Maybe we should treat all our sports like the World Cup?

In America, we live and die with our sports. On any given Saturday in the fall, if the Nebraska football team loses, chances are you might find a grown man in Omaha weeping on his living room couch. If not, at least you won’t be able to talk to him until Tuesday afternoon. And so…

Jesus Film

Part 3 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index. JESUS Film in Pretoria and Soweto  

Blood:Water Mission

One of my favorite ministries is Blood:Water Mission.  Their mission is simple: Empower communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crisis.  They were founded by the band Jars of Clay.  Here’s a taste of what they are all about: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL STORY. We’re a group of passionate people who have been inspired by…

America’s Ugliest Export

Here’s a video from Christianity Today about the prosperity gospel in Africa. (If you are viewing this in a feed reader, you may have to click through to the blog to see the video.) (HT: Justin Taylor)

Jesus isn’t a Genie to Do Your Bidding

I picked up this flier from a pastor near the local orphanage I volunteer at in Pretoria.  Evidently, Jesus is dishing out miracles next week in Mamelodi. *  *  * It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t link this video about the prosperity gospel.

A Muslim Wants to Come to My Church

Last night I hung out with six southern Africans at an apartment near where I live.  It was a motley crew, the kind Jesus would have shared a meal with.  If Pharisees would have been around, surely they would have said, “Why are you with those sinners?” Everyone smoked constantly (not us, no emails please),…