Tag: South Africa

The Dutch Reformed Church and Homosexuality

It’s been almost 4 weeks since the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa has made a significant change in its position regarding homosexuality, though it seems this was only a rubber stamping of a popular view in the denomination Not Learning From History The Dutch Reformed Church had a hard time in South Africa. As…

Some Christian Thoughts about #FeesMustFall

Recently South Africa experienced a spate of student protests that has been dubbed by many as historic. During this time I had a number of requests by students for my thoughts on the issue. I remember getting home on the first Sunday after the end of the protests and reading a blog that said something…

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…

9 Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking in South Africa

1. The Government of South Africa does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking[i] 2. In May 2013, parliament passed the Prevention and Combatting of Trafficking in Persons Act (PACOTIP), which was signed by President Zuma in July 2013[ii] Mthunzi Mhaga, spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services,…

The Gospel in South Africa #16: Another Wave of Charismatics

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 sixteenth in a series of posts I am doing on pivotal moments for the Gospel in…