a young  North American atheist stay at our home. He had just returned from a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in a remote village in the jungles of Indonesia. He left and returned to the United States as an atheist. But his experiences

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The Rock Star Who Preached Capitalism: Bono Changes His Tune

Bono, the rock star who rose to prominence almost 30 years ago, is singing a new song … about capitalism! A famine in the Horn of Africa killed 400,000 in Ethiopia in 1983-84. In response, two musician activists–Bob Geldof and Midge Ure–organized what became one of the largest television broadcasts

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End AIDS with One Book

According to the latest UNICEF estimates, 34 million people in the world suffer from HIV/AIDS. Half of the afflicted are women. Ten percent are children. In 2010, the latest available year for which we have statistics, 2.7 million people were newly infected with HIV, and 1.8 million people died of

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Restoring the Breach: A Conversation Between Practitioners in Africa

Too often, a truncated gospel message has accompanied our outreach efforts. As Scott Allen has written elsewhere, an artificial division between personal faith and daily life leaves a fragmented Christianity, full of gaps. The effects are perhaps nowhere more obvious than in Africa. Church movements have been built on the sacred-secular

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Chris Ampadu Live

On Wednesday you have opportunity to hear a key global leader of DNA. Chris Ampadu is West Africa Coordinator for Samaritan Strategy Africa, a DNA affiliate. Chris, who travels and teaches internationally from his home in Ghana, has served on the Global Leadership Team of Disciple Nations Alliance and remains

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Voodoo: An African Perspective on Haiti’s Poverty

Africa and Haiti share much in common. In both places, many people live on less than a dollar a day. Both have had massive foreign assistance, yet both remain impoverished. Corruption, disease, and poverty still dominate this island nation. These are only symptoms of the true problem, however, the consequences

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June Newsletter, LifeWork Pre-Order, and Articles of Interest

The DNA’s June Newsletter has been published announcing new papers, news items, events, and the pre-sale of Darrow’s much anticipated LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day. The lowest price we will ever offer of $10.99 is available for this pre-order through the end of July. Here are

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