Implications for Africans who turn from ancestor worship can be severe, angering family members. So we must count the cost and seek comfort from the church.
Faithfulness to pastoring God’s people is a call for all pastors. Beyond preaching the word are you committed to intimately knowing & shepherding the flock?
In a previous article, I explored why the AmaBishop show became so popular among the South African population. One of the reasons was that it tackled serious issues in a populist manner. One of these, which evidently resonated with many viewers, was the issue of abuse in the church. Sadly, AmaBishop highlighted that very few churches respond well to victims of abuse—particularly claims against Christian leaders. These instances point to a damning lack of properly responding to victims of abuse. A guest on AmaBishop had experienced domestic abuse from her husband. Her husband, it turns out, was a pastor. Describing...
COVID-19 has been tough on everyone. But in such times, we might learn from God that we are creatures, our lives are cluttered, and we need community
Africans have always valued community. But we’re losing this, becoming individualistic. Thus this book is a necessary reminder: God made us for friendship.