In the Churches Blog

Prophetic hallucinations and the freedom of worship

May 23, 2017
A HARARE based prophet who made headlines early this year that he had had lunch with God at his home in Sunningdale has gone a wild step further grabbing news headlines by claiming last week that he is the fourth influential figure after God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. ...

Impact of a united family on children

May 15, 2017
THE world will be celebrating the International Day of Families on May 15. As we celebrate this important day, let us reflect on some principles for creating a united and happy family as well as the impact of such family on our children. A happy family helps produce happy and ...

Soccer­predicting prophets merely playing ‘games’

May 15, 2017
CLAIMS by Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) leader and Yadah Stars Football Club owner, Walter Magaya, that his side’s 7­2 defeat last Saturday was a result of a spiritual warfare provokes debate of the obsession of modern day prophets with soccer. In recent times, we have heard the so-called prophets ...

Understanding the call of God upon your life

March 27, 2017
Everyone who comes into the world has a tailor-made role that they are called to play for the betterment of mankind. The tragedy, however, is that many people purposelessly drift through life and never come to understand why God brought them here. If one lacks knowledge concerning their purpose, they ...

Magaya and the Mysterious Black Bag

March 13, 2017
MY humble knowledge of the things of GOD The Almighty, Creator of all things, tells me that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are indeed just that ­ Spirit ­ and they dwell everywhere and every time. So, it came as a huge surprise to ...

Religious theatrics undermining the church’s influence on national governance

February 23, 2017
THE Pentecostal and prophetic movement undeniably remains the most talked ­about faith in Zimbabwe today which, nonetheless, has poignantly weakened the church’s standing on issues of national governance, depleting the ecclesiastical of its general societal influence. By the term ‘church,’ in this instalment, I refer both to formal denominations and ...

Is Pastor Evan Mawarire worthy of being called a hero?

February 7, 2017
Zimbabwe has a long history of cherishing icons and heroes. Does Pastor Evan Mawarire belong in this pantheon? MBUYA Nehanda is a name that almost every Zimbabwean knows. A legendary woman who led resistance to British colonial rule in the First Chimurenga, Mbuya Nehanda was a spiritual leader who was ...

Mawarire a rare breed of the clergy, says Zuze

February 6, 2017
BAPTIST Pastor Evan Mawarire will go down in Zimbabwean history as one among a handful clerics who chose the least travelled and daunting route by eloquently shooting holes in government’s excesses and further, urging non­violent protests against the same before fleeing the country last year. The default tendency of the ...

Pastor Evan Mawarire’s difficult second act

February 6, 2017
I spent most of Thursday wandering in circles around the Harare Magistrates’ Court, on the aptly-named Rotten Row, waiting for police to bring Pastor Evan Mawarire to court. He never came. After arresting him at the airport on his return to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, the police are taking full advantage ...

AFCON 2017 Africa’s prophets gone on holiday

February 1, 2017
THE Africa Cup of Nations is upon us now and one thing that has been conspicuous by its absence is the flurry of prophecies and predictions by the so-called Men of God of the likely outcome in this tournament. I “googled” and searched the web to make sure I did ...
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