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Nagel Lectures: Out of Africa

This spring, Nagel Institute staff have enjoyed hosting two engaging and productive African scholars in our Prophet’s Chamber program, and we want to share them with a Calvin audience.  So we cordially invite you to two lectures on Monday, April 18th.


EdisonAt 4:00 pm, Reverend Dr. Edison Kalengyo of Uganda Christian University, will give a preview of his new book, “Celebrating the Lord’s Supper in Africa: Overcoming Current Challenges.” In the life of the Christian church, the Lord’s Supper remains the central ritual. But rules and regulations governing the Lord’s Supper have divided the Church in Africa into two groups: the eucharistically privileged few and the majority who remain largely absent from the Lord’s Table. Prof. Kalengyo’s book aims at finding ways to re-establish the Lord’s Supper to its proper role in church life in Africa.




At 7:00 pm, Dr. Bernard Boyo of Daystar University in Kenya will give a talk on his emerging book, “Politics in Africa: A Theological Reflection.” He will trace African Christian political engagement from its pre-colonial roots to the present.  He will ask why the church in Africa experiences so many difficulties in developing a clearly defined political theology and then point out what he believes are the components of strong public  theology for Africa.


Where: Meeter Center Lecture Hall
When: April 18, 4:00 pm and 7:00pm
Free and open to the public
Refreshments provided

Come to one or come to both, but do come and join us.