Category: Christianity

Diversity in South Africa: Is Secularism the Answer?

In South Africa we celebrate diversity, though at times it raises problems that besmirch our ‘rainbow nation’. In fact, there are those that see no room for this diversity, normally relegated to the far right of our political sphere. However, by and large, diversity is accepted; the preamble to our constitution says, “We, the people…

Is Christianity Relevant for Africans?

With God’s sovereign removal of exclusively white political rule in South Africa, there have been implications for Christianity that has arrested many thinking South Africans. Is Christianity just a white man’s religion, a tool of oppression and control? Does one deny their identity by converting to Christianity? These are real questions that are grappled with…

The Gospel in South Africa #6: The Great Trek

The following is an excerpt from Dr Kevin Roy’s book “Zion City RSA” with a few alterations, additions and subtractions by me to make it more suitable for the blogging format. For the full bibliography see the bottom of the article This is the sixth in a series of posts I am doing on pivotal moments for the Gospel…

Horror: A Christian Perspective

­Can Christians watch Horror or does the entire genre ­have nothing redeemable about it? I had never given it much thought till a conversation with a friend recently who got me thinking about the issue. It needs to be said from the outset that your own ideas of how art is supposed to function as…

The Complexity of Freedom

Freedom is a complex thing; one freedom invariably affects another freedom. For example if you want the freedom of a longer life, you may have to limit the freedom of being able to eat whatever you want. This can also be seen in the history of South Africa- Liberties were enjoyed by a particular group…