Holiday – Holy Day

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

From Gilgal to Jericho: from aid dependency to self-sufficiency (Joshua 5:9-12)

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)

Being Human

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

On the Bible

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