Category Archives: African Church History and Theology

The New Black Consciousness

As the Western world continues to grapple with the issues and consequences  of both Brexit and Trump, there appears to be a sea of TV programmes on Black identity. Below are examples of these programmes Blackish (E4): Blackish is an … Continue reading

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Book Reviews on African Christianity in the West

In one of my recent blogs titled, “The Emergence of African Theologians in Britain” I started reflecting on African scholars in Britain who are writing about the phenomenon of African Christianity in Britain. As a continuation of that reflection, I … Continue reading

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A Black Majority Church Perspective on Mission and Church Unity

Partnership in Mission: A Black Majority Church Perspective on Mission and Church Unity is the title of a forth coming book that I have just finish researching. The book documents contemporary history of Black Majority Churches, their mission theology and … Continue reading

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Emerging African Theologians in Britain

As I continue to reflect on the nature and development of African Christianity in Britain, I began asking myself the question. Now that we have thousands of African Churches in Britain who are the theologians reflecting, critiquing and most importantly … Continue reading

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Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther: The First African Bishop

This Sunday 29th of June will mark the 150 years anniversary since Samuel Ajayi Crowther was ordained as the first African bishop in the Canterbury Cathedral in England. While this is worth celebrating, it is important to understand the life … Continue reading

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John Jea (1773-18?): The First African Evangelist in Europe

John Jea who was from Calabar in Nigeria could be regarded as one of the pioneers of reverse mission and possibly the founder of the first black majority church in the UK between 1805-1815. He was perhaps the first African … Continue reading

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A Very British Mission: Review

I had my reservations when I knew that Channel 4 had commissioned Waddell Media (based in Ireland) to do a TV documentary on West African Pentecostals. My reservations were shared by fellow African and Caribbean Pentecostal ministers who wanted to … Continue reading

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