Book review: Beyond Colorblind

Mark Simpson on a great handbook for our days

YouTube review: “We Need to Talk about Race”

Ann-Marie Wilson is rallied to action by two timely pieces of media

Book review: Nervous Conditions

Nicole Stephens gains insight from Tsitsi Dangarembga's classic

Book review: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Jonny Baker gets educated by James Cone

An afterword from Paul Thaxter, CMS Director of International Mission

Paul Thaxter reflects and responds on his reading of this edition of ANVIL.

Racism: dishonouring the image of God

An exploration of the expression of racism in the Church’s mission and ministry through various interpretative lenses

Let me breathe!

Let Me Breathe by Natasha Godfrey is a visceral responses to the murder of George Floyd: a protest, a plea, and a prayer. Above all, it is a lament, a prophetic complaint appealing to the heart of God, and whatever humanity is still present in those listening.

“How rich the Kingdom of God is!”

Pastor Dupe Adefala recounts the experience of planting a church in the UK, the challenges of minoritised living, the painful reminder of racial fault lines in British society and everyday experiences of racism in her interview with James Butler.

Fault lines and factions

Eleasah raises a number of pertinent questions about normative whiteness as the frame of theological reflection and missional development, and its failure to imaginatively engage with the experience of oppression and liberative aspirations of many black Christians in their quest for God.

Home is where the heart is

Gilberto Da Silva Afonso reminds us that there is no theology that is not at its heart biography. Through the complex historical and socio-political landscape of his heritage, Gilberto illustrates both the tension and opportunity of hybridised identity.

When the poisonous tree attempts to produce an antidote

Colonialism, colonial CMS missions and the caste system in Kerala by Rev Shemil Mathew and Rev Dr Anderson Jeremiah

The need for lament

Do you care to feel my pain and take this journey with me?