Prosperity ‘gospel’?

"as poor yet making many rich..." 2 Corinthians 6:10 The first disciples were not well off materially, yet they made many rich spiritually by giving them the gospel. ย  Modern day prosperity preachers are well off materially, riding on the riches given them by their flock and thus not only impoverishing them materially, but also … Continue reading Prosperity ‘gospel’?

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Inconvenient Christianity

It is a familiar story. The one where Jesus sets two men free from demonic possession, by sending the demons into a herd of swine and causing the swine to commit mass suicide. Ok that last detail may be exaggerating the storyline just a tad bit. But that's the story in essence. Part of the … Continue reading Inconvenient Christianity

The Blessing and the Responsibility

One of the most oft quoted (misquoted) verses I've heard from friends is 3 John 2, "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers..." It is a popular verse used to justify a certain theology (Word-Faith/Health-Wealth-Prosperity). So, the line of argument goes like … Continue reading The Blessing and the Responsibility

A New Reformation Needed?

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This term, I have been privileged to attend aย TTC (Trinity Theological College) night course about the Reformation. Suffice to say, it has been enlightening learning a little bit more about the history behind our Protestant Reformation. Tonight as I was ironing some clothes, it struck me … Continue reading A New Reformation Needed?