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Gift Mtukwa

Gift Mtukwa, is an ordained minister with the Church of the Nazarene and is currently the lead pastor at University Church of the Nazarene in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a lecturer in the school of Religion and Christian Ministry at Africa Nazarene University, where he teaches New Testament Greek, Christian Ethics, and Pauline studies. 

He is a third year PhD student at the University of Manchester through Nazarene Theological College. His research topic is entitled, 'Paul’s Vision of Human Labour in the Formation of the People of God in the Thessalonian Correspondence: Toward a Theology of Work.' He is looking at ways in which work and community intersect in Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians. The research looks at 2nd Temple Jewish literature and Greco Roman philosophers as background information for the research. Texts in both the 1st and 2nd Thessalonians related to work will be studied using the grammatical historical method. 


God in His Place: Paul’s Teaching of Non-Violence in Romans 12:17-21 Saarbrucken: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016.

“What Makes Ethics Christian?” in Essential Beliefs: A Wesleyan Primer Edited by Mark Maddix and Diane Leclerc Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2016.

“African Theology: Recent Developments” in New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic 2nd Edition Edited by Martin Davie, T.A Noble et al London: InterVarsity Press, 2016

“African Holiness: Translating Holiness into Authentically African Language and Living” in Renovating Holiness. Edited by Josh Broward and Tom J. Oord. 

“Ancestral Cult and the Church in Africa” published in The Africa Journal of Wesleyan Theology Vol 1(2014).

“A Reconsideration of Self Support in Light of Paul’s Collections” Published by Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology Vol 33:2 (2014) ISBN 1026-2946

“The People of God and Kingdom Political Ethics in Romans 13:1-7” Didache: Faithful Teaching14:1 (Summer 2014) ISSN: 15360156 (web version) –