Ronald Kalifungwa

The Bible commands Christians not to love the world (1 John 2:15). This is because the world is in systematic rebellion against God and could be a dangerous distraction to the believer’s quest for God (Matt 13:22; Luke 18:22). Accordingly, Christians in Zambia strive to be other-worldly. So consecrated are we that we often offer only a loose or non-attachment to the many aspects of our culture which we tend to view as unsanctified. The Bible, nonetheless, does not command Christians to remove themselves from cultural activities going on in the world. Regrettably, most of us as African Christians, in our zeal to honour God for his abundant redemptive graces and to proclaim this salvation to our societies, have often lacked a strong sense of our original cultural calling.