Latest articles on God Edition 2017

Face to face with the inner-city miracle worker

Jo’burg churchgoers take a leap of faith in prophet Samuel Radebe’s version of African Christianity.

Deep down in my dark heart, I still seek purity

I am at peace with the knowledge that religions might not be able to provide the answer to what or who God is but I am happy just to keep searching

Collusion of silence on sexuality, spirituality and suicide

Too much of the experience of the so-called ex-gay ministries over the past three decades has shown that sexual orientation cannot be changed.

US conservatism funds churches in Africa, stifling queer rights

The continent’s gender phobias are legitimised by money from narrow American churches.

The ANC now shops on Sundays

The doctrine of the ‘broad church’ is increasingly giving way to Darwinian politics

Don’t be a dick — just enjoy cricket

"Picking a deity also means joining a larger organisation and ascribing to its rules"

Hinduism embraces the ‘third gender’

With the androgyne seen as sacred, India’s courts have recognised the rights of transgender people

The church’s role is to be political

Theology must be put into practice and the church should not be afraid to dirty its hands.

High cost of hajj excludes many in SA

The falling rand and profit-driven tour operators force many Muslims to abandon pilgrimage plans

Christ and capitalism reconciled

The Rivers Church’s coffers overflow, thanks to its congregants’ belief in its work

Bibles, bombs and God as love

I am an African and an Anglican and I don’t buy into the idea that ­Christianity has ­colonised African ­spirituality

The image of a versatile artist

Mmabatho Montsho found a different medium to express the need to create, propelled byurgent messages that haunted her from the other side

But is it halaal? A Muslim’s dilemma

Navigating the contradictions of Muslim food culture in Johannesburg.

Shree Laxmi’s walk in the City of Gold

What would the Goddess be met with, were she to walk the streets of Johannesburg?

‘Kairos moment’  for Christian community

"I am of the view that one of the very serious crises that the church is faced with is the distortion of biblical teachings"

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Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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