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Jerusalema – TGC Africa

Over the past few months, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a song called Jerusalemaproduced by South African DJ Master KG has trended like wildfire on social media. Fellow Africans from Angola danced to it in a video, which is now known as #JerusalemDance. Later it resulted in a #JerusalemDanceChallenge on TikTok. Views of the song grew... Read more

Christian Genocide in Africa: An Interview with Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper – Bible Gateway Blog

How much are you aware of Christians being singled out for murder in Africa? While the world is fixated on jihadist threats in the Middle East, terrorists are also massacring men, women, and children across lands from Nigeria to Kenya. Two advocates for religious freedom and human rightsone Jewish and one Christianexplain whats happening, why... Read more

World’s largest charity hospital ship to serve the people of Africa

The Global Mercy will launch in 2021Mercy Ships has announced the construction of the world's largest charity hospital ship, the Global Mercy.  Over 18 million people die each year due to lack of surgical care, 93 per cent of them from Africa, but Covid-19 is posing additional challenges to the already strained healthcare systems of... Read more

To African Pastors: From A (New) Western Missionary – TGC Africa

Western missionaries desperately need to remember there are excellent churches in Africa. There are faithful, God-gifted preachers in Africa. We are not the “saviours of the African church.” Christ is the Saviour. We come only as servants of and partners in the gospel. And we need to remember that the Western worldview is not the... Read more

What Africa and the West Can Give Each Other – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: It’s not that Africa needs a different kind of Christianity, but many common challenges for ministry in Africa simply don’t arise in books published in the West. That’s why Conrad Mbewe... Read more

Gods Design for the Church // Book Review – TGC Africa

With this book, Gods Design for the Church, Conrad Mbewe has graced us with a truly significant offering of biblical ecclesiology for the African context and continent. At the beginning of the book, Mbewe lists a number of pastors and pastoral interns who contributed to the contents of the book. In doing this, he specifically... Read more

How To Be Ineffective and Unfruitful // Conrad Mbewe – TGC Africa

[Please note that the sound improves from timestamp 2:22. Apologies for the inconvenience.] Introduction to 2 Peter 1:5-8 This morning we are continuing in our series of sermons entitled ‘Christian, Grow Up!’ We are in 2 Peter 1. And I am recommencing from verse 5 and making our way to verse 8. 2 Peter 1:5-8:... Read more

How to Pick Your Theological Fights with Humility – TGC Africa

Finding the Right Hills to Die On is about seeking a middle ground between those who want to fight about every little theological doctrine and those who are indifferent to theology. Gavin Ortlund accomplishes this by providing a useful method to assess which doctrines should be fought and even divided over. He calls this Theological... Read more

Haufaniri Kufunganya – TGC Africa

Hupenyu hwunokwanisa kuita kuti unzwe zvichirema kuvimba naMwari neramangwana rako. Kune zvinhu zvizhinji zvaufanira kuita, zvizhinji zvaunofanira kubudirira mazviri uye kune vanhu vazhinji vaungazvienzanisa navo. Kune zvizhinji zvausina chokwadi nazvo. Chero ukada kuzvidonongodza hazvingaperi. Zvinhu izvi zvese zvinoita kuti tinetsekane uye kuti tisave nekugadzikana kuti zvinhu zvichazovei mune ramangwana. Nguva zhinji yehupenyu hwangu yandinorangarira, ndapedza... Read more

5 Tips for Christian Entrepreneurs in Africa – TGC Africa

Life is hard. You don’t have to be a Christian (or an entrepreneur) to know that. Life is just hard, for everyone, everywhere. The ancient curse of Genesis 3 hangs over every endeavour like a dark oppressive cloud. However, it doesn’t always seem like everyone is struggling. In fact, people who don’t care about Jesus... Read more

Africa Has Dodged the Worst of the COVID-19 Pandemic | RELEVANT

Early in the pandemic days, there was a good deal of gloomy prophesying about what would happen when the novel coronavirus hit Africa, predicting that the looming health emergency would cripple a continent in which many countries are experiencing high rates of poverty. There were calls for an influx of aid and loans to African... Read more

Have You Counted Your COVID-19 Blessings? – TGC Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), there have been almost 1 million COVID-19 related deaths. Every individual has been negatively affected by the virus in one way or another. Because of this, the world considers COVID-19 to be a curse. But are there benefits from its coming?... Read more

3 Good Ways a Crisis Can Shape Your Faith – TGC Africa

Crises are unsettling. Many Christians, however, agree that the most God honouring way to respond to the fear induced by the COVID-19 crisis is faith. Faith in God is a sure antidote for fear. Fear incapacitates but faith invigorates. John Piper writes that the presence of hope in the invincible sovereignty of God drives out... Read more

Christian vs. Traditional Views of Angels and Demons // Africa Study Bible

Unlike secular materialism, African traditional religion shares with Christians a belief in the spirit world. We Africans understand instinctively the stories of angelic visitations, spiritual warfare, and demonic oppression that are in the Bible. However, major differences exist between the biblical and traditional African understanding of angels and demons. Angels and Demons in the Bible... Read more

A False Rivalry: Gospel Preaching and Social Justice – TGC Africa

Gospel faithfulness as it relates to social justice has increasingly become a polarising discussion within many churches in South Africa. People feel compelled to take a side or make a stand for what they believe to be a proper expression of following Jesus. Unfortunately the question many are asking is, Which camp do you belong... Read more

Why Should I Love my Non-Christian Neighbour? – TGC Africa

Let’s turn to 2 Peter 1 as we are returning to our series on Sunday mornings entitles “Christian, Grow Up!” And I always emphasise that I’m dealing with you as an individual – and not you collectively. And Hence the statement is in the singular: Christian, grow up. What we’ve been doing thus far has... Read more

Introduction to Cults in Africa #AfricanApologetics – TGC Africa

We have all heard the outrageous stories: a wife forsakes her husband and children to join her spiritual leader in isolation. Students drop out of university because their spiritual leader told them the rapture is imminent. A child tragically dying at home because his parents attend a church that rejects modern medicine. Worse still, waking... Read more

Yes, Ancestral Worship is Idolatry // Lucky Mogakane – TGC Africa

God has gifted Africa with many beautiful, unique and colourful cultures. Our continent is also home to a delightful tapestry of traditions. But embedded in many of these cultures and traditions is the belief that the dead possess power over the living. Many Africans believe they need to appease the dead in order to enjoy... Read more

Come and Rest in Christs Love // Gentle and Lowly – TGC Africa

Who is Jesus Christ? Do you know who he is, at the core of his heart? More importantly, do you know his heart for you? Chances are, you have not given this much thought recently. Contemporary Christian literature offers much reflection on what Christ has done, and what our practical response should be. Unfortunately, little... Read more