Stanley Hauerwas is one of the most important theological voices in the world. His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. He was also named "America’s Best Theologian" by Time magazine in 2001 to which he famously responded, 'best' is not a theological category.
The cross and resurrection of Christ are some of the central happenings of human history. They are very difficult events to ignore, even though they happened in a relatively unimportant country just about 2000 years ago. The events around Jerusalem and Golgotha offer very controversial and for some offensive commentary on the human condition and a radical solution to our existential questions and brokenness. What is the crucifixion-resurrection: A stumbling block; foolishness or the wisdom of God. This talk investigates a Christian perspective on these questions.
Rev. Rogers speaks on the role the Church in fulfilling the great commission reflecting on Acts 17
Rev. Rodgers Atwebembeire is the Eastern Africa Regional Director of the Africa Centre for Apologetics Research (ACFAR), a ministry equipping believers in Africa for the defense of the faith, biblical discernment and cult evangelism. He is also the pastor of New City Community Church – a reformed Presbyterian Church in Kampala, Uganda. Rodgers lectures at several theological institutions on African Church history, Apologetics and New Religious Movements as well as serving on several Boards of like-minded para-church organizations.
There are much beauty and good in the world, but there are also horrors both physically and morally. Humanity seems in a struggle for survival, and yet Christians claim that God is all-good, all-knowing, and all-powerful. If God is all these things, then why is there evil in the world?
Born in Zimbabwe to a Malawian father and Zimbabwean mother, Stephen had a devastating childhood, being abandoned by his parents at the age of six and placed in a cruel orphanage.
In the years that followed, Stephen lived rough under a bridge, eventually forming a formidable and dangerous gang with other homeless kids, known as "the Black Shadows".
Initially involved with petty crime, the gang later joined the political struggle in Zimbabwe against the "rebel regime".
When a travelling evangelist came to town, the Black Shadows postponed their plan to bomb a bank frequented by white people, preferring to massacre everyone attending one of the Christian meetings.
Armed with a bag of home-made bombs, hand guns, AK47s and knives, they sat at the back to initially disrupt the meeting. Then, instead of throwing the bombs, Stephen stayed to listen...