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Elvis Mbonye is not a Heretic

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A false prophet? Maybe. But, a heretic? Not a chance. One of the greatest minds of the previous century, G. K. Chesterton once wrote: “The word “heresy” not only means no longer being wrong; it practically means being clear-headed and courageous.” My Professor, Justin Holcomb, in his book Know the Heretics notes that the sense of the word “heresy” has been lost...

According to Your Faith Let it be Done to You

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Today, in our weekly discipleship hour as African Scholars, we looked at Matthew 9:27-34. The passage basically is about Jesus giving a blind man sight who then goes around to broadcast his healing even when Jesus had explicitly commanded him shut up about it. What struck me was Jesus’ question to the guy after he asks Jesus to heal him: 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men...

Where do you Go to Church?

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Everyone goes to church. Irrespective of what our different religious inclinations are, all of us dress up for Sunday morning worship. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to walk around the town of Amesbury, Massachusetts, the neighbourhood of All Saints Anglican Cathedral, the church I attend. While at it, I was struck by the number of people who were out and about on the streets at eleven in...

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