Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht; Musiyambiri, Joshua(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-10-27)
This article is a practical theological reflection on leadership practice. The study offers a critical
reflection of the Church’s practice of leadership as it interacts with the practices of the world.
The leadership has ...
Discipleship has almost vanished from normal church conversations. I will argue in this article
that this is for more than one reason, but may be, because we have for some or other illogical
reason, equated confrontational ...
The context of this research is the Shigalo Tabernacle Worship Centre, where the
researcher is currently ministering. The faith community is within Shigalo Village in
the town of Malamulele in the Vhembe District, which ...
Much study regarding the Belhar Confession has been conducted already such as: The
Belhar Confession in its historical context Plaatjies-van Huffel (2014), Chronicle of
Conference Barman/ Belhar Consultation 18 and 19 ...
This study is an attempt to analyse and understand elderly suicide within the context of
pastoral counselling in the current Korean society. This research on elderly suicide is
carried out from the perspective of ...
Oppenshaw, Derek Leonard(University of Pretoria, 2017)
The foundational hypothesis to this study is that congregations which have a healthy
perception and a greater understanding of conflict will develop more effective responses
to conflict that will translate into more ...
Graham, Elaine L.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-08-31)
This article takes an autobiographical approach to the development of practical theology as a
discipline over the past 30 years, with particular attention to my own context of the United
Kingdom (UK). The unfolding of ...
Akih, Abraham Kpwegeh; Dreyer, Yolanda(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-08-31)
Penal reform is a challenge across the world. In Africa, those who are incarcerated are especially
vulnerable and often deprived of basic human rights. Prison conditions are generally dire,
resources are limited, and at ...
This article attempts to examine how elderly suicide is viewed in Korean novels, against the
background that suicide rates are higher among older people in Korean society. Firstly, elderly
suicide is caused by loneliness ...
Inspired by the vision of care in Vincent van Gogh’s depiction of the parable of the Good
Samaritan, this article offers a paradigm for inhabiting compassion. Compassion is understood
in this article as a moral emotion ...
Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-06)
This article seeks to respond to the challenge of doing theology in multi-world contexts, by
understanding how these multiple worlds appear. Understanding the role of power in the
appearance of these different worlds ...
Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-08-22)
This article represents a response to Andries van Aarde’s view on a ‘gateway to the future from
a deconstructed past’, a paper presented as part of a conference, ‘Gateway to the Future from
a Deconstructed Past’, ...
Leaders play an important role in clergy’s response to their call. Toxic leadership, also known
as the dark side of leadership, negatively influences their decision to remain in full-time
pastoral ministry. There is a ...
This contribution explains the value of self-giving and critically questions the discourse on
self-sacrifice in relation to ministerial spirituality. In practice, what others may describe as selfsacrifice
may be experienced ...
God loves urban people and urban places. God's body on earth - the
church - is called to be an expression of this love, fleshing it out in big
and small ways, serving humbly, loving tenderly and acting justly.
Each year a new group of adolescents start the confirmation class and each year it is perceived that some of them do not have a strong faith identity. This is perceived during conversations about faith issues, including ...
Pieterse, Hendrik J.C. (Hennie)(Public Library of Science, 2017-08-18)
In this article, I present a critical literature study of the theoretical approach of practical
theologians in South Africa to our discipline, in honour of Yolanda Dreyer on her 60th birthday.
Some of my colleagues’ ...
This article is written in the style and method of an autoethnography that focuses on the
author’s spiritual journey with God while living with chronic pain. The labyrinth is used as a
metaphor and spiritual tool to ...
In one of his essays on art, Dutch author and essayist Joost Zwagerman (1963–2015) reflects on
the work of (Dutch) South African artist Marlene Dumas (1953). Zwagerman addresses in
particular Dumas’ My Mother Before She ...
Schweitzer, Friedrich(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-07-26)
This article discusses the need for researching non-formal religious education as a neglected
field of empirical research in religious education. By describing the growing awareness of the
theological and educational ...