Reform and Progress

Thought Leaders Series: 2019 As a student of history, I have come to realise that achieving policy and institutional reforms, although extremely difficult, is still relatively easier than mobilising potential beneficiaries to see, engage and flourish from such changes. If one can draw from ancient antiquity, It is one thing to bring the people out … Continue reading Reform and Progress

Fixed mindset v Growth mindset

Thought Leaders Series: 2019 The issue with religious folks (all faiths) lies in their understanding and interpretation of ‘reality’. For religious folks reality is subjective, therefore events and history is subjective. In other words reality is seen only through the theological or doctrinal tenets of their ‘sacred text’. The issue here is that these sacred … Continue reading Fixed mindset v Growth mindset

The Task Upon Us

Thought Leaders Series: 2018 The writers of the religious texts which form the basis of most known faith traditions were trying to make sense of their world, challenging social norms, and offering a moral vision of how communities, kingdoms and states can function effectively. Some of their ideas are enduring, while others are shortsighted. Therefore, … Continue reading The Task Upon Us

Christian doctrine and Anthromorphism

Thought Leaders Series:2018 By way of context, anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. A behaviour which psychologists describe as innate to humans. For example, in religion and mythology, anthropomorphism is the perception of a divine being or beings in human form, or the recognition of human qualities in … Continue reading Christian doctrine and Anthromorphism