Centre for Contextual Ministry

Centre for Contextual Ministry

Recent Submissions

  • De Beer, Stephan F. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2015-12-09)
    This article was an attempt to (re-)read Psalms in the context of fractured cities, marked by socio-economic inequalities, woundedness, migration and exclusion. It explored urban motifs in selected psalms and considered ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2015-06-26)
    This article is reading ubuntu in the light of homelessness in the cities and towns of South Africa. It suggests that ubuntu itself is homeless and displaced as a way of being human together. Instead of the mediation of ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-30)
    This essay is informed by five different but interrelated conversations all focusing on the relationship between the city and the university. Suggesting the clown as metaphor, I explore the particular role of the activist ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F.; Swart, Ignatius, 1965- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
    This article serves as the introductory, first contribution to a special collection of articles on the theme, ‘Doing urban public theology in South Africa: Visions, approaches, themes and practices towards a new agenda’. ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (Pretoria University Law Press, 2014)
    Wie se Kennis(se) Vorm ons Stad? Op Soek na ’n Gemeenskapsgedrewe Stedelike Praxis In die artikel word verskillende plekke van kontestasie en hoop in die middestad van Pretoria/Tshwane geidentifiseer, en die moontlike ...
  • Van der Walt, J.P. (Hannes); De Beer, Stephan F.; Swart, Ignatius, 1965- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
    This article highlights important dimensions of public theology and shows how the identified dimensions are relevant to the specific situation of informal early childhood development (ECD) facilities in a South African ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
    Jesus’ option for the poor should be reclaimed in a clear theological and ecclesial option for the dumping sites of our cities and towns. That is the basic proposal of this article. Reflecting upon three different dumping ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F.; Swart, Ignatius, 1965- (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
    This article proposes a ‘fusion of horizons’ in constructing urban public theologies in South Africa. This is done through the introduction of five interrelated themes that have emerged from the on-going knowledge and ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-08-06)
    This article considers the topical issue of social cohesion. It seeks to demythologise the issue bringing it into critical conversation with eight related categories. It proposes that a vision of a socially cohesive ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2014-08-01)
    This article reflects on the unfinished task of liberation – as expressed in issues of land – and drawing from the work of Franz Fanon and the Durban-based social movement Abahlali baseMjondolo. It locates its reflections ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2013-09-13)
    This essay is reflecting on frailty, the university and the city, in relation to each other. It seeks to transcend the binary concepts of presence and absence, proposing remembrance as the frail work of making absence ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (Unisa Press, 2012-11)
    This article proposes the city as an opportunity and resource for liberating theological education. It explores going beyond adding “urban” to theological education as an addendum, but rather to consider “urbanizing” ...
  • Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The research question/problem with which this article deals is whether we have lost the radical nature of the faith community as disciples of Jesus and seekers of the Kingdom of God? In youth ministry children and adolescents ...
  • Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    Around the world, most professional people are requested and expected to participate in continuing training, which is often referred to as ‘continuing professional development’. Many denominations expect their pastors and ...
  • Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The research problem of concern here is: What criteria should be used when congregations are analysed? Congregations as faith communities are defined variously. Discerning the local congregation as a defined and as an ...
  • Nel, Malan (OpenJournals Publishing, 2009)
    The research problem concerned is: What criteria should be used when congregations are analysed? Congregations as faith communities are defined differently. Identifying the local congregation as a defined and as an empirical ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This article reflects the relationship between theological theories and categories of experience. Ways whereupon theological theories give access to categories of experience are looked at. A main aspect which is dealt with, ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2001)
    Psalms are songs that have principal importance in Jewish and Christian traditions; in the Eastern Orthodox and Western churches; in the Roman Catholic tradition and numerous Reformed divisions. Contemplation on this rich ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    In this article Psalm 37 is viewed hermeneutic-homiletically. The socio-historical context of Psalm 37 is considered. Furthermore, the structure of the Psalm receives attention, as does its posture. Particular emphasis is ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This article reflects on the need for dynamic leadership. An organisation's functionality is dependent on the intellectual, emotional and physical energy which the people involved in the organisation are willing to contribute. ...

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