Tag: Christianity

The Most Destructive Influences on Christianity in South Africa #5: The ZCC

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 The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) is one of South Africa’s largest churches, yet the facts around it’s founder…

The Most Destructive Influences on Christianity in South Africa #4: The Leaven of Liberalism

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 A profound struggle took place in the mid-1800’s for the Dutch Reformed Church. This struggle occurred between defenders…

Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Do nice guys finish last? I remember having a conversation with pastor and author Doug van Meter about this topic; at the time the question was formulated in my mind as ‘is there a difference between being a good man and being good at being a man?’ (he reflected on this subject here). One of…

11 Things That Are True of Content Christians

Contentment is an ever elusive thing in our modern culture. The more we have the more discontent we feel. Adverts and media are designed to breed discontentment in us. Not only do we have the world seemingly conspiring against us, but often sadness, trials and suffering threaten our contentment.  As Christians we know that we…

8 Things You Should Know About OGOD and Christianity in South African Public Schools

1. Under the Constitution, citizens have the right to establish independent schools, including religious schools, “at their own expense”. But for public schools, the National Policy on Religion dictates that the state must not pay for the promotion of any particular faith. “The state cannot allow unfair access to the use (of) its resources to…