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When the State Becomes a False Prophet: How Rev. Sumaili’s views threaten Zambia’s constitutionalism

E. Munshya, LLB, LLM, MBA, MDIV.

Zambia’s minister of religious affairs and national guidance, the Honourable Reverend Godfridah Sumaili spoke with the Zambia Blog Talk Radio on Saturday, May 20, 2017. 1,094 more words

Zambian Politics

Built in.

Political theology demonstrates the impossibility of separating church and state. Political science demonstrate the impossibility of separating science and state.

Niebuhr or Wink? “The Paradox of Progressive Political Theology,” Yes—But “The Powers Can Be Redeemed”

Richard Beck has written a series of blog posts that have been churning in my thoughts for many days. The essential thrust of his posts is that progressive Christian political theology thinks it is Anabaptist when in actual fact it is Niebuhrian—or perhaps should be. 855 more words

Jail-breaking Machiavelli 2: Shakespeare & Gaming Kingship

It’s interesting to note how quickly the European elite moved to demonize Machiavelli, mostly because he exposed the hypocrisy of political and ecclesiastical power, its violence and deceit. 2,328 more words

Theatricality

Good Friday

When I was in our local nursing home/rehab facility recently, recuperating from a hip replacement and hoping to get all the feeling back into my left foot (still working on that), I had a hard enough time sleeping that I would leave the TV on in the room overnight … it helped, although I can’t say why. 593 more words

Religion

Something went wrong: Enmity, friendship, and historical memory.

I think it is a disaster that my students grow up in sheer ignorance of the Bible…  I should have devoted myself to this, but by vanity and fate I became a philosopher. 1,473 more words

Politics

Kim, “Heavenly Creature” (again).

The chairman of UR claims that robots are the enemy of humanity. The structure of this statement is Christian political theology.