Thought Leaders Series: 2018 Did they fall from heaven? Were they passed on by Jesus? By way of context let us examine some building blocks. First, systematic theology. This term which sounds like something out of an engineering lab, is a discipline of Christian theology that formulates an orderly, rational, and coherent account of the … Continue reading How did Christian doctrines come about?
Thought Leaders Series: 2018 The artist popularly known as Madonna released a hit single in 1983, entitled Holiday. Like all magical stories, Holiday had been turned down by singers Phyllis Hyman and Mary Wilson, formerly of The Supremes. In similar vein with the vision of the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, this song calls for … Continue reading Holiday – Holy Day
Thought Leaders Series: 2018 The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt.” And so that place is called Gilgal [shame or reproach] to this day. While the Israelites were camped in Gilgal they kept the passover in the evening on the fourteenth day of the month in … Continue reading From Gilgal to Jericho: from aid dependency to self-sufficiency (Joshua 5:9-12)
Thought Leaders Series: 2018 Religion recognises a metaphysical dimension, as such, human challenges are often explained employing the concept of causes and effects, largely, as agency of either God or Satan. In fact in earlier development of Judaism we see both good and evil coming from God, and Satan or the devil acting as an … Continue reading Being Human
Who truly am I? The quest for a sense of identity: an exploration of the Book of Exodus In previous weeks, we established that unlike traditional doctrine that the Old Testament was written by Moses, it was in fact written retrospectively by multiple contributors. Most scholars now agree that the recording of their oral history, … Continue reading Today @ Healingsprings fellowship
By way of background, we know that what we refer to today as the New Testament is a collection of letters between members of the early or primitive church, and various biographical accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry. Then, why was the Old Testament written? The Old Testament was written as a means of galvanising … Continue reading Today @ Healingsprings fellowship
Thought Leaders Series: 2018 The Bible provides us with insight into a people that were trying to make sense and articulate the world around them. They did this based on the body of knowledge at their disposal, and the sociopolitical wrangling of their time. The best way to describe these contributors in today’s terms would … Continue reading On the Bible