Governance and Christian Higher Education in the African Context

Governance and Christian Higher Education in the African Context


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Integrity, pastoral care and authority lie at the heart of Christian leadership and indeed, following Jesus in any capacity, and they are also critical in state governance and Christian higher education. The articles in this book, the product of the 2017 conference of the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology, address these themes and other topics relating to the spheres of government and education in Africa to enhance our understanding of the challenges faced in African contexts. A wide range of Christian scholar-leaders provide a way forward for other church and institutional leaders who are seeking to faithfully fulfill their responsibilities of stewardship and instruction. Corruption, civil disobedience, good governance and formation of Christian leaders are matters that are becoming increasingly relevant not only in many African countries but across the world, and this book is a valuable resource for thoughtful reflection and guidance on these important subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783685455
Publisher: Langham Partnership International
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Series: Africa Society of Evangelical Theology Series
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

David K. Ngaruiya is an associate professor at the International Leadership University where he has served in various capacities, such as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension, and Development. He holds a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He served as chair of the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (2015-2016). He has published journal and book articles and served as co-editor and contributor to the book Communities of Faith in Africa and African Diaspora (Pickwick Publications, 2013). He also served as one of the directors of the Africa Leadership Study published by Orbis in New York and is currently the Director of PhD in Theological Studies at the International Leadership University.

Rodney L. Reed is a missionary educator who has served at Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya, since 2001. Currently, he is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to that he served as the Chair of the Department of Religion for nine years. He holds a PhD in Theological Ethics from Drew University and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene.

Table of Contents



Part I: Christianity and Governance

1. Resisting Authority in Twenty-First-Century Kenya: An Analysis and Application of Romans 13:1–7 (David Bawks)

2. The Corruption Menace in Kenya and How Christians Should Respond (Samuel Oketch)

3. Elements of Political Engagement in Emerging Urban Pentecostal Movements in Kenya (Kyama Mugambi)

4. Promoting Biblical Principles of Good Governance in Africa (Paul M. Mbandi) Part II: Christian Higher Education

5. Effect of Numerical Church Growth on Pastoral Care and Administration (Elkanah Kiprop Cheboi)

6. Integration of Faith, Life, and Academia to Achieve Transformational Education (Elizabeth Mburu)

7. Integrating a Biblical Worldview and STEM: Implications for the Kenyan Public University and Theological Education (Kevin Muriithi)

8. Susanna Wesley: What Can She Teach Christian Educators in Africa? (Gregory Crofford)

9. Effects of the Transition of Theological Seminaries in Kenya to Universities on Their Evangelical Christian Identity: An Inquiry into Africa International University (Harriet Akugizibwe Caroline Kintu)

10. Educational Liturgy: Towards Innovation, Creativity, and Devotion (Robert D. Falconer)

11. The Strengths and Weaknesses of Christian Higher Education in Africa (Rodney L. Reed)

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