Browsing Research Articles (Centre for Contextual Ministry) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Centre for Contextual Ministry) by Title

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  • 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. (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 ...
  • Ribbens, Michael; Van Dyke, Joel (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-09-06)
    This article sets out to describe the development of and engagement with a global training collaborative around the formation of urban ministry leadership committed to the act of loving cities and working for peace. The ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F.; De Beer, Wilna (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-11)
    We reflect on living and doing ministry in a (post)apartheid South African city, negotiating ongoing demographic and sociopolitical transitions and discerning appropriate faith responses. We speak about the inevitability ...
  • Ribbens, Michael; De Beer, Stephan F. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-27)
    This article sets out to describe how churches have responded and continue to respond to fastchanging urban environments in Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East, animating Henri Lefebvre’s sociological perspective of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Swart, Ignatius, 1965-; De Beer, Stephan F. (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’. ...
  • 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. ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-13)
    After attending to shifts in the landscape of theological education at a public university in South Africa, this article explores the re-imagination of theological education as fostering faithbased agency. With reference ...
  • De Beer, Stephan F. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-22)
    The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) was constructed as a ‘new deal’ for South African cities and towns. It outlines a vision with four overarching goals and eight priorities or policy levers meant to overcome ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van der Walt, J.P. (Hannes); Swart, Ignatius, 1965-; De Beer, Stephan F. (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Vos, C.J.A. (Casparus Johannes Adam), 1945- (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The purpose of a sermon is to give hope when it appears that there is none. This hope must be like a light, breaking through the darkness. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is a transition from darkness to light. His music ...
  • 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- (Teologiese Fakulteit, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, 2007-09)
    This article examines the theoretical basis and the hermeneutical processes which determine the appropriation of the metaphor in religious discourse. Throughout the twentieth century the influence of linguistic philosophy ...