Scielo RSS <![CDATA[Stellenbosch Theological Journal]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/rss.php?pid=2413-946720220002&lang=en vol. 8 num. 2 lang. en <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/img/en/fbpelogp.gif http://www.scielo.org.za <![CDATA[<b>Timing grace in lockdown liturgies. South African and Dutch responses compared</b>]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2413-94672022000200001&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en The similarities and differences regarding responses in the media to the phenomenon of lockdown liturgy in the Netherlands and South Africa is firstly explored in this article. The findings of Goyvaerts and Woude, which is based on their study of discussions in Dutch media, is briefly presented and thereafter compared to responses in the South African Afrikaans media. Based on this comparison, core themes are identified and discussed as creative liturgical theological tensions pertaining to lockdown liturgies. These tensions include: Excarnation - Incarnation; Global - Local; and Prophetic -Pastoral. Revisiting and exploring these tensions are invaluable for reimagining the liturgia condenda pertaining to lockdown liturgy specifically and online liturgy in general. <![CDATA[<b>Theological reflections on <i>Ubuntology </i>and African township Pentecostal Charismatic pastors during the Covid-19 pandemic</b>]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2413-94672022000200002&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Globally, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) also known as Covid-19 affected every facet of human life. Everyone had to find new ways of doing things, as many nations introduced lockdown regulations as a means of curbing the spread of the corona virus that causes Covid-19. Included in the regulations was the closure of places of worship, which challenged the clergy from different denominations in South Africa to imagine how to do ministry in this new context called the "new normal". Not only that, African township Pentecostal-Charismatic pastors, like other members of the clergy, were also expected to guide and encourage church members in these times of uncertainty. In addition, they were also expected to care for church members, the community and for themselves and their families. This article reflects on how African township Pentecostal-Charismatic pastors may minister in the Covid-19 context by applying the modified theologies of Mashau and Kgatle's Ubuntology.