Tag: Christianity

Does the Bible teach that Jesus is God?

Have you ever had one of those conversations, you know the one where someone says something so obviously ridiculous that you are not sure how to answer. One of my least favourite is when someone says that the Bible doesn’t teach that Jesus is God. You might hear it from some friendly Jehovah Witnesses knocking…

Do Runners Have an Inside Scoop on the Faith?

This past Saturday I did the Soweto Energizer Race. Don’t get too excited, I only did the 5km, although it ended up being 7km. Seeing all the runners and thinking about things I overhear my many super-zealous runner friends say, I can’t help but see parallels to the Christian life. Scripture compares the Christian life…

Diversity in South Africa: What Will Work?

Last week we asked the question, “what strategy will work for bringing about reconciling peaceful relationship in the diverse nation that is South Africa?”. We then looked at secularism and found it somewhat wanting for the task. Today I would like to suggest strategy for dealing with the divisiveness of religion that will work. That…

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…