In the Churches Blog

Walking­on­water ‘miracle’: Christianity has lost its way

March 22, 2016
EACH time I write articles which border on exposing deception, I have had numerous responses in feedback and a particular question has always featured prominently. With the deep emotions that accompany religion, the exchanges for and against have always been laden with emotion. The primary motive of this scope of ...

Where is the church?

March 17, 2016
HAS the Zimbabwean church, whose public persona is dominated by tabloid headlines of trashy stories, betrayed its multitudes of members during what could be the country’s greatest time of need? Over 80 percent of Zimbabwe’s population professes allegiance to one Christian denomination or another. Religion does not only provide a ...

Any more proof needed that these prophets are taking people for a ride?

February 24, 2016
Zimbabwe, this year, faces the worst drought in recent years with devastating effects threatening the livelihood of millions. AS we entered into the year 2016, exactly seven weeks ago, the country reverberated with messages of a prosperous and stable Zimbabwe coming. Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries prophesied, ...

Why politics cannot be divorced from religion

February 15, 2016
THERE is a convergence between politics and religion; an interconnection so strong that it should be evident at a glance. I write this article against a backcloth of some who conceive that those who identify with religion must be divorced from political themes, whether in opinion or participation. Personally, I ...

Have demons gone modern?

January 14, 2016
The question rang in my mind after watching several people being exorcised of demons by modern-day men of the cloth. If it were a dance I would have described it as well choreographed. There are many things that are puzzling in the sequences when the demons are supposedly chucked out. ...

Are the New African Flamboyant Prophet (NAFP) spiritual operators, or are they simply garden variety conmen?

November 22, 2015
AMONG the 117 emails I received after the publication of my article, By Their Waistlines Ye Shall Know Them, there was one particularly thoughtful one that raised an important problem. If I were to put into my own words the emailer’s line of inquiry, the issue that he raised was this: Does the ...

Debunking Magaya’s 600,000 crowd pulling myth

November 19, 2015
ZIMBABWE has been hit by a storm of alleged prophets or men of god who have been fighting for the prophetic turf in trying to pull crowds and out-manoeuvre each other in the hope of being crowned “Leader of the biggest church” or gathering in the country. The urge to ...

By their waistlines ye shall know them

November 10, 2015
THANKS to the laziness of our journalists and academics, we have up to now not been able to get to the bottom of this new African craze of what are oftentimes handsome, slick, pointed-shoe shod, shiny-suit clad prophets in Africa, with their stylishly groomed facial hair, their phalanx of bodyguards, and their expensive cars. Brother Learnmore ...

Why the State cannot regulate religious beliefs?

October 28, 2015
WHAT can the State do when a sane adult is made to buy an orange fruit for $20 in the belief that they will receive some mythical blessing in return? What can the State do when an adult is made to buy a sticker and some bottled oil for a ...

Investigate ‘miracle’ churches

October 22, 2015
There is a story doing rounds on mobile phones believed to have been published in a Zambian newspaper titled “Some Lusaka prophet sells anointed underwear”. The prophet is said to be targeting women with marital problems, telling them they are possessed by “spiritual” husbands. But these can be repelled by ...
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