A practical theologian constructs his autoethnographic and interactive narrative with Venda
people and others. His own journey is integrated with those of church and community
members. These joint lived experiences were shared in the households and families of the
relevant co-participants. The concept of Vhuthu in the muta is explored in relation to its
potential and problematics by means of autoethnographic stories, relevant literature, art,
poems and linguistics. The article appreciatively and critically reflects upon Vhuthu and its
possible value for practical theology.