Here I link to a few basic resources for studying African Christianity, the Bible, and church ministry. If you get any broken links, please let me know in the comments. Someday, I may expand this page with sub-pages, in the meantime, I hope it serves as a good starting point. Many of the sites I link to have much better collections of resource links and will be able to maintain them much more regularly. [28 April 2008]
Disclaimer: Just because I link to a site doesn’t mean that I agree with everything you will find on it. (This should go without saying, but . . . )
AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY & AFRICAN RELIGIONS:
MisLinks (perhaps the most comprehensive collections of links related to Africa and African Christianity.)
African Proverbs, stories, and sayings.
African Christianity – brief history of the church in various parts of Africa (Bethel Professor)
African Traditional Religion – a very resourceful site maintained by Chidi Denis Isizoh (Roman Catholic)
Theology in Africa – links to articles and other resources
Religion in Africa: Traditional Religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism South of the Sahara. (Stanford)
BIBLICAL STUDIES RESOURCES:
ONLINE BIBLES (see Biblical Studies Resources for a much more comprehensive list)
Bible Gateway: A free service for reading and researching Scripture online–all in the language or translation of your choice! We provide advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
The Unbound Bible: a collection of searchable Bibles consisting of many English versions; Greek and Hebrew versions (the original Bible languages); about 50 versions in other languages (including the NT in KiSwahili). [This website has options for English, Spanish, French, and a few other languages.]
BIBLE READING PLANS:
Heartlight – available for download in PDF for easy printing.
Bibleplan.org: 13 Bible reading plans + access to versions
BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES:
Biblicaltraining.org – Free seminary level courses – (available in MP3 download)
Biblical Studies Foundation: Detailed book-by-book and topical studies (for more serious study.) A great source of introductions, outlines, and bibliographies for each book of the Bible.]
Tyndale Tech guide to maps and biblical geography (lots more links here).
SMALL GROUP RESOURCES
Building Small Group Leaders.com (lots of free articles; plus others for purchase)
Intervarsity.org/campus/: Lots of great small group resources geared to Intervarsity – type group leaders, but applicable to many others.