Bethel Church / Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

There’s this interesting indepth article that was published in Buzzfeed about three years ago. We had not really read a lot about Bethel before this time, and it’s uncommon for New Zealanders to go over there and study, but it has happened. There tends to be a lot of controversy surrounding Bethel, and a lot… Continue reading Bethel Church / Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

Controversy Over Academic Titles of Ministry Heads

A couple of years ago we were informed that questions had been asked about a qualification of Ph.D. which was being claimed by a prominent leader of a major Pentecostal denomination based in Australia. A few weeks ago we also discovered the leader of an international resources ministry based in Wellington claims to hold a… Continue reading Controversy Over Academic Titles of Ministry Heads

Christians and Politics: Engaging A Wider Community [3]

So far we’ve taken an indepth look at the key theologies that influence the evangelical church to mostly support the right wing of politics. We’ve highlighted that there is a division between the white evangelical and black evangelical communities in the US. This division is probably seen between different segments of the Christian church worldwide… Continue reading Christians and Politics: Engaging A Wider Community [3]

Christians and Politics: Engaging A Wider Community [2]

Continuing our discussion from Part 1 about some of the key issues, that part addressed some of the matters arising from Dominionist theology. Another theology which has long been justified by evangelicals in support of conservative political outlooks is, of course, Dispensationalism. It is quite different from yet similar in certain respects to Dominionism; both… Continue reading Christians and Politics: Engaging A Wider Community [2]

Christians and Politics: Engaging A Wider Community [1]

In the Evangelical spectrum of Christianity, engagement most commonly occurs with the right wing of the political spectrum. We shall attempt here to discuss why this is so, and how this could contradict with other Christian viewpoints of society. As evangelicals, we are well aware that a lot of political engagement in our part of… Continue reading Christians and Politics: Engaging A Wider Community [1]

NZ Church is dominated by simplistic short-term theological focuses

This week the NZ Parliament introduced the Abortion Legislation Bill and it also passed the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill. Both issues are attracting understandable controversy in the NZ Christian community. However the responses to it from a Christian perspective are, as usual, dominated by conservative viewpoints, with Family First rushing out numerous releases and… Continue reading NZ Church is dominated by simplistic short-term theological focuses

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Review: Trumpocalypse

[Disclaimer: We have not read the book in full and are mainly relying on the advertising material and our extensive knowledge of “end times” activism] “Trumpocalypse” is the title of a book by “internationally recognised prophecy expert speaker and author” Paul McGuire and Troy Anderson. We decided to check out these claims first off and… Continue reading Review: Trumpocalypse