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In this episode, part two of a two-part mini-series, we discuss, as a type of case study, the current controversy around the name of George Whitefield College (our alma mater), in Cape Town and the calls to rename the college. We explore who George Whitefield. We examine the legacy of George Whitefield, as both slave owner and evangelist. And explore why some are now calling for his name to be…
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.
How do we remember those who had a significant impact on the history of our country whilst not necessarily celebrating them? Is it right to simply erase and rename those once celebrated for deeds now condemned? And what do we do with the complexity which history repeatedly throws up wherein our heroes are simultaneously our villains? What do we do when those heroes are also Christians?
What if the gospel was so much bigger, richer, and more beautiful than you realised? What if the gospel was not only about heaven one day but also the inbreaking Kingdom of God today? What if the gospel was not only about forgiveness for sinners but liberation from oppression too? What if both of these...
Sharpeville, 21 March 1960. 69 dead. 180 injured. The history of our country is one of repeated and systematic human rights abuses. In this seminar, Moss Nthla in conversation with Ryan Saville explores our history of human rights violations, as well as the presence and witness of the church during apartheid. They will further discuss...
The work of justice includes both critique and energizing hope to imagine a different way of living in this world. A new way of being shaped by the character of God and the values of his kingdom. The story of New Hope SA is just one of those stories of hope. In this episode, David Cloete sits down with Richard, Rudy, and Micheal from New Hope SA to talk about…
The claim that white farmers are being disproportionately murdered and tortured in racially and politically motivated attacks designed to intimidate white farmers and drive them from their lands has over the last few years become increasingly vocal and attracted larger and larger numbers of followers. In this episode, David and John examine the claim that there is a genocide against white farmers happening in South Africa. Are farm attacks politically…
In this online seminar Pastor Brian Koela, in conversation with David Cloete, explores Jeremiah's letter to the exiles (Jeremiah 29:1-8) in particular his injunction that they "seek the peace of the city". What might it mean for us to seek the peace and prosperity of our own very different cities, paying particular attention to the call to repentance and shalom (peace)?
Romans 13 with its command to submit to authorities has historically been used to justify all kinds of injustices and oppression, in both South African and globally. In this episode, David and John sit down with Ph.D. student and pastor Bradley Trout to discuss the interpretation of this passage in its original historical context, as well as its history of interpretation. What is the extent of submission to authorities? When…
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