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,[…]

Total Man (Part 4) – The Man Of Sin

Hitler was an evil man. A very, very evil man. He was not a garden variety of evil. He was thoroughly possessed by Satan. His spiritual mainstay was Theosophy – an esoteric, racist, highfalutin rendition of occultism. The beliefs of Theosophy are predominantly based on the writings of Helena Blavatsky. Wikipedia describes her as an[…]

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