Downtown Kabale, south-west Uganda, in
August 2005, and we are walking towards Rugarama.
Theology? And what has that got to do with a
small town in Africa?
Well, everything really. When I have been
working abroad, doing the watsan (=water and sanitation engineer)
thing, I have found that faith has been inextricably bound up in the
whole experience. Here in the UK we compartmentalise our
lives, and our faith (if we have one) is something we keep to
ourselves, and to certain days of the week. But in Uganda, or
Pakistan, there is no compartmentalisation. Faith is mixed in
to every part of life. And why not? Makes much more
sense to me.
So having some theology pages on my website is
perfectly normal from a non-UK perspective!
Anyway for starters, and seeing as I am a part-time
student of theology, here are some of my more recent essays
on various theological topics:
(beware, they were originally written as coursework
submissions, and as a consequence have been shaped by strict word
limits and the need to include references and quotations.)
The Plagues of
Genre Shapes Interpretation
Penal Substitution a necessary part of Atonement?
The importance of
Parables in Mark's Gospel
Any constructive criticisms welcomed!
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