This article addresses trends in the debate surrounding the nature of a Christian theology of missions. The considerations are also done largely against a background dominated by the situation of the church in Asia and Africa. The "missio dei" is considered together with the conviction that the church's existence should be seen as mission.
This article discusses the views of Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Calvin on sexuality and sexual intercourse, comparing them to the understanding of the Basotho culture in Africa. Though there are some points of agreement, this article shows that the Basotho’s understanding of sex does not place God at the centre or promote His glory.
A History of the Church in Africa by Bengt Sundkler and Christopher Steed is reviewed. In 1900 the Christian population of Africa was estimated at 4 million out of a total of 118 million people. Roman Catholics were estimated at 1 million, Protestants at 1 million and Coptic-Orthodox at 2 million. This picture has changed radically. Today Christians amount to some 351 million out of 770 million.