Christianity

 
To hate gays is to hate God
To hate gays is to hate God
I found my Christianity in high school. At the peak of my faith, I attended youth groups every Friday, embarked on an annual church camp to Port...
The liberal licence 
to kill
The liberal licence 
to kill
From the Epic of Gilgamesh to The Iliad, the Vedas and the Old Testament, the memory of our deep past is, among other things, a catalogue of...
Keeping the faith
Keeping the faith
I work with words. Words allow me to give voice and character to the world around me. But words are shysters. They change and grow or shrink...
Zambia's crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate
Zambia's crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate
No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested— but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex...
Us in the house of mirrors
Us in the house of mirrors
We have suffered from different stages of the same illness, my aunt and I — something akin to fatigue. I was 15, she was 50. We lived and hid...
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...

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