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In the quest to create more just churches and interrogate the historical failings of the church, in areas of social justice, it has been popular to re-evaluate, and sometimes discard some of the traditional doctrines associated with orthodox Christianity.

One such doctrine is the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement. Do we discard it as an archaic and barbaric conception of God’s saving work? Or do we embrace and apply it as a truth that not only ensures our forgiveness, but legitimately provides us with deep resources by which to pursue justice? Join us for a discussion around the relationship between the historic doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement and the contemporary pursuit of biblical justice in our country.

Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice is a study and training centre dedicated to developing a holistic, theological and cross-centred response to racial and economic injustice within the South African context.

In this episode David Cloete and John Scheepers discuss the events surrounding rugby analyst and former Springbok wing, Ashwin Willemse’s, walk out from the Supersport studio during a live broadcast accusing fellow analysts Naas Botha and Nick Mallet of patronizing and undermining him. David and John touch on topics such as “the race card”, patronizing of black people, white supremacy, insidious racism, the quota system, the church, racism receipts, meritocracy and the legacy of apartheid.

The aim of this Land and Restitution forum was to discuss these important issues biblically and contextually. To reflect on our history, our fears and ideologies and our current socio-economic and political context through the lens of cross-centred, contextual theology. To apply gospel thinking and practice to this crucial issue which is currently further exposing the divided state of the church along racial and economic lines. In this talk John Scheepers will explore white fears and anger around issues of land and restitution.

The aim of this Land and Restitution forum was to discuss these important issues biblically and contextually. To reflect on our history, our fears and ideologies and our current socio-economic and political context through the lens of cross-centred, contextual theology. To apply gospel thinking and practice to this crucial issue which is currently further exposing the divided state of the church along racial and economic lines. In this talk Ryan Saville explores the legacy of forced removals in Cape Town, including the legacy and the role of the church.

The aim of this Land and Restitution forum was to discuss these important issues biblically and contextually. To reflect on our history, our fears and ideologies and our current socio-economic and political context through the lens of cross-centred, contextual theology. To apply gospel thinking and practice to this crucial issue which is currently further exposing the divided state of the church along racial and economic lines.

In this talk Lindiwe Mpofu discusses land reform from speak to land from a young, black Zimbabwean, female perspective.

The aim of the Land and Restitution forum was to discuss these important issues biblically and contextually. To reflect on our history, our fears and ideologies and our current socio-economic and political context through the lens of cross-centred, contextual theology. To apply gospel thinking and practice to this crucial issue which is currently further exposing the divided state of the church along racial and economic lines. In this talk Peter Makapela discusses the legacy of black landlessness and the townships.

In this episode we explore the history of land in South Africa, the varied reactions of white and black Christians to the announcement of land expropriation without compensation, as well as the crucial link between restitution and repentance in the Bible with special guest Pastor Peter Makapela

There are within evangelicalism today, Tim Chester claims, two apparently competing gospels offering alternative views on not only the nature of the gospel (for individuals or for society?) and the meaning of Jesus death of cross (soteriological or political?) but also the mission and the role of the church today (proclamation or social action). These two gospels, are in fact one gospel. What is required for us though is to better understand how these two emphases are integrally related to one another in forming one gospel.

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