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Paper Alert: ‘Making Sense of Place Attachment’

Posted on19 Sep 2016
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Pleased to announce the publication of my new paper, “Making Sense of Place Attachment: Towards a holistic understanding of people-place relationships and experiences” to the spring issue of ‘Environment, Space, Place,’ 8 (1) pp.7-32 via Zeta Books. The paper draws from the attachment framework to explore the different places to which people are drawn. This was accomplished by integrating the works of Jorgensen & Stedman (2001), Scannell & Gifford (2010), and Seamon (2012, 2014) on place attachment. Read the abstract below and...
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New Paper Alert: Missionising Youth Identity Crisis

Posted on04 Aug 2016
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Ever thought of a missional therapy or a missional hermeneutic of care? I am pleased to announce my new article, “Missionising Youth Identity Crisis: Towards a missional hermeneutic of care in youth ministry practice” in Missionalia: Southern African Journal of Missiology, 41:1, pp.82-102. The paper introduces an interpretative framework that can assist Christian counselors in helping hurting youths. The model elaborates on the missional basis of biblical interpretation as a powerful framework within which to...
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Paper Alert: Being Authentic is the New Image

Posted on20 May 2016
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It is my pleasure to announce that I have a new paper out: “Being authentic is the new image: a qualitative study on the authenticity constructions and self-images of Christian millennials in Africa”. The paper is published in Mental Health, Religion, and Culture via Routledge. The research was part of my M.Phil research on youth identity crisis at the University of Stellenbosch two years ago. This paper is my third research report on the experience of identity crisis among young...
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Paper Alert: God as an Attachment Figure

Posted on20 May 2016
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It is my pleasure to announce the publication of “God as an Attachment Figure: A Case Study of the God Attachment Language and God Concepts of Anxiously Attached Christian Youths in South Africa”. This article examines how young people experience God as a relational partner. The paper is published in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (formally known as the American Journal of Pastoral Counselling) via Taylor & Francis. Below is the abstract: This study...
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Paper Alert: African Millennials and Internet Inequality in Africa

Posted on17 Jan 2016
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After a personal experience I had when I was living in Africa, I decided to write an opinion article based on my experience with the aim of highlighting the difficulties many African millennials like myself were facing while trying to access and use the internet for personal purposes and to create innovative solutions for their local communities. I did present the paper at couple of conferences and decided to rest my case. However, after months of writing...
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Book Review: African Women, Religion, and Health

Posted on17 Jan 2016
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I had the privilege to contribute to the 55 (1) volume of the Journal of Religion and Health with a review of the book “AFRICAN WOMEN, RELIGION, AND HEALTH: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF MERCY AMBA EWUDZIWA ODUYOYE” by Isabel Apawo Phiri and Sarojini Nadar (eds). You can download my article in the journal by clicking on this link. Keywords: African women theology, sexuality, gender, religion and health in Africa

New Paper: Understanding God Images and God Concepts

Posted on17 Jan 2016
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I recently published a journal article in Verbum et Ecclesia Vol 36, No 1 (2015) titled “Understanding God images and God concepts“. Below is the abstract of the paper . You can download PDf here. The author looks at the God image experience as an attachment relationship experience with God. Hence, arguing that the God image experience is borne originally out of a parent–child attachment contagion, in such a way that God is often represented in either secure...
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