"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. 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’?
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
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
Next year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This term, I have been privileged to attend a 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?