The Henry Center welcomes Michael Glerup, Executive Director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University. He is engaged in exciting work with Thomas Oden and others who are concerned about the future of Christianity in Africa. As the ancient Akan principle of Sankofa says, “We must go back and reclaim our past so that we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.” Given that African Christianity is now a global phenomenon, all Christians need to understand the deep roots of early Christianity in Africa. Dr. Glerup will be speaking to us about how early readers of the Bible, especially from the African continent, used the life of Moses to shape their pastoral ministry, Christian formation, and the mission of the church.

All are welcome; the lecture is free and will take place in the ATO Chapel on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1pm.

For a glimpse of Dr. Glerup’s important work on early African Christianity, see this video clip (Tite Tiénou from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School also makes a cameo appearance!).