Apologetics in Africa: An Introduction #AfricanApologetics

In an age of religious tolerance and political correctness, Christians are pressured to apologise for what they believe in. Talk of God, faith, repentance, holiness, salvation and eternity in an age of many choices, is cushioned in politeness, hushed tones, diluted convictions and platitudinous confessions. Winsomeness has its place, but half-hearted witness is ineffective for our time. Social media timelines are filled with videos and images that are a reflection of how much we have elevated the self, to the point of obscuring any confrontation of ideas, except those ideas that are non-Christian. On the other hand, African Christianity is...

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Faith and (No) Work

I recently had the privilege of attending a “faith and work” event in Midrand, Johannesburg. It was packed out, and by all accounts a very fruitful time. However, the question that kept knawing at me as I listened, the question that I should have asked the panel but didn’t, was “what about faith and no work?” For many African Christians who would pack out an even bigger venue, a “faith and work” event is a luxury. In fact, the whole “faith and work” question is a luxury. what about faith and no work? For so many African Christians, the question...

God’s Incomparable Riches Mean You Lack Nothing

One of the greatest incentives that the Bible offers believers to guard them from being enslaved by money, possessions or riches is that God is incomparably rich. We live in a world where most people believe: “the richer the better.” And there is good reason for this. With more money comes access to healthier food, better health care, higher quality education, increased life expectancy and so on. There is a sense in which “money answers everything” (Eccl. 10:19). However, those who want to live their lives under the authority of the Bible have to always ask the question, “how can...

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