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Three Crosses: Two Reactions, One Response – TGC Africa

One Friday, mid-morning, over 2000 years ago, three men hang on three crosses atop Calvary hill. The one in the middle claimed to be the Son of God. In essence, he equated himself with God. Those either side of him were known criminals. The Bible tells us of a conversation. Put differently, in the Gospel... Read more

Love the Saints… and Everyone Else // Conrad Mbewe – TGC Africa

Conrad Mbewe continues his series in 2 Peter 1Christian, Grow Up!The focus is on a string of imperatives forspiritual growththat Peter delivers to all Christians. Of course the first step is tohave faith. But on this foundation we must build with quality materials in order to mature as Christians. Peter commands us toadd virtue to... Read more

Whats Wrong with Consulting the Dead? – TGC Africa

When I was growing up, I regularly witnessed the dead being consulted. It is a reality of my background. This practice has been going on for centuries, sadly even in African Christian circles. This is what prompted me to write this article. Many questions around this tradition need answering: Do the dead influence the living?... Read more

COVID-19: Its Theological Root Cause – and Certain End – TGC Africa

Across the globe today, COVID-19 continues to ravage communities. People in various spheres of responsibility are still grappling with how to make sense of it and serious effort is being directed towards eradicating the disease. Yet even now – can we really say what caused Coronavirus? More importantly, can we say with confidence if it... Read more

Lean on God, Not The Odds: Coronavirus and Christ – TGC Africa

Coronavirus and Christ ‘Coronavirus and Christ’ is a book that was written by John Piper right towards the end of March 2020. That was at a point where the Coronavirus was spreading and spreading so much. And within a very short period, John Piper was able to write a book. It’s a book that has... Read more

The Anatomy of Sin: Sin is Systemic – TGC Africa

Sin corrupts the human heart, yes. But sin is also systemic. It corrupts institutions and cultures. It can be observed in oppressive structures like patriarchy. It can be so pervasive that we are oblivious to our participation. Or we can be aware and choose to deny, deflect or justify the abuse of power and privilege.... Read more

Remembering the Church’s legacy in North Africa – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — How do we remember history well? Its a question on the hearts and minds of many in the wake of political discussions and challenges. What history is worth remembering? Are their stories that should be left in the past? Where can we be inspired, and where do we need to learn from... Read more

The Truth About Superstition // Derrick Ntambi – TGC Africa

Superstitions have dominated cultures and societies throughout history. They have shaped common practice, especially morals. At other times, they have gone so far as to instil a fear of the supernatural. But what is a superstition? By definition, it is a ‘notion or belief maintained despite evidence to the contrary. African folklore is not exempt... Read more

Five killed in South Africa church hostage situation

Suspected attackers on the ground(Photo: i24)A hostage situation at a church in South Africa left five people dead.  At least 40 people were arrested after the attack on the church in the town of Zuurbekom on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Saturday morning.  The attack took place at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and was... Read more

Vatican-Owned Hospital Makes History by Separating Conjoined Twins from Africa

Vatican-Owned Hospital Makes History by Separating Conjoined Twins from Africa VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican-owned hospital Bambino Ges made history on Tuesday (July 7) when it announced it had successfully separated conjoined twins brought to Rome from the Central African Republic.Ervina and Prefina have been born twice, said the teary-eyed mother, Ermine, during the... Read more

DOOR celebrates new fellowships and Christian workers in East Africa – Mission Network News

East Africa (MNN) According to DOOR International, God is moving in Deaf communities in East Africa. DOOR International CEO/President Rob Myers shares that the need for Scripture and discipleship in local sign languages is desperate. Out of 70 million deaf people worldwide, less than about 15% of them have Deaf-led church presence within their own... Read more

Why I Cant Believe in Spirit Husbands and Spirit Wives – TGC Africa

There are some things that are just unbelievable when you first hear about them. But a greater shock comes upon discovering that almost everyone believes that those things are true. I recently experienced this kind of shock. For it was the first time I heard about the concept of ‘spirit husbands’ and ‘spirit wives.’ These... Read more

You May Have the Holy Spirit… You Still Need Training – TGC Africa

Theological study is an undervalued practice among many African pastors. Its worth in the life and upbuilding of the church is greatly understated. Many do not see the need for theological training in their spiritual oversight. The general belief is that if you are called and full of God’s Spirit, then you need not study.... Read more

Fixing the Leadership Deficit in Our Churches – TGC Africa

I am writing to agree with the recent article Dear pastor, why didnt you prepare me? For pastors should not only teach but also equip Christians, for all seasons. Shepherds are also trainers. My preferred viewpoint, however, is to frame the issue of preparing Christians within the broader context of mission. Christ commissioned the church... Read more

The Nonsense of Spirit Husbands and Spirit Wives – TGC Africa

There are some things that are just unbelievable when you first hear about them. But a greater shock comes upon discovering that almost everyone believes that those things are true. I recently experienced this kind of shock. For it was the first time I heard about the concept of ‘spirit husbands’ and ‘spirit wives.’ These... Read more

Do Africas Self-Styled Prophets Fear COVID-19? – TGC Africa

COVID-19 continues to deal unprecedented blows to our collective human existence, revealing our fragility. Even religion is not exempt from its complications. For the effects of the pandemic on religious activities have been monumental. Some of these effects have also revealed some surprises. One such surprise has been the activities of self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ in Africa.... Read more

Why Deliverance Ministries Fail to Deliver – TGC Africa

If youve strolled beyond your own compound in Africa, you will notice church signposts that feature weekly programs on them. Most notable among these are: overnight services – typically on Fridays – weekly Bible studies and the so called “deliverance service.” In my experience, the last of these – deliverance services – is the most... Read more

How to Restore the Joy of Your Salvation // Roland Kalifungwa – TGC Africa

Do you long to delight more deeply in your salvation? Do you still have the joy that accompanied your original acceptance of saving grace in Christ? Are you exalting Christ and what he has done in your life? Or have rival joys drowned it out? In Psalm 51 King David shares the loss of his... Read more

Helping Anxious Children to Trust God – TGC Africa

How do you respond to children who are feeling anxious and scared about the pandemic? It might be your own children, those under your care or family members. My response to the children in my care has been to reassure them. For it is normal to respond in fear towards frightening news. However, we need... Read more

Parents and Children: Does your Relationship Honour God? – TGC Africa

“Parents always say my children dont listen to me! My children are trying to impose themselves on me! And children are saying my parents are dictators! They want to impose their will on me! They dont know that Im also a human being and I have my own will!” So, there is always that tension... Read more