Mission in Ethiopia

When in Systematic Theology I @ TLS, I wrote a comment in my notebook, about looking further at Gudina Tumsa. Part of that would be to see how and whether a tension between NMS and NLM played out in the formation and the first years of the Mekane Yesus Church. 

I don’t remember the reason for this comment but it might be worth examining further.

Gudina Tumsa, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.

Evangelicals in Addis Ababa (1919-1991)

Ethical Thinking

1) What’s up

2) Code of conduct

  • Teach what is right
  • Confidentiality
  • Keep your family
  • Control your finances 
3) Biomedical ethics
  • Informed consent / refusal of service (Expect irrational behavior)
  • Do no harm
  • Do good
  • Be just
4) Ethics
  • Promote well-being
  • Minimize suffering in Society (utilitarian theory)
  • Just distribution with the help of Rawls “veil of ignorance”
  • My duty with or without God
  • What about the other? Listening skills to appreciate “ultimate strangeness”.
  • Virtues – wisdom, humility, justice, integrity.