Tshwane bloggers meet
Cobus van Wyngaard (left) is a theologicial student at the University of Pretoria (Tuks). He’s doing a mini-dissertation on David Bosch as a public theologian, and has a wiki page to discuss it here.
David Bosch was the best-known South African missiologist of the 1980s, tragically killed in a car crash in 1992 just after the publication of his magnum opus Transforming mission, which has been translated into several different languages. It strikes me as an interesting project, because I worked with David Bosch in the missiology department at Unisa in the early 1990s, and had several unfinished discussions. I’m not quite sure what public theology is, though — I’ll have to look that up.
One of the things that is quite interesting about Cobus’s Wiki pages, however, is that 75% of the recent visitors are from the USA, and only 20% from South Africa. Perhaps a case of a prophet not being without honour, except in his own country.
Anyway, it was Cobus’s birthday (which seems a good enough reason for posting his picture), and he had to leave because there were still some people sleeping on the floor at his place after a party the previous night.
One of the reasons for choosing Greenfields was that they used to advertise free Wi-Fi on their menu. It wasn’t on the menu this time, but Roger managed to get it to work, and posted a Twitter tweet about the gathering. Another reason was that Greenfields has the best coffee in Hatfield, if not in Pretoria, if not in the whole of Tshwane.