The Philosophers (Part 3): Plato

Let’s get something very clear. Paul wasn’t writing the “Bible.” He was just a preacher writing letters to his converts, explaining a revolutionary concept later called “Christianity.” Like any other writer Paul made literary references, sometimes to poets, sometimes to philosophers, sometimes to playwrights. And sometimes he used sports analogy, just like we do when[…]

The Political Dimension Of The Church (Part 1)

The church is a spiritual federation. The architecture of the church is similar to that of the internet. There’s no single point of failure. The gates of hell cannot prevail. Matthew 16:18. The brand architecture of the church is what we will call endorsed brand architecture in my line of work. There are various forms[…]

The Modern Church: Imperatives (Part 1)

Churches are critical to developing economies. They often constitute the social security system of developing nations. Churches take street urchins aka “area boys” off the streets; they reach out to sex workers, act as ameliorators for mental health challenges, organise conferences for SMEs, set up hospitals, set up schools, feed the hungry, take care of[…]

The Coming Reformation

If you ask the average Pentecostal what Pentecostalism is he’ll probably tell you it’s a Christian denomination defined by the experience of speaking in tongues as evidence of in-filing of the Holy Spirit. Pentecostals are huge on practical relationship with the Holy Spirit. They believe God can speak to you directly, hold conversations with you[…]

Total Man (Part 8) – Good Versus Evil

God is an arborist, among other hobbies. He specialises in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, does tree surgery. Over and over again we see his interest in trees in scriptures. He keeps using arboricultural analogies: “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you,[…]

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