This is AfricaBy Turner Chapel Web Staff
“This is Africa,” was the greeting my Emory colleague and I received upon our arrival to the Maputo International Airport, says Turner’s own Minister Marcus Harvey. This common euphemism is one used by citizens and expatriates alike to describe the diversity of experiences one may encounter in a continent renowned for its rich complexities. For me, this journey to the motherland meant the end of a 30-year gestational period in which a dream conceived by curiosity and cultural longing would finally be born into reality. Finally, this Africa I had read about, studied about, learned about and taught about—I was now here. It’s by being here and experiencing Africa personally that I can really appreciate the value in my theological training.
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