Category Archives: Articles from South Africa

Missiological formation in seminary education in South Africa

St. Paul was probably the missionary par excellence. Winfred Boniface did quite a magnificent job of missionizing the Germans. Hudson Taylor in China could be quite relevant as a missionary to the Far East too. However all three did not … Continue reading

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David Schneider + 20.2.2020 +

David was a missionary in the Philippines before coming to Enhlanhleni, Umsinga/KZN. He was the successor of Dr. Daniel Mattson, who also worked for Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and specifically for “World Missions.” He was a very sociable man, who … Continue reading

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Weber memories in Murrayfield 2017

Looking back at 2017 recalls old Moses’s reminder: “Our years quickly pass and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10) We’ll remember my father’s blessed passing just a day after my birthday even as we miss his booming laughter and easy smile … Continue reading

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Kwaheri, my geliefde

Somewhere – it might have been the “Rapport” or “Beeld” this biography[1] of Dutch Reformed (“Hervormd” – NHK)[2] missionaries, pastors and their families was reviewed and I ordered a copy. It’s been in my shelf for quite a while, until … Continue reading

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Applying for a licence… (2003)

In 2003 I applied for a licence to own a shotgun. Part of the application was a biography of the applicant to describe his proficiency with the shotgun, hunting ethics and the like. This is was I wrote then: 2003 Application … Continue reading

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Review: Learning Zulu

Mark Sanders: Learning Zulu. A secret history of language in South Africa. Wits University Press 2016. This is a book, good to read and most informative – not just teachers of language – and not only because it was my … Continue reading

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People big and small

Tis a blissful autumn day in our capital. People are going about their early morning business without too much care on their faces. Two little girls were paying for their sausage-rolls at my egg-vendor. Smaller than my nieces Andile and … Continue reading

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Die Mitte hält nicht (mehr)?

Einige Gedanken zum Klassiker von Chinua Achebe (1959): things-fall-apart

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Review: Equality of believers

Here’s my review of Richard Elphick, 2012: “The equality of  believers. Protestant missionaries and the racial politics of South Africa.” review-equality-of-believers .

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Trilateral commission on Apartheid meets again at LTS

Dear Brothers: Here comes a press release providing information on the latest meeting of the Trilateral commission on  Apartheid, placed at your disposal: press-release-trilateral-commission-sept-2016 Regards and blessings, Werner Klän Prof. Dr. Werner Klän Lutherische Theologische Hochschule Oberursel Systematische Theologie Altkönigstraße 150 … Continue reading

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