Many of us expect the blessings of family, marriage, and children from God as a reward for our faithful service to Him. Yet our eyes turn to the words of God to Jeremiah and we see that when we serve God, sometimes we must break culture.
One of the most challenging things for all of us called to teach and preach God’s Word is to learn to silence our biases and cultural expectations sufficiently to see what the Word actually says rather than what we expect it or want it to say. Here are three common hermeneutical and homiletical traits of the charismatic/pentecostalized tradition to recognize in order to move toward a more biblically-grounded homiletic.
To evaluate our practice of prayer, consider these five things: 3 “Dont’s” and 2 “Do’s”.
As Christianity continues to shift to the global south, the gospel witness will be propagated from this continent. But what gospel will be proclaimed?
The continuing popularity of the Prosperity Gospel among African Christians arose from the fact that biblical metaphors have assumed new meanings in rapidly changing socio-economic situations. The emphasis on prosperity has become a powerful metaphor in negotiating wider socio-economic concerns.
Why does Neo-Pentecostalism flourish in Sub-Saharan Africa? It resonates with the African holistic mindset in its promises of personal well-being.
How does ‘seeding’ work when you cannot make God do anything? The answer lies in understanding the bible writers’ use of this agrarian term.
Today there is shameful materialism, deceit and selfishness among some men and women who were called by God. How then does one become a good and effective Christian leader?