Religion & Society Blog

Modern­day prophets becoming Africa’s major pull-­back factor

June 26, 2017
AFRICA can never dream of attaining meaningful change in the wake of a highly popular message of breakthroughs and miracles being spearheaded by prophets in the continent at the expense of the timeless values of hard work and sustainable development. Christianity has, ironically, played a very significant role in the ...

Makandiwa feud with millionaire couple an expose of wealth gospel

June 18, 2017
THE exponent of the prosperity gospel in Zimbabwe and leader of United Family International Church (Ufic), Emmanuel Makandiwa, is reportedly embroiled in a messy feud with a millionaire couple Mr. and Mrs. Upenyu Mashangwa owing to over US$1 million in tithes, offerings and other contributions to the church. It is ...

Prosperity Gospel And Pentecostalism Destroying Africa

June 6, 2017
Africa is currently experiencing another form of slavery through Pentecostalism. We are now mentally lazy and our ability to reason, scientifically, has been incapacitated. The African pastor won’t talk about Usain Bolt or Serena Williams. The African Pastor won’t talk about Steve Jobs or the young people in Silicon Valley ...

Zimbabwe’s astronomic crime rate hardly a fulfillment of prophecy

June 5, 2017
ZIMBABWE is slowly but surely edging towards becoming a ‘South Africa’ in terms of crime. There is an evident wave of robbery and murder crimes sweeping across the country. The courts have been filled with multiple cases of robbery. Further, there is a reported surge in gun­related crimes in the ...

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 ...
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