ANVIL: journal of theology and mission | Volume 36 issue 2

Welcome to ANVIL: a journal of theology and mission.



Welcome to ANVIL: a journal of theology and mission. This issue: AUTOETHNOGRAPHY: CHALLENGING NARRATIVES


Lori Passmore on the challenge of curating a physical conference space that transcends language and cultural difference.

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Steve Aisthorpe’s research shows how for many Christians who have left church, asking questions and exploring doubts is important for their faith.

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John and Olive Drane pick up on the theme of space and place, walking us through a house to explore theology and spirituality.

Introducing missional theology through explorations in spirituality and creativity

Jonny Baker and Cathy Ross on pioneer students’ experience theological homelessness and how getting lost may not be such a bad thing

Theological homelessness: getting lost to find a new way home

Anna Ruddick advocates for whole-person-in-community learning and uses the delightful metaphor of embrace as a way of experiencing this

Theological accompaniment – learning about learning in urban life

René August from South Africa asks what kind of theological education can form, inform and transform all who participate in it?

Reflections from The Warehouse: creative and emerging expressions of theological/missiological education in South Africa

Ian Mobsby critiques commodified and business approaches to mission and evangelism and calls for a more ancient future perspective.

The beginnings of a non-directive approach to mission and evangelism

Mark Johnston tells the stories of the “Listening in the Neighbourhood” mission education programme in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Trusting the missio Dei in the midst of mission innovation education

James Butler offers three intriguing metaphors for designing a way of training that takes gift, co-creation and dialogue seriously.

Co-navigators and mapmakers: reflections on training local pioneers

Esther Mombo and Pauline Wanjiru from Kenya write movingly about the centrality of grandmothers in community and family education

Grandmothers and pastors learn theology together

Sandy Forsyth makes a plea for innovative pioneer training and incubators of creativity that might renew and enliven the whole church in Scotland.

Pioneer training in Scotland: challenges and context 

Karen Rohrer relates her experience of developing a number of key postures to help her church in Philadephia engage with its local community.

Community practices towards building a culture

Henry Mwaniki provides a case study of the pedagogical approach of a CMS-Africa programme in two different contexts of Kenya and Switzerland.

Financial Freedom for Families

Reviewed this time: books by Cathy Ross and Colin Smith, Esther Acolatse, David Heywood and Mark Chapman among others

Book reviews

Links to past volumes of ANVIL, stretching right back to 1984. Many of these articles are now available online.

ANVIL archives

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