Christo Lombard, D.Th.
Distinguished Professor of Missional Ethics & Moral Theology
Reconciliation Studies Specialist
International Experience: Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA
- Doctor of Theology, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
- Postgraduate Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
- Postgraduate Studies, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
- Master of Theology, Systematic Theology, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
- Licenciate in Theology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Bachelor of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Hebrew, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Adama, Thora en Dogma: Aardse lewe, Skrif en Dogma in die denke van A.A. van Ruler – “Mundane life, Scripture and Dogma in the oeuvre of A.A. van Ruler
- Acting Director of the Desmond Tutu Centre for Spirituality and Society, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
- Desmond Tutu Chair of Ecumenical Theology, Department of Religion and Theology, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
- Professor, Department of Religion and Theology, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
- Research Fellow, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, USA
- UNESCO Chair for Africa, Utrecht University, Netherlands
- Professor, Department of Religion and Theology, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
- Director, Ecumenical Institute for Namibia, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
- DAAD Scholarship, Multicultural Education, Hamburg University, Germany
- Fulbright Africa Senior Research Award, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, USA
- Research Fellow, Summer Institute, New York University, NY, USA
- Head, Department of Religion and Theology, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
- Dean, Faculty of the Arts, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
- Head, Department of Biblical Studies, Academy for Tertiary Education, Windhoek, Namibia
- Lecturer, Biblical Studies, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
- Tutor, Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Biblical Instruction Teacher, Jan Möhr High School, Windhoek, Namibia
- Systematic and Contextual Theology
- Moral Formation and Social Ethics
- World Religions and Biblical Studies
- Secundus for University of Stellenbosch Theological Faculty participation in a Theological Students’ Conference on “Hermeneutics and theological praxis”, Potchefstroom, 1973.
- Paper on “The Christology and use of Scripture of the Jesus People”, as Primarius at the Theological Students’ Conference, Pretoria, 1974.
- Series of seven transmissions on “The prophet Amos”, on Trans-World Radio, 1976 (a brochure of 70 pp.).
- Member of the organizing committee for the week-long international UWC Conference on "Democracy and socio-economic development in Southern Africa", 1979.
- Presentation on: “Calvins Versöhnungslehre”, international students’ seminar, University of Basel, Switzerland, 1982.
- Seminar on “Theory and praxis in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”, for the doctoral study group at the University of the Western Cape, 1983.
- Paper on “The Social Sciences”, Academy, Windhoek, at a workshop for Namibian Guidance Teachers, June 1984.
- A presentation of an extensive “Theological evaluation of the comments by the Dutch Reformed Church on the Recommendations for a National Educational Policy, with Objectives and Strategies,” to the National Educational Committee, December 1985 (20 pages), Windhoek, Namibia.
- Paper on “The two Biblical accounts of creation and Women's Liberation”, at the Afrikaans Writers' Guild, Windhoek, July 1986.
- Paper on “The role of the church in a situation of conflict in Namibia”, at the Youth Conference, organised by the Council of Churches in Namibia, Windhoek, July 1986.
- Paper on “Karl Barth - the theologian who was there”, at a symposium organised by the Department of Biblical Studies at the Academy, with Prof J.F. Torrance of Aberdeen, August 1986 (at the Barth centenary celebration).
- Member of the organizing committee for a symposium, with international participation, and attended by 3000 people, on “The choice: implementation of Namibian Peace Plan 435 or society under siege”, organized by NPP 435, Windhoek, 23 May 1987.
- Paper on “The radical demands of the Gospel in Namibia today”, Lutheran Church, Consultation, Windhoek, July 1987.
- Paper on “A peace plan for Namibia”, at a week-long symposium at the University of Stellenbosch, organized by SAAK (a Public Forum on Relevant Issues), August 1987.
- Paper on “The relationship employer/employee in Biblical-ethical perspective”, at a national symposium organized by the Church Circle of Rehoboth, October 1987.
- Paper on “A plan for ‘inclusive democracy’ in Namibia”, at a symposium organized by Reforum at the University of Pretoria, January 1988.
- Paper on “Was heisst Versöhnung im Kontext Namibias?” at a meeting of the Wezlar/Giessen Kirchenkreis in Germany, April 1988.
- Formal response (on behalf of the Namibia Peace Plan 435 Study and Contact Group) to the opening speech by Dr Sam Nujoma, SWAPO President, at the Conference on the Future of Namibia, held under the auspices of the Swedish Government in Stockholm, June 1988.
- Member of the organizing committee for a symposium, with international participation, on “435, the road ahead”, organized by NPP 435, Windhoek, 9-10 September 1988.
- Paper on “The implementation of Resolution 435 and a democratic future”, at a Scripture Union conference, Windhoek, April 1989.
- Participated in a conference on “The future of Southern Africa”, New Paltz, New York State, October 1989 (panel).
- Public lecture on “The future of independent Namibia: perspectives on the roles of South Africa and SWAPO”, at Vassar College, New York State, USA, November 1989.
- Participated in the 1989 AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Paper on “Eve the culprit?”
- Report to SACTE (Southern African Council for Theological Education) on “Theological training at the University of Namibia - future perspectives”, Johannesburg, August 1990.
- Paper on “The relevance and challenge of Van Ruler’s theology”, at the HSRC Conference on the relevance of theology in the 1990's, Stellenbosch, September 1990.
- Paper on “Justice and change on all levels in society”, at the National Consultation of all Namibian churches on “The mission of the church: reconciliation and nation building in Namibia”, Windhoek, October 1990.
- Paper on “Religious and Moral Education and the churches” at a pastors’ conference on religious education, organized by the German Lutheran Church in Namibia, March 1991.
- Paper on “The challenges to Biblical Studies by Religious and Moral Education in the Namibian context”, at the annual meeting of the Biblical Studies Society for Southern Africa, Pretoria, May 1991.
- Participated in the 24th Evangelischer Kirchentag in the Ruhr area, Germany, 5-9 June 1991.
- Paper on “The rationale of our RME syllabus” at a church consultation on Religious and Moral Education, organized by the Department of Biblical Studies in cooperation with the Council of Churches in Namibia and the Curriculum Group for RME, July 1991, Windhoek.
- Paper at the SBL International meeting, Rome, July 1991: “From Biblical Instruction to Religious and Moral Education in a new Namibia”.
- Introductory paper for a discussion on “The future of theological education in Southern Africa”, at the annual meeting of the Theological Society of Southern Africa, Pietermaritzburg, July 1991.
- Participated in the Southern African Alliance of Reformed Churches Consultation on “The decolonization of the church and theology in Southern Africa” in Gaborone, Botswana, 27-29 August 1991. Paper on: “The struggle of the Namibian churches against colonialism”.
- * Participated in the All-Africa Conference on Theological Education by Extension in Africa, in Malawi, 12-19 September 1991 (Member of the Continuation Committee).
- Key note address at a conference on the future of religious education at the University of the Western Cape, September 1991: “Aspects of RME curriculum development in the Namibian context of freedom of religion”.
- Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the 14th Annual Meeting of SAUSSC, the Southern African Universities Social Science Conference, held in Windhoek, November 1991, on the theme: “Struggles for a multi-party political system or for a civil society: implications for sustainable democratic and economic transformation”.
- Paper on “Study and research in the field of religion and society in independent Namibia”, presented at the CODESRIA/University of Namibia workshop on Social Science Research Priorities for Namibia, April 1992.
- “Religious and Moral Education - a new subject, with a new approach, in Namibian schools”, introduction to a media conference with the Minister of Education and Culture, Min. Nahas Angula, May 1992.
- “Islam and religious freedom in Namibia”. Participated in the NBC radio program “Standpunt” (“Viewpoint”), 8 July 1992.
- Participated in the meetings of the Professors’ World Peace Academy, in Korea, August 1992.
- Presentation of a workshop on “Theological, religious and moral education” (together with Dr Paul Isaak) to a group of pastors from ELCIN (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia), Oniipa, August 1992.
- “The philosophy and praxis of Religious and Moral Education in Namibian schools”, address at a Dutch Reformed Church, Windhoek, September 1992.
- Coordinator for the “Beyond the Road to Damascus” Workshop, Windhoek, 8 May 1993; also acted as chairperson of Session 1 of the proceedings which dealt with issues such as justice and gender, justice and economics, and justice and democracy, as part of a comprehensive “Third World” contextual theological initiative.
- Organizer and Participant in the “Ecumenism and Evangelism” Conference, held at CCN Headquarters, Windhoek, 10 July 1993. Concluding paper: “Ecumenism and Evangelism - summary and concluding perspectives”.
- “RME - a new subject: why, and what is it?” Interview on Parish Forum, NBC National Radio, 22 July 1993.
- Member of the Organizing Committee for the “Ecumenical Day of Prayer for the Unemployed”, held country-wide, 1 August 1993; prepared and produced the program and various study materials used during this event at 14 locations.
- Participated in a post-graduate seminar on “Religion and Society”, presented by Prof. J. Beckford of Warwick University, under the auspices of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, 27-30 August 1993.
- “The Ecumenical Movement in Namibia”, paper delivered at a Seminar of Christian Student Leaders, Windhoek, 18 September 1993.
- Member of the Organizing Committee for the “Church Conference on Unemployment”, held in Windhoek, 6-8 October 1993, with active participation by unemployed people, trade unions, NGOs and churches; also acted as Chairperson of the opening session.
- Participated in an AFALMA Project Workshop on Participatory Democracy and Economic Justice in Africa, held at the University of Namibia, 16 October 1993; also presented a background paper on the Namibian participation in the “Beyond the Road to Damascus” initiative.
- Participated in the national Conference on “Morality - no option but a necessity”, organized by the Dutch Reformed Church, the Lutheran Churches and the Catholic Church, Windhoek, 28-29 October 1993; served on a panel discussing “Morality and Society”.
- “Reflections of a White African on the Theme: ‘Worshipping God as Africans’”, paper delivered at the AFALMA-Namibia Worship Workshop and Festival. [Member of the Organizing Committee for the AFALMA-Namibia Project, held at Döbra, Windhoek, 8-12 December 1993 (preceded by many workshops throughout the year)].
- Attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature, held in Washington DC, 19-23 December 1993; participated in the forum on “The Bible in Africa, Asia and Latin-America”.
- Organized and sponsored (through the Ecumenical Institute for Namibia) a workshop on the new Religious and Moral Education syllabi for Grades 8-10 in Namibian schools, held at Daan Viljoen, 1-4 December 1993, and 12-13 January 1994, in Windhoek.
- Paper on “Worshipping God as Africans, Reflections on an important AFALMA-Namibia Event”, prepared for the Conference on “The Interaction between Christian Religion and African Traditional Religion”, in Harare, 21-24 June 1994 (delivered by the co-author Rev. S. Mbambo).
- Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the Sixteenth Annual Congress of ASRSA, the Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa, at UNAM, Windhoek, 27-29 June 1994. Paper: “New paradigms for the study of religion and morality”.
- Paper on: “Studying Jewish Tradition in the Namibian Context”, at Conference on “Teaching Rabbinic Judaism in a Christian Academic Setting”, at TANTUR, Jerusalem. This Conference was part of the Second International Workshop on "Teaching Jewish Civilisation in Christian Academic Settings", organised jointly by the International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilisation and the Ecumenical Institute, TANTUR, at Jerusalem, 4-12 July 1994.
- Attended the International Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature at Leuven, 8-9 August 1994, and participated in the panel discussion on the future of Biblical Studies at the SBL.
- Attended the Bi-annual Congress of the European Societas Oecumenica, Driebergen (Netherlands), 25-31 August 1994, on the theme: “Ecumenism and Post-Modernism”.
- Paper on “Religious Education in the new Namibia”, at the International Symposium on Religious Education, Hamburg, 23 September 1994.
- Paper on “The New Situation in Namibia as regards Religious and Moral Formation”, lecture at the Centre for Global Education, Windhoek, 29 March 1995.
- Acted as organiser and secretary of the Workshop on TEE in Africa (Theological Education through Extension), hosted by EIN in Windhoek, 8-13 May 1995.
- Paper on “Kontraservaringe rondom die noodsaak van kerkeenheid in die NGK familie” (“Contrasting experiences re the need for church unity in the DRC family”), Academia, Windhoek, at a Conference on Church Unity, 4 July 1995.
- Attended and spoke at the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN), “Ecumenical Forum”, Windhoek, 27 July 1995.
- Attended and participated in the Consultation on Ecumenical Theological Education in Africa, Moffat Mission, Kuruman, South Africa, 1-6 August 1995. Two responses to papers : “In response to Nyambura Njoroge: Ecumenical Theological Education and the Church in Africa Today” and: “In response to Renier Koegelenberg: Ecumenical Theological Education and the World”.
- Organiser of the Kairos II Workshop at the CCN, Windhoek, 12 August 1995. Paper: “Background to Kairos I”, introduction to workshop on the new Kairos II Initiative, CCN. (Also responsible, as Chairperson of Working Group 1, for the report on “Kairos I and social discernment”).
- Three radio presentations on UNAM Radio (during September 1995) on “The role of the Department of Religion and Theology and EIN in the Namibian context”.
- Organizer and chairperson of a Public Lecture by the Deputy Speaker, Dr Zephaniah Kameeta, at UNAM, under the auspices of the Fellowship of Christian Movements and EIN: “How to worship God as Africans”, 12 September 1995.
- “Religious Tolerance: a Challenge to Namibian Christians”, paper delivered at the 5th Social Event of the year at the CCN, Windhoek, 6 October 1995.
- Participant in various radio programs under the auspices of Dr Annes Nel, in the program “Die Bybel Vandag”/”The Bible today”, on the Afrikaans Service of the NBC: “Kerkeenheid” (“Church Unity”), 3 and 10 October 1995; “Hoe lees ‘n mens die Bybel?” (How should one read the Bible?), 7 and 14 November 1995.
- Paper: “Crisis for the Namibian Churches: To be Prophetic and Relevant”, introduction to the discussion of the Interdenominational Christian Fellowship (IDCF) launch in Windhoek, 15 November 1995.
- Served on various committees at the 10th Annual General Meeting of the Council of Churches in Namibia, where EIN was given observer status at the CCN, Windhoek, 5-7 December 1995.
- Attended the Seventh International Bonhoeffer Conference, Cape Town, 7-12 January 1996.
- TV interview (together with S. Ndeikwila, E. Kambangula, N. Nakamhela and R. Gertze): Interview with Esau Mbako on the TV program Public Eye, on “The SWAPO detainee issue, the book by Pastor S. Groth and the BWS Movement”; broadcast on 6 March 1996, NBC TV.
- Paper: “Book launch: Siegfried Groth - Namibia, the Wall of Silence”, Kalahari Sands Hotel, Windhoek, 30 March 1996.
- Interviews with Rev Annes Nel for the Program: “Die Bybel vandag” (“The Bible Today”) on the Afrikaans Service of the NBC, on the process of reconciliation in Namibia and the Breaking the Wall of Silence Movement, broadcast on 14, 19, 21 and 26 May 1996.
- Participant in the NBC/RNE TV production Stories of Tenderness and Power (the episode “Soulmates”, broadcast on 25 August 1996) - in depth conversations about marriage and relations. * Attended the 25th Anniversary Celebrations and Conference on the Open Letter 1971, in Windhoek, 25-26 August 1996 (and co-edited the resulting publication).
- “Priorities for Restitution and Reconciliation in Namibia”, introduction to a discussion at the International Symposium on Priorities for Restitution and Reconciliation in Southern Africa, which served as introduction to the Annual Congress of the Old Testament Society for Southern Africa, Stellenboch, 2 September 1996.
- Paper: “Contextual and theoretical considerations in the Namibian curricular process”, delivered at the Utrecht International Research Symposium on Interreligious and Inter-cultural Education, the Netherlands, 26-29 September 1996.
- Paper: “Reconciliation and the churches in Namibia“, address at the meeting of Church Partners of Namibia, Wuppertal, 4 October 1996.
- Key note address: “Reconciliation, Truth and Justice - Breaking the Wall of Silence: Namibian Experiences”, the Richard Gush Lecture at the Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Cape Town, 11 December 1996.
- Bible Study series of seven on the prophet Amos in the radio program of Marieta Grobler on Channel 7 (27 November 1996 - April 1997).
- Paper: “The role of religion in the transformation of Namibian society”, at the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace Conference on The Role of Religion in the Transformation of Southern African Societies in Johannesburg, 9-12 January 1997.
- Paper: “Religious Freedom in Namibia - Theory and Practice”, delivered at the Law and Religion Program on “Religious Proselytization” in Franschhoek, Cape, 5-8 March 1997, sponsored by Emory University.
- Interview (together with Ms Emma Kambangula) with Dr Annes Nel for the Program: “Die Bybel vandag” / “The Bible today”, on the Afrikaans Service of the NBC, on the topic of the process of reconciliation in Namibia (March 1997).
- Panel contribution: “The study of theology at UNAM”, delivered at the Conference on “Perspectives of Theological Education in Namibia”, at Paulinum, Windhoek, 7-8 April 1997.
- Interview with Dr Annes Nel on NBC radio (Afrikaans Service), on the topic: “Religious freedom” (22 May 1997).
- Paper: “Our unity in Christ”, at the CCN Council of Church Leaders Meeting, Windhoek, 12 June 1997.
- Participated as a research fellow in the six weeks USIS Summer Institute on “The History of America: the Role of Religion”, organized by the New York University Multi-Cultural International Studies Program, 30 June to 9 August 1997.
- “The importance of Religious Education and Religious and Moral Education in Namibian Schools” and “Nothing beats a working partnership”, at NIED (National Institute for Educational Development), Okahandja, 16 September 1997.
- Organized and introduced a Public Forum at the University of Namibia on: “The Land Issue”, 16 September 1997.
- Paper on the topic, “Being a unified church today”, at the Circuit Meeting of the Uniting Reformed Church in Okahandja, 21 September 1997.
- Introduction to the CCN Round Table Meeting, “Celebrating our unity in Christ”, CCN Headquarters, Windhoek, 20 October 1997.
- Introduction to the Public Forum on the topic: “Towards a culture of human rights in Namibia”, organized at the University of Namibia, 22 October 1997. (Also organizer of the event, in which human rights activists and theorists from different backgrounds participated on a panel and in open discussions.) * Various interviews with NBC Radio and Channel 7 on the WCC Pre-Assembly Meeting in Windhoek (26 and 27 November and 8 December 1997).
- Paper on “Three major problems facing Christianity in Africa: identity crisis, authoritarianism and the ongoing process of marginalization”, during the WCC Pre-Assembly Meeting for Southern Africa, Windhoek, 1 December 1997. (Also Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the WCC Pre-Assembly Meeting for Southern Africa, held in Windhoek, 29 November to 5 December 1997.)
- “Religious tolerance”, interview on NBC Radio, Windhoek, 29 January 1998.
- Participated in the CCN National Conference on Reconciliation, Okahandja, 6-7 March 1998, explaining the aims and objectives of the Breaking the Wall of Silence Movement.
- Participated in a Forum discussion on “Reconciliation and the churches”, organized by The Forum, Windhoek, 21 March 1998.
- “Religious and moral education, the Constitution and educational praxis”, at an in-service training session for teachers, organized by the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED), Okahandja, 14 April 1998.
- “Religious education and the search for acceptable moral standards”, interview with Mr Steve Mamili, NBC Radio, 25 June 1998.
- “The ministry of reconciliation in Namibia”, at a reception of religious teachers and ministers residing at the Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes, Berkeley, 30 September 1998.
- “Lessons from the Namibian liberation struggle”. Paper at a Fulbright scholars’ meeting on Martin Luther King Day, San Francisco, 19 January 1999.
- “Lessons from the Namibian struggle for liberation: the churches and human rights”. Paper delivered at the Charis Ecumenical Institute, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 19 March 1999.
- “Multi-faith religious education in Namibia, and the environment”. Paper at a Fulbright Conference on “The Global Environment: Challenges for the Future”, Washington D.C., 26 March 1999.
- “Religion, Academia and the struggle for a Civil Society in newly independent Namibia”. Paper delivered on invitation at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York State, 29 March 1999.
- “Namibia’s struggle for liberation”, and “Religion, justice and civil society in Southern Africa”. Papers delivered on invitation at Sarah Lawrence College, New York, 31 March and 1 April 1999.
- “Church, Mission and Society in Namibia”. Paper delivered at the Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church on “Mission Evening”, San Francisco Bay Area, 26 April 1999.
- “Revisiting A.A. van Ruler’s thesis that the Old Testament is the real Bible and the New Testament simply a list of explanatory words”. Paper delivered (18 July) at the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) International Meeting, Helsinki/Lahti, Finland, and Russia (St Petersburg), 15-25 July 1999.
- “The ethics of listening: Namibian perspectives on academic cooperation in a globalized world”. Inaugural lecture as UNESCO chair for Africa, Utrecht University, Utrecht, 18 October 1999.
- Participated in a six week programme on “Namibia - towards a new identity?”, in the framework of the Studium Generale at Utrecht University, 12 October - 16 November 1999. Presented a paper on: “Religion and identity in Namibia”, at this Public Forum on Namibia, Utrecht, 19 October 1999.
- Helped organize the UNESCO-sponsored Conference of the UNITWIN Student Network at Utrecht University, October 1999 and April 2000, on the theme “Universities: Capacity for Peace and Democracy”.
- “Human rights abuses in recent Namibian history”. Paper at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel, 22 November 1999.
- Paper at the Theological Conference, Paulinum, Windhoek, 24 March 2000: “Ecumenical challenges ahead”. * Paper at the Biblical and Religious Studies Association of Southern Africa Annual Meeting, Van der Bijl Park, 12 May 2000: “Religion in the new Namibian school curricula”.
- Paper at the Theological Society for Southern Africa, Wellington (Cape), South Africa, 30 June 2000: “The theological road ahead”.
- Papers at the International Association for the History of Religion (IAHR), Durban, South Africa, 5-12 August 2000: “Religion and Politics in recent Namibian history” and “Transformation of Religious Education in Namibia”.
- Paper at a meeting of the International Volunteers Association of Namibia, Windhoek, 17 August 2000: “What is Liberation Theology?”
- Paper at an ecumenical meeting organized for elderly people, Windhoek, 30 September 2000: “Life’s Challenges to the Elderly”.
- Paper at the UNITWIN Student Network meeting on the theme: “Towards a culture of democracy and peace”, Windhoek, 30 September 2000.
- Presented an extra-curricular Certificate course in “Christian Counselling” (18 weeks, July to October 2000), at the University of Namibia.
- Launch of the Photo Exhibition “Colorful Diversity”, sponsored by the Dutch Embassy, as part of the European Cultural Spring Festival, Windhoek, 4 October 2000.
- Presentation of a series on world religions and ethics at the Friday meetings of the Inter-Faith Discussion Group, October 2000 - April 2002. (At the Ecumenical Institute for Namibia).
- Academic paper on “Van Ruler and the filioque: playful heresy or serious theology?”, at the annual meeting of the Theological Society of Southern Africa, University of the Western Cape, 20-22 June 2001.
- Academic paper on “RE, responsible citizenship and public ethos in Namibia”, at the bi-annual meeting of the International Research Seminar on the theme: “Religious Education and Civic Education”. Religious Education, at Warwick University, the United Kingdom, 5-8 September 2001.
- Panelist (together with church leaders, politicians and NGO representatives) for a Symposium on “Reconciliation as an Ethical Value in Namibia”, organized by the Namibisch-Deutsche Stiftung, Windhoek, 30 October 2001. Presentation: “Notes on reconciliation in Namibia”.
- Attended a UN-sponsored international Conference on School Education, Tolerance, Religious Freedom and Non-Discrimination, in Madrid (Spain), 22-25 November 2001. Paper on the topic “School Education, Tolerance and Religious Freedom in Namibia”.
- Academic paper, at a Conference on Religion and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, at Utrecht University and panelist at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, 28-30 November 2001. Topic: “Religion and conflict in Namibia: the test case of the BWS movement and the Council op Churches in Namibia”.
- Keynote address at the annual general meeting of the Nederlands-Zuid-Afrikaanse Vereniging, Amsterdam, 1 December 2001. Topic: “Namibia - Independent country in the Southern African context”.
- Opening address at a meeting of 50 school principals on “Value Education”, Windhoek, 1 February 2002.
- Serve on the Organizing Committee of a National Conference on the theme: “Reconciliation, Unity and Justice”, organized by the Breaking the Wall of Silence Movement for August 2002, Windhoek and regionally.
- Organizer and chairperson of the UNESCO Philosophy Evening at the University of Namibia, Windhoek, 23 March 2003: “Why Philosophy?”
- Inaugural lecture as Full Professor and farewell lecture, at the University of Namibia: “Theological challenges ahead”, Windhoek, 24 April 2003.
- Coordinator of a project resulting in the publication of a textbook for Grades 1-4 on “Religious and Moral Education”, published in Namibia (also final editor), Windhoek: NIED, 2003.
- Paper, on invitation, on “The relevance of the Belhar Confession for the world church”, at the Synod Meeting of the Reformed Church in America, Chicago, June 2004.
- Paper at AAR Regional Meeting, New Brunswick, March 2005: “A.A. van Ruler’s theology for this world and time – his stubborn challenges to the Reformed/Ecumenical agendas”.
- Paper at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton NJ, 18 May 2005: “Adama, Thora and Dogma – at the heart of A.A. van Ruler’s theology of joy for this world”.
- Paper at the Annual General Meeting of the AAR, Philadelphia, 21 November 2005: “The Belhar Confession as public theology”.
- Talks on “Post-Modernism”; “Belhar as prophetic theology”; “A global ethic?” at Nassau Presbyterian church, Princeton, N.J. (during the period February - June 2005)
- Organized a successful funding and awareness building event for a local HIV/Aids support campaign in Cape Town, “Mothers to Mothers-to-Be”, in Princeton, in April 2005, and delivered a paper on this initiative.
- While doing research in Princeton, became a founding member of a new Program within the activities of the American Academy of Religion: “Studies in Dutch Protestant Traditions”; also delivered a paper on “Dutch Theology in South Africa”, at the first Special Meeting of this Programme at the AAR in Philadelphia, November 2005.
- “Response to Heinrich Bedford-Strohm's Nurturing Reason. The Public Role of Religion in the Liberal State”, at the Beyers Naudé Center for Public Theology, Stellenbosch, as part of a workshop on "The Church in South Africa and Global Developments", 3 August 2006.
- “Why this conference on this topic, ‘Revisiting Intimacy’, now?”, at the Conference on Revisiting Intimacy: the Challenge of Homosexual Relationships to Church and Society, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, 4 August 2006; as organizer, and also as chairperson of a Session at the Conference.
- “Willie Jonker and the influence of Karl Barth in South Africa”, paper at Stellenbosch, at the Beyers Naudé Center for Public Theology, 16 August 2006.
- “Defining Christian Fundamentalism and Religious Conservatism - responses to Denise Ackermann and Hans Engdahl”, at a Conference on the theme at UWC, 20 October 2006.
- Panel member at a discussion on “HIV/Aids - responsible behaviour on campus”, organized by the Christian Organizations at the University of the Western Cape, 28 October 2006.
- Chairperson of a Session at the Conference on “Same Sex Marriages - responding with integrity”, at Stellenbosch, 17 November 2006.
- Organiser and Chairperson of a Session at the Conference on “Building a Culture of Peace in Southern Africa”, at UWC, 21-24 November 2006 (co-organized with the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town and the Life & Peace Institute in Sweden).
- Paper at a Session on Dutch Protestant Traditions, at the American Academy of Religion, in San Diego, 17-20 November 2007: “The ‘theocratic’ theology of A.A. van Ruler”.
- Paper, presented at the “Religion and Conflict in Africa” Session at the AAR Meeting in San Diego, 2007, on Civil society and human rights problems in Africa.
- “Religion, violence and conflict: a case study of SWAPO and the churches in Namibia”, at a Conference on violence and conflict in Africa, organized by the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology at Stellenbosch, in cooperation with the Guggenheim Foundation, 12 March 2008.
- A key note paper on “Humanness, Human Rights and the Common Good: Reflections on the inner and public dimensions of our common humanity”, delivered at a meeting of the Swedish Christian Humanist Society, at the summer school at Sjövik, Sweden, 6-10 August 2008.
- “Van Ruler on the relevance of Calvin (1509-2009)”, at the centenary celebrations of A.A. van Ruler (1908-1970), at the Free University of Amsterdam, 10 November 2008 (published in the conference proceedings, 2009).
- “Response to: ‘Love and friendship: Aristotle, Miskawayh and Stephen Post’, a paper by Prof Yasien Mohamed”, at the International Conference on Religion and Xenophobia, at the University of Cape Town, 17-19 November 2008.
- “Leadership and social transformation: reflections on the proceedings”, concluding comments on the day’s proceedings at the Conference on “Leadership, Social Transformation and Healing”, at the University of the Western Cape, 5-6 June 2008 (published in the proceedings, 2010).
- “Theology as a philosophy of history and space in A.A. van Ruler”, at the Annual Meeting of the Theological Society of Southern Africa, at the College of Transfiguration (Theological Seminary of the Anglican Church), Grahamstown, 18-20 June 2008.
- “The theological underpinnings of globalization in the Stackhouse project”, paper at the Globalization Project Symposium, Stellenbosch, 9-13 February 2009.
- Chairperson at the launch event of Prof Jaap Durand’s Festschrift at Stellenbosch University, 24 June 2009.
- “South Africa and Namibia as examples of Religious and Moral Education in contexts of change”, at the international conference on Values, Religions and Education in Changing Societies, Umeå, Sweden, 11 June 2009.
- “God and globalization: theological underpinnings of globalization”, at the joint meeting of the Uniting Reformed Church in South Africa and the Reformed Churches in Germany, at Emden, 27 September - 2 October 2009.
- Panel member reacting to Prof John de Gruchy’s paper on “Transforming traditions: Doing theology in South Africa today”, 25 June 2009, Stellenbosch.
- Served on a panel on Globalization at a meeting of the Globalization Project, at Wellington, 4-6 August 2009; theme: Globalization & Responses of the Church with a focus on the Accra Confession (Conference on Church and Civil Society).
- As coordinator of the weekly Departmental Seminars I have been responsible for organizing crica 100 seminars during the period 2008-2012. At these Seminars, on Tuesdays 13:00 - 14:30, members of staff and post-graduate students present draft or fully prepared papers, or chapters of research work, and quite frequently we also receive visiting scholars from e.g. America, Europe and Africa.
- Initiator of Emerging Voices in Theology and Ethics Colloquia at the Department of Religion and Theology - to result in various peer-reviewed publications of work flowing from post-graduate work done by students in the Department (the first Colloquium was on 18 September 2009).
- Paper: “Curricular and text book writing processes in South Africa and Namibia – a response to the proposal for standards in inter-religious textbook development”, a paper for the10th Nuremberg Forum of 29 September – 2 October 2010 on Media Power and Religions, Germany.
- Paper: “Two different globalization theologies?” delivered in Sydney, Australia, during the third tri-annual meeting of the Global Network for Public Theology, on 5 September 2010.
- Paper: “Considering the place of ‘religion and theology’ in the Academy: two contextual and two theological case studies”, at a conference on Claiming conceptual space: reimagining the study of religion and theology. Changing contexts and social discourses, at the Huguenot College, Wellington, 6-9 April 2010.
- Paper: “Religion in the post-colony: Namibian case studies in reconciliation” at a conference on Religion and the Post-colony, at Zandberg Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, 29-31 October 2010.
- “The role of UWC in theological education in the Western Cape”, short paper at a one-day workshop hosted on 18 March 2010 for church leaders and interested parties by the Department of Religion and Theology, UWC.
- During November 2010 I visited (together with Prof Hans Engdahl) human rights and civil society organizations in Namibia that have been involved with such issues in Namibia: the National Society of Human Rights, the Breaking the Wall of Silence Movement, the Forum for the Future, the National Institute for Democracy, the PEACE Centre, the Council of Churches in Namibia and the umbrella body of civil society bodies, NANGOF. At meetings with church leaders and civil society leaders it was agreed that research cooperation will be established in which exchange of information and ideas, especially on issues of national reconciliation, will take place, an initiative which may result in a joint conference and publications.
- Participant in the program on Ethical fundaments of globalization, organized by EFSA and the Social Chamber of the EKD (Germany), 11-13 October 2010, at STIAS, Stellenbosch .
- Organiser and host at the launch of the South African Faith and Family Institute, at UWC, 2 December 2010.
- Paper on “Ecology and Pneuma: needing and finding each other?”, at the Theological Society of Southern Africa Annual Conference, Johannesburg, 22-24 June 2011.
- “Challenges facing Religious and Moral Education in Namibia and South Africa”, at the Inter-national Inter-cultural Religious Education (IRE) Conference in Stellenbosch and at UWC, 31 August – 2 September 2011.
- “Two Globalization Theologies?”, paper delivered at the American Academy of religion, San Francisco, 18-22 November 2011.
- Lecture at Stellenbosch University for senior theological students: “Theologia viatorum”, 9 April 2012.
- Paper on “Willie Jonker’s gentle promptings for justice”, read at a conference on “The Reformed churches in South Africa and the struggle for justice: Remembering 1960-1990”, Stellenbosch 14-16 May 2012.
- Paper on “Religious and Religion Education in the new Christian private school group, Curro” at a Religion Education Conference at the University of Cape Town (September 2012).
- Paper: “Guiding visions for the transition to a post-apartheid society” (as part of the Ecclesiology and Ethics Project at the University of the Western Cape, 9 November 2012).
- “Desmond Tutu as a public theologian and the media”, at the Global Network for Public Theology Conference at Chester, UK, 1-5 September 2013.
- “Adam and Adamah: finding a theology of celebrating the earth?”, at the Annual Theological Society of Southern Africa Conference, at UWC, 19-21 June 2013.
- Panel contribution at Stellenbosch on: “The Reformed Faith as a Confessional Tradition – and Today”, at a conference on “Remembering the Heidelberg Catechism in (South) Africa today”, at Stellenbosch University, 30 October – 1 November 2013.
- “Is there any hope for South Africa? What can we do?” A discussion paper offered at a meeting at Bellville Presbyterian Church, 25 February 2014.
- A response to K.G. Hammar’s innovative reading of Aulén’s Christus Victor”. Presentation at a colloquium on “Gustav Aulén and Christus Victor”, Lund University, 28-29 April 2014.
- “Responsible citizenship – responsible to whom and for what? Theological reflections on two post-liberation case studies.” Paper read at the annual meeting of the Theological Society of South Africa, Potchefstroom, 18-20 June 2014.
- Key note address at annual teachers’ conference of Curro schools at St George’s Hotel, Centurion, 25 June 2014: “Challenges and opportunities for BRAVE (Bible, Religion and values education) in the 21st century”.
- A presentation on “BRAVE” (Bible, Religion and Value Education) at the Curro conference, 26 June 2014, in Pretoria: “The rationale for a focus on ‘value education’, based on Biblical and other religious perspectives”.
- A presentation on “BRAVE” (Bible, Religion and Value Education) at the Curro conference, 27 June 2014, in Pretoria: “Focusing on content and methodologies within the perspective of ‘relevant education for the 21st century’”.
- “Where are we now, 25 years after Independence, with the SWAPO detainee saga?”, at a conference organised by the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek, 8 July 2014.
- “Aluta continua. The struggle continues.” Short paper read at a conference on “Theology on the Edge” in honor of John de Gruchy, Stellenbosch, 3-5 September 2014.
- Key note paper read at the launch of the Desmond Tutu Centre (2 December 2014), at the University of the Western Cape: “Desmond Tutu’s Style of Ethical Leadership”.
- A paper on “Beyers Naudé and the theology of reconciliation”, at the centenary celebrations of Beyers Naudé’s birthday in Uppsala, Sweden, on 11 May 2015.
- Participant in an “Emerging Voices” colloquium hosting 20 doctoral students from various locations in Africa, at the University of the Western Cape, 1-2 June 2015 (preceding the international conference of 3-5 June 2015).
- Co-organizer of the big international conference on “Ecclesiology and Ethics” the State of Ecumenical Theology in Africa today”, at the University of the Western Cape, 3-5 June 2015, with key note addresses of 12 leading theologians from Africa and international responses to them.
- Respondent to the paper of Prof Nico Koopman on “A theology of inclusivity” at this conference (5 June 2015).
- Participant and speaker at the book launch of Volume II of the “Study Process on the history of the involvement of the German Churches in Southern Africa” (dealing with the period 1930-1990), and in the conference in Soweto on 15 June 2015. The paper dealt with the topic: “Unfinished business: the SWAPO detainees and the churches”.
- Organizer of a similar book launch and conference of the “German Study Process” at the University of the Western Cape, 17 and 18 June 2015, where delegations of the Dutch Reformed Church and the Uniting Reformed Church responded to the challenges emanating from this 800 page publication.
- Speaker at the first meeting of the Theological Advisory Committee for the South African Faith and Family Institute, Cape Town, 6 August 2015. (Negative images of “Eve” in the Biblical and Christian tradition and the causes of Gender-based Violence).
- Organiser of a joint conference on Gender-based Violence, sponsored by the South African Faith and Family Institute and the Desmond Tutu centre for Spirituality and Society, in Goodwood, 7 December 2015. Also Chairperson of a session and speaker on “Root causes of Gender-Based Violence and our religious traditions”.
- Organiser of a weeklong Workshop for ministers and civil society organizations from Europe, Namibia, Rwanda and other African countries, as well as the Western Cape Region, on: “Bible – Church – Gender – Sexuality”, at UWC, 7-14 February 2016, sponsored by the Desmond Tutu Centre for Spirituality and Society, and in cooperation with the South African Faith and Family Institute (SAFF), Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (I AM), and the Centre for Christian Spirituality (CCS). Opening meditation on “Biblical creation stories and the role and place of Eve”. Responsible to coordinate and edit the publication capturing the event.
The Prophet Amos, a monograph compiled from seven talks on Trans-World Radio, 1976. Bellville, Cape Town. (70 pages)
Lombard, C. & O’Linn, B (eds.): The Choice! Namibia Peace Plan 435 or Society under Siege!, published by NPP 435, Windhoek, January 1986 (110 pages).
Hunter, J. & Lombard, C. (eds.) 1992.Multi-Party Democracy, Civil Society and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa.(Papers from the 14th Southern African Social Science Conference, Windhoek). 1992. Windhoek: SAUSSC (224 pages).
C. Lombard (ed.) 1995. Ecumenism and Evangelism, papers presented at a CCN Workshop on “Education and Information on Ecumenism and Evangelism”, Windhoek, July 1993. Windhoek: EIN Publications (84 pages).
C. Lombard (ed.) 1995. Worshipping God as Africans. Report on the AFALMA-Namibia Workshop and Festival, Windhoek, 7-12 December 1993. Windhoek: EIN Publications (100 pages).
Hunter, J.H. & Lombard, C. (eds.) 1995. Let us become ONE. Namibian contributions towards church unification in the Dutch Reformed Family. (Kom ons word EEN. Namibiese bydraes tot kerkeenwording in die “NGK familie”). Windhoek: EIN Publications (186 pages) (Eng. 1996).
C. Lombard (ed.). 1997. Namibië - die muur van swye(the Afrikaans version of the book by Siegfried Groth: Namibia - the Wall of Silence, translated by Prof J.H. Hunter and Mrs J Hunter, with a Foreword by C. Lombard). Windhoek: EIN Publications (200 pages).
Lessing, H. & Lombard, C. (editors) 1997. “That South West Africa may become a free and independent country” 25th Anniversary of the Open Letter 1971. Windhoek: Paulinum and EIN (90 pages).
Lombard, C. (ed.) 1997. Harlech-Jones, B. A New Thing? The Namibian Independence Process, 1989-1990. Windhoek: EIN Publications (212 pages).
Conradie, E and Lombard, C. (eds.) Discerning God's justice in church, society and academy, Festschrift for Jaap Durand, Stellenbosch: SUN Press, 2009.
C. Lombard & E. Petersen (eds.). 2015. Theological reflections on root causes of abuse of women in intimate relationships – a resource for faith leaders. Bellville: Desmond Tutu Centre for Spirituality and Society / South African Faith and Family Institute (73 pages).
C. Lombard. A.A. van Ruler’s Theology of Joy. Towards a Reformed Spirituality for Life on this Earth and The Surprising Theology of Desmond Tutu (Cape Town: University of the Western Cape). [Publication in process]
“The neighbour as disturber of my peace” (Afrikaans), in Polumnia, theological magazine of the Theological Faculty, Stellenbosch, 1973:17-20.
“The social and cultural sciences”, published in the proceedings of a Seminar for Guidance Teachers, Windhoek: Academy of tertiary Education, 1985.
“The two Biblical accounts of creation and Women’s Liberation” (in Afrikaans: Die twee Bybelse skeppingsverhale en die bevryding van die vrou), in Logos, Vol. 6, nr. 2, 1986:4-33.
“Personal impressions of a talk with SWAPO”, opinion piece in the Namibian, August 29, 1986.
“A visit to the UNIN in Lusaka”, Academy Bulletin, Summer 1986, 3-5.
“The prospects for a just and honourable peace in Namibia - impressions of talks with SWAPO”, in Dunamis, Vol. 11, nr. 2/3, 1988:7-10.
“SWA/Namibia - what now?” (Afrikaans), in Word and Action, Vol. 28 (316), 1988:17-19.
“Eve not the culprit” (in Afrikaans), in Insig, February 1989:54-55.
“Justice and peace embrace one another” (in Afrikaans), in a publication of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church on the Belhar Confession, Eenheid - Versoening - Geregtigheid, Belhar, LUS Publishers, 1989:96-104.
“Towards a theory and praxis of ecumenical pilgrimage theology”, in Logos, Vol 9, nr. 1, 1989:69-95.
“The Literature of the Old Testament, Volumes 1-4”, review article (with J.H. Hunter) on a series published by UNISA lecturers (H.L. Bosman, J.J. Burden, F.E. Deist, J.H. le Roux and J.A. Loader), in Facets, April 1989, Vol. 8, nr. 1, 45-61; also published in Scriptura, 36, 1991:51-77.
“Theological research project of the Department of Biblical Studies re the establishment of an ecumenical theological Faculty at the University of Namibia”, in Research Report 1989, published by the Academy Research Committee, 1990:15-17.
"Christianity and Marxism/Socialism with reference to examples from Europe, Latin-America and Africa”, in Research Report 1989, published by the Academy Research Committee, 1990:18-22.
“Theological training in Namibia?” (with D.J. Smit), in Journal for Theology in Southern Africa, Vol. 71, 1990:51-58.
“White African in Namibia” (in Afrikaans: Wit Afrikaan in Namibia), in Wit Afrikane? In gesprek met Nico Smith, ed. M. Hofmeyr et al, Bramley: Taurus, 1990:174-94.
“A Namibian liberation” (in Afrikaans: ’n Namibiese bevryding), in Afrikaners tussen die tye, ed. B.C. Lategan and H. Müller, Bramley: Taurus, 1990:78-89.
Syllabus, Religious and Moral Education, Grades 8-10, published under my chairmanship, December 1990.
“Theological research project regarding the establishment of a Department of Religious Studies”, in Research Report 1991, published by the Academy Research Committee, 1992:21-22.
“Multi-Party Democracy, Civil Society and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa - Perspectives from the 14th SAUSSC”. Chapter in Hunter & Lombard (eds.), Multi-Party Democracy, Civil Society and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa. Windhoek:SAUSSC, 1992:1-19.
“Psalm 85”, in: C.W. Burger, B.A. Müller & D.J. Smit (eds.), Riglyne vir die Prediking oor Regverdiging en Reg (Guidelines for Preaching on Justification and Justice), in the series: Woord teen die Lig, Vol. III/3, Cape Town: Lux Verbi, 1993:339-44.
“Research priorities in Religion and Society in Namibia”, in K.K. Prah (ed.), Social Science Research Priorities for Namibia, Cape Town: CODESRIA/University of Namibia, 1993:230-51. (Proceedings of the Conference on Social Science Research Priorities for Namibia, organized by the University of Namibia in cooperation with CODESRIA, Windhoek, 30 March - 1 April 1992).
“The relevance and challenge of Van Ruler’s theology”, in The relevance of Theology for the 1990's (eds. J. Mouton & B. Lategan), Pretoria: HSRC, 1994:549-69.
“The Study of Religion in Independent Namibia”, in Scriptura,53, 1995:2, 97-124.
C. Lombard (with A. Odendaal and S.M.H. Rose-Junius): “Worldwide State of the Family: Namibia”, in Worldwide State of the Family (Reports and Observations prepared for the Sixth International Congress of PWPA, Seoul, Korea, August 1995), Editor: G. Anderson, PWPA. 126-129.
“In Response to Nyambura Njoroge: Ecumenical Theological Education and the Church in Africa Today”, and: “In Response to Renier Koegelenberg: Ecumenical Theological Education and the World”, in Ministerial Formation , 71, October 1995, Geneva: WCC. 26-28, 34-37.
“Preface” and “Ecumenism and Evangelism - Summary, Evaluation and Projections”, in Ecumenism and Evangelism (editor: C.Lombard), Windhoek: EIN Publications. 1995:65-78.
C. Lombard (with B. Tjingaete): “Wat het met EGKA gebeur?”/”What happened to the ERCA?”, in Kom ons word EEN (editors: C. Lombard & J. Hunter), Windhoek: EIN Publications. 1995:21-40.
C. Lombard (with S. Mbambo): “Worshipping God as Africans: Reflections on an important AFALMA-Namibia Event”, in Worshipping God as Africans, Windhoek: EIN Publications. 1995:75-96.
“Shattering SWAPO’s Wall of Silence. Book review: S. Groth: Namibische Passion. Tragik und Grösse der namibische Befreiungsbewegung. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag, 1995”, in the Windhoek Observer, 24 June 1995.
“Religious and Moral Education in Independent Namibia”, published in: Interreligious and Intercultural Education. Methodologies, Conceptions and Pilot Projects in South Africa, Namibia, Great Britian, the Netherlands and Germany. Papers of an International Symposium on Religious Education, held in Hamburg, September 1994 (editor: W. Weisse, Hamburg University). Munster: Comenius Institut, 1996:63-81.
“Alarming stories from the darker side of the struggle. Book review: S. Groth: Namibia - the Wall of Silence. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag, 1995”, in a pamphlet published by the BWS Movement, Windhoek, March 1996. A shortened Afrikaans version also appeared in TEMPO during March 1996.
“Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Namibia”, written on 8 March 1996, and appeared in the following papers during the next week: Republikein, TEMPO, Namibian, Windhoek Observer, Advertiser.
“Contextual and theoretical considerations in the Namibian curricular process”, paper delivered at the Utrecht International Research Symposium on Interreligious and Intercultural Education, the Netherlands, 26-29 September 1996, and published in:Crossing Boundaries. Contributions to Interreligious and Intercultural Education(eds. Trees Andree, Cok Bakker and Peter Schreiner). Münster: Comenius Institut/Utrecht University, 1997:111-123.
“Van Ruler se nalatenskap en relevansie vir vandag” (“Van Ruler’s legacy and relevance for today”), introduction to the Dutch bibliography on the work of A.A. van Ruler, in: Inventaris van het Archief van Prof. Dr Arnold Albert van Ruler (1908-1970), Utrecht: University Library. 1997:xxix-li (29-51).
“The detainee issue: where are we now?”, in:Chronik einer Debatte, a publication on the debate about the detainee issue in Namibia. Wuppertal: Vereinigte Evangelische Mission. 1997.
“Three major problems facing Christianity in Africa: Identity crisis, authoritarianism and the ongoing process of marginalization”, in: Ministerial Formation, Geneve: WCC, 1998/1. (Contribution to the WCC Pre-Assembly Meeting in Windhoek, Dec. 1997).
“The role of religion in the transformation of Namibian society: the churches and human rights”, in: Dialogue and Alliance, Vol. 11, Nr. 1, 1997:94-119. (also as a chapter in a book on papers delivered at a PWPA Conference in Johannesburg, 9-12 January 1997: Religion and Transformation in Southern Africa, eds. T.G. Walsh & F. Kaufmann. St Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House. 1999:103-130.
“The role of the churches in the reconstruction of Namibian society: the churches, the new kairos and visions of despair and hope”. In: Reconstruction. The WCC Assembly Harare 1998 and the churches in Southern Africa. Ed. L. Lagerwerf. Zoetermeer: Meinema. 1998:162-197. (Also in: Journal of Religion and Theology in Namibia, Vol. 1, Nr. 1, 1999:38-87).
“Inculturation and Ecumenism”. In: Essays and exercises in Ecumenism (Ed. C. Lombaard). Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications. 1999:353-368.
Inaugural lecture: The Ethics of Listening, published in the UNITWIN Series, Utrecht University, 1999.
“The detainee issue - an unresolved test-case for SWAPO, the churches and civil society”, published in a book on Namibia after independence. Eds. Ingolf Diener and Olivier Graeffe:Contemporary Namibia. The first landmarks of a post-apartheid society, published in French (Karthala & UNESCO) and English (Windhoek: Gamsberg Macmillan), 2001:161-184.
“The impact of religion on Namibian society”, a chapter (with P. Isaak and other colleagues) in the Sociology reader (edited by V. Winterfeldt, T. Fox and M. Pimpelani), Namibia, Sociology, Society. Windhoek: University of Namibia Press. 2002:87-122.
Waarom sou ek nog kerk toe gaan?” in: W.D. Jonker, Die relevansie van die kerk: Teologiese reaksies op die betekenis van die kerk in die wêreld. Wellington: Bybel-Media, 2008, pp. 179-208.
“Van Ruler, Albert Arnold (1908-1970)”, in: Christelike Kernensiklopedie, Gaum, F., Boesak, A, Botha, W. (eds.). Wellington: Bybelkor/Lux Verbi, p. 1136.
“Belhar as public theology - Honouring Jaap Durand”, in: Discerning God's justice in church, society and academy, Festschrift for Jaap Durand (eds. Ernst Conradie & Christo Lombard), Stellenbosch: SUN PRESS, 2009, pp. 93-130.
“Van Ruler en die ‘ware Calvyn’: waarheen met die Gereformeerde tradisie?”, in: Men moet telkens opnieuw de reuzenzwaai aan de rekstok maken (“Van Ruler and the ‘true Calvin’: Whither with the Reformed Tradition?”), editors Dirk van Keulen, George Harinck & Gijsbert van den Brink. Zoetermer; Boekencentrum, 2009, pp. 23-36.
Christo Lombard: Max. L. Stackhouse and Diane B. Obenchain, eds. God and Globalization, vol. 3: Christ and the Dominions of Civilization (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2002), pp. xii + 347, ISBN 9781563383717 (hbk). Book review in the accredited International Journal of Public Theology, Vol. 3, Nr. 2, 2009, pp. 255-257. [On pp. 265-272 Stackhouse wrote an extensive reaction to this and other reviews of his work].
“South Africa and Namibia as examples of Religious and Moral Education in contexts of change”, at the international conference on Values, Religions and Education in Changing Societies (editors: K. Sporre and J. Mannberg (eds.), Dordrecht/Heidelberg: Springer, 2010, pp. 129-144.
“Summaries of the day”, in: Conference Proceedings: Social Transformation, Leadership and Healing, Marion Keim (Ed.). Stellenbosch: EFSA. 2010, pp. 65-70 and 111-112.
“Justice, Mercy and Humility. The Churches’ Response to the Challenge of Globalism”, in: Dreaming a different world. Globalization and Justice for Humanity and the Earth. The challenge of the Accra Confession for the Churches (eds. A Boesak, C Amjad-Ali, J Weusmann). Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche, Germany and the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa. 2010, pp. 7-16.
“God and globalization: an investigation into the ‘Stackhouse Project’ on globalization and its theological underpinnings”, in: Globalization II: Global crisis, global challenge, global faith(eds. Allan Boesak and Len Hansen), Stellenbosch: Sun Press, 2010, pp. 203-220.
Globalisation as a challenge to the churches: Theological foundations for a Reformed contribution to the debate”, in: Globalization II: Global crisis, global challenge, global faith(eds. Allan Boesak and Len Hansen), Stellenbosch: Sun Press, 2010, pp. 243-264.
“Church, God, and Civil Society – A Namibian Case Study”, in: W.F. Storrar, P.J. Casarela and P.L. Metzger, eds., A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology. 2011. Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, pp. 221-247.
“Theology for the twenty-first century – Going beyond Barth?”, in: L. Hansen, N. Koopman and R. Vosloo (eds.) 2011. Living Theology. Essays presented to Dirk J. Smit on his sixtieth birthday. Wellington: Bible Media, pp. 91-106.
Article on “Ecology and Pneuma: Needing and Finding Each Other?” In: Journal of Reformed Theology, 6.1, 2012, pp. 114 ff.
Article on “Van Ruler: God’s joy in re-creation”, in: Conradie, EM (ed) 2012. Creation and Salvation: Volume 2: A Companion on Recent Theological Movements. Studies in Religion and the Environment, Vol. 6. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 131-136.
“Theology for the twenty-first century - Going beyond Barth?”, in Ned Geref Teologiese Tydskrif(NGTT), Vol 54, Supplement 5, 2013:209-220
"Willie Jonker’s gentle Reformed promptings for justice”, in: Vosloo, R & Plaatjes-Van Huffel, MA (eds.), The Reformed Churches in South Africa and the Struggle, 2013:280-292. Stellenbosch: SUN Press.
“Ecumenical anecdotes illustrating various forms of ‘ecumenicity’”, in: Conradie, EM (ed.) South African Perspectives on Notions and Forms of Ecumenicity, 2013: 101-146. Stellenbosch: SUN Press.
Contributions on “I believe in the Holy Spirit” (Ek glo in die Heilige Gees), towards a study document for the Dutch Reformed Church Synod: Die Apostoliese Geloofsbelydenis: ‘n Eietydse Uitleg. (Cape Town: BM Publishers), 2013, pp. 85-105.
Brochure published at the launch of the Desmond Tutu Centre (2 December 2014), at the University of the Western Cape, containing the key note address delivered: C. Lombard - Desmond Tutu’s Style of Ethical Leadership. Bellville: University of the Western Cape.
“Feminist perspectives: ‘Anti-Eve’ attitudes in the Biblical and Christian Tradition”, in: Theological reflections on root causes of abuse of women in intimate relationships – a resource for faith leaders. 2015:63-70. Bellville: Desmond Tutu Centre for Spirituality and Society / South African Faith and Family Institute (73 pages).
“Points to ponder: Gender-based violence and a Christian reaction today?”, in: Theological reflections on root causes of abuse of women in intimate relationships – a resource for faith leaders. 2015:71-73 (as above).
“Beyers Naudé and the theology of reconciliation”. Paper delivered at the occasion of Beyers Naudé’s centenary celebrations in Uppsala, Sweden, on 10-11 May 2015, and published in Faith as politics. Reflections in commemoration of Beyers Naudé (1915-2004), Ed. Henning Melber. Uppsala: The Nordic Africa Institute, 2015, pp. 55-72.
Membership in Professional & Academic Organizations
- Editorial Experience
- Editorial Board, Southern African Journal for Biblical Studies
- Editorial Board, Journal for the Study of Religion
- Editor, EIN, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
- Co-editor, UNITWIN Series on Namibia, Utrecht University, Netherlands
- Editor, Journal of Religion and Theology in Namibia, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
- Old Testament Society of Southern Africa
- Biblical Studies Society of Southern Africa
- Theological Society of Southern Africa
- Institute for Contextual Theology
- Institute for Reformation Studies
- Society for Biblical Literature
- American Academy of Religion
- Philosophical Society of Southern Africa
- African Association for the Study of Religion
- Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa
- National Society for Human Rights (Namibia)
- South Africa Faith and Family Institute