Yi, Hyunok; Nel, Malan(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-03-19)
Youth ministry is to help youth – children, adolescents and young adults – to become what they
were created and called to be. However, many local churches fail to notice that adolescents
growing up without a father figure ...
Jaehnichen, Traugott(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-08-13)
As a result of the increasing economical exploitation of outer space, humanity faces a new challenge
that, as well as having economic advantages, also entails a great many ecological hazards. At
present, the human race ...
Morariu, Iuliu-Marius(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07)
An important moment in the recent history of the Eastern Orthodox Church was for sure the
recognition granted to the Ukrainian Orthodoxy by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
with the Tomos of autocephaly ...
Tettey, Smith Francis Korbla; Nel, Malan(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-06-03)
This article explores how ministerial and leadership formation could be enabled to adopt
transformational diaconia in addressing poverty in South Africa, engaging in ways in which
pastoral care and leadership formation ...
Franklin, Kirk James(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-05-18)
The background of this study was to explore the Old Testament vision of shalom and determine
how it was relevant to its holistic mission, Bible translation, transformational development
and the world’s challenges and ...
Peters, Prince E.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07-02)
The modern use of the word ‘persecution’ in both speeches and books shows a phenomenon
that is almost wholly associated with religion. However, persecution is a threat to the peace of
religious institutions as well as ...
Asadu, George C.; Diara, Benjamin; Asogwa, Nicholas(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07-28)
Religious pluralism model holds the belief that there is virtue in every religion, just as all
religions are good and are of equal value. It does not consider religion’s particularity but is
interested in the ideas that ...
Van Dyk, Sebastiaan(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-06-11)
This article was derived from my doctoral thesis, ‘Post-apartheid racism among Afrikaans
speaking urban adolescents: A narrative-pastoral reflection’. The impetus for this study was
the seemingly increasing occurrences ...
Obiorah, Mary Jerome(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-08-17)
The church shares in Christ’s mission of bringing all to the knowledge of God and to salvation.
All its members are called to this intrinsic mission bequeathed to the entire church. The lay
faithful form the greatest ...
Mkandla, Mabutho; Dreyer, Yolanda(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-04-23)
In the late 19th century, colonial powers sought to destroy the Mthwakazi or Ndebele state in
what is now Matabeleland in the south west region of Zimbabwe, to subdue and dominate its
people. The people of Matabeleland ...
Addo, John K., Jr.; Dube, Zorodzai(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-05-28)
Inspired by Goffman and Mead Social Interactionism theory and Ghanaian traditional
leadership model, this article interprets Mark 7:24–30 as text that re-imagines alternative
leadership practice. The study suggest that ...
Malan, Gert Jacobus(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07-15)
The central themes of Jesus’ preaching, the kingdom and household of God, are root metaphors
expressing the symbolic universe of God’s patronage subverting patronage and patriarchy
structuring contemporary Mediterranean ...
Buitendag, Johan; Simut, Corneliu C.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-06-23)
On 29 July 2017, an international colloquium entitled ‘Re-Imagining Curricula for a Just
University in a Vibrant Democracy – Carrying the Conversation Forward’ was held at the
Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, ...
De Villiers, D.E. (Dawid Etienne)(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-06-03)
In his book, 21 Lessons for the 21st century, the historian Yuval Noah Harari devoted a chapter
to the question of whether traditional religions could provide any guidance in solving the
momentous global problems confronting ...
Ibenwa, Christopher N.; Uroko, Favour Chukwuemeka(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-06-08)
The religious crisis in Nigeria dates back to the colonial era. The amalgamation of two
distinct nationalities (Northern and Southern Nigeria) for the purpose of administrative
convenience by the colonial government, ...
This article is written from the perspective of Child Theology and a childist reading of scripture.
Firstly, the article deals with the links between children, childhood and Childhood Studies, as
well as with Theology. ...
Kabongo, Kasebwe Timothee Luc(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-04-15)
The author reflects on the reality of nepotism in Christian leadership as he has observed in the
township of Soshanguve and many other African poverty-stricken communities he has lived
in. The leadership of churches in ...
Kroesbergen, Hermen(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-04-20)
With this article, I wish to introduce the concept of ‘faith envy’. From time to time, both
believers and non-believers envy those who have faith or more faith. People envy, for
example, Muslims or Charismatics for the ...
Simut, Corneliu C.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-07-27)
This article is firstly an investigation of traditional Christian thought about the world with the
purpose of establishing whether Christianity’s three main confessions (Eastern Orthodoxy,
Roman Catholicism and mainline ...
Morariu, Iuliu-Marius(AOSIS Open Journals, 2020-08-11)
Nicolas Berdyaev’s spiritual autobiography was, unfortunately, the least well-known of his
publications. Therefore, we will try to shed light on it, emphasising its philosophical and
political value. We will describe the ...