SPICE! The Prosperity Gospel with an African Flavor

4574767063Why spice? Because in ancient times spices were costly and as good as currency. The subject of this series has also has to do with material wealth. I have been asked to write on the prosperity gospel.

I title it spice because the subject I want to tackle has a flavor. It is the prosperity gospel with an African flavor!

African food is savory, often hot, and so is most of our way of life. Our greeting, music, dance, and preaching all have flavor, it’s mostly a good thing if you ask me. In any case it makes for an interesting life. Our prosperity gospel also has flavor!

So this post introduces a forthcoming series on the prosperity gospel. I write as an African for and to Africans, but in the hopes that this will be a global dialog because the church in Africa is strategic.

First, let me share how we handle spicy hot food. We slow down and take sips of cool water, we also soothe the tongue with cool air through heavy mouth-breathing motions. But by all means we take the next bite….

Therefore, if you find some post hot or spicy – slow down with scripture in hand, reflect on it, and by all means please join the discussion in the comments.

The intention is to have several posts in the series every other week on average. The first post will among other things answer this questions: What is the prosperity gospel, and what is right or wrong with it?

If there are related issues you would like to see addressed – write in the comments section.

See you at the table!


I am a pastor and adjunct professor. I am interested in Leadership, Education, culture as well as the spiritual life. I am the author of no books, but I blog occasionally. I am married and have 4 lovely children.

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