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Christians close to ‘regulation by reputation’ for pastors
Christians close to ‘regulation by reputation’ for pastors
A broad alliance of Christian churches is in the final stages of setting up a system of voluntary ethical oversight for “religious practitioners” — just as Parliament is to start considering a controversial compulsory licensing scheme for religious institutions and their...
We’re all made in God’s image
We’re all made in God’s image
BODY LANGUAGEI recently stormed out of a friendship because the friend described me as “openly homosexual”, to which I responded: “How...
Letters to the editor: October 21 to 27 2016
Letters to the editor: October 21 to 27 2016
With all the protests rocking universities, I am left wondering: Is a university education still worth it? The protests have shone a light on how the...
Editorial: Free the mind, decolonise religion
Editorial: Free the mind, decolonise religion
Africa is struggling to decolonise itself – to remove the remains of a system of structural oppression that has left most of Africa underdeveloped...
Religion matters
Religion matters
I have been called a kaffir many times – mostly by my great-grandfather, who was black and of whom I was deeply fond. He modelled integrity and...
Liberation theologian practises what he preaches
Liberation theologian practises what he preaches
‘Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the...
How religious will the world be in the future? Here's what the data says.
How religious will the world be in the future? Here's what the data says.
Data, like the scriptures, typically reveals the hand of its creator – which, in both cases, is human. This is a prosaic way of saying that data...
The sinister inner workings of a charismatic church
The sinister inner workings of a charismatic church
A CHURCH OF STRANGERS: THE ?UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF THE ?KINGDOM OF GOD IN SOUTH AFRICA ?by Ilana van Wyk (Wits University Press) 
Christians must embrace modern human-rights culture
Christians must embrace modern human-rights culture
It is time for Christians to embrace modernity and social diversity. Many Christians thought the world had collapsed when the United States Supreme...
West goes East and boobs
West goes East and boobs
Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O) is the painting that just keeps on giving to news outlets. The world-record sale of this late...
False prophets delay the coming of SA's moral regeneration
False prophets delay the coming of SA's moral regeneration
More than 85% of South Africans claim an affiliation to Christianity, which leads to the assumption that this would generate a particularly strong moral, altruistic society....

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