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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.

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.

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.

Isn’t all this talk about social justice and reforming society simply just the social gospel all over again? The threat of the social gospel has among evangelicals often been used as a dismissive tactic to equate any talk of social justice with a lack of gospel fidelity. What is the social gospel? What is the Great Reversal? Can the Kingdom of God exist outside of the Church?
Isn’t pursuing social justice a slippery slope to loosing the gospel?

South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. These are deep seated gospel issues, and if anyone really cares about the people of God then they will have something to say about the negative effects of varying socio-economic issues and the impact they have on the people of God.

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