The recent news implicating Ravi Zacharias in a sex scandal has left many disillusioned and hurt. It also came on the back of a year in which other high profile Christians were found guilty of similar misconduct. Join us as we try to process this through a Biblical lens.
We chat to Petrus Grove, a Free State farmer and Reformed pastor about farm murders and what an appropriate response would look like. Learn more about the farming initiative Petrus is involved with at www.mdfoundation.co.za or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqAwG9jg398&t=1s
With the current racial tension here in South Africa and globally, Miroslav Volf's magnus opus is more relevant today than ever before. It is however a tough read, which is why we want to wrestle through it in community.
Any serious student of the bible and culture should familiarize him or herself with the worldview of Critical Theory. In the last few years it has become the dominant lens through which many, especially the cultural elite, see the world. On Sunday we will discuss this worldview and explore biblical foundations for seeking God's justice in a sinful world.
We speak to Dr Anthony Bradley who is a professor of religious studies, chair of the program in Religious and Theological Studies, director of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at The King's College in New York City. He is also a research fellow at The Acton Institute.
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...
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and mythology expert who has exploded onto the cultural scene in the last few years. He might just be the world's most popular intellectual figure at the moment. Who is he, what should you know about him and why have his ideas gained so much traction of late? Over the next two Sundays, we will discuss the Jordan Peterson phenomenon and reflect on his work from a Christian perspective.