review F16 PILOOT MET EEN NIEUWE MISSIE


This is the story of a Dutchman who was trained as a fighterpilot at the F16 fighterplane and who changed the course of his life. During his training in Canada he was converted to christianity and he decided to follow a different careerpath. He joined the Missionary Aviation Fellowhip (MAF), to be a bushpilot based … Continue reading review F16 PILOOT MET EEN NIEUWE MISSIE

review A MAN CALLED MR. PENTECOST


David du Plessis was a South African who rose to fame within Pentecostal churchcircles. He was one of the driving forces behind the improving relationships between churches worldwide (mainly World Council of Churches) and the fast growing pentecostal movement.  He was born in 1905  near Cape Town. His parents joined the movement that was started … Continue reading review A MAN CALLED MR. PENTECOST

sermon that sent gitari into hiding


Those were the days when a sermon at church could be dangerous in Kenya, during the days of former president Daniël arap Moi. He himself sat in church every Sunday, but sermons should not interfere with his day-to-day politics. His government did not like that. I wonder if he read the prophets in the Bible … Continue reading sermon that sent gitari into hiding

endangered archives in ethiopia


The posts in this blog are mainly devoted to new books, new magazines, new interviews, new writers, new publications.  BUT let us not forget about the old. And when I write old in this post I am not writing about old in the sense of a few years, not even a few decades, but in … Continue reading endangered archives in ethiopia

J F Ade Ajayi obituary


I have only one of his books on my shelves. A book surrounded by other books on Nigerian history, or to be more to the point: Nigerian Churchhistory.    It was published in 1965 and I bought it 22 years later on the other side of the continent. He wrote about “Christian Missions in Nigeria … Continue reading J F Ade Ajayi obituary

review HOLY GHOST MISSION IN KENYA


In the year 1972 the writer Cothrai Gogan arrived in Kenya as a missionary for the Holy Ghost Mission. He came at a time that the Vatican called the Mission to withdraw from its work in Kenya and hand over more and more responsibility to the local clergy and the diocese of Nairobi. In this … Continue reading review HOLY GHOST MISSION IN KENYA