Luanshya pastor prefers political leaders to fellow pastors at church events, Lusaka clergies irked by his statment »
SOME Lusaka clergymen have condemned a statement made by a named pastor of Luanshya’s Mpatamatu area that “it is better to invite a politician to a church event who can contribute money than a Bishop who may not even know the price of cement.” Muvi TV on Monday 24th August 2015 carried a story that a Copperbelt based Pastor preferred politicians to fellow men of God to officiate at his church events.
A University of Zambia (UNZA) upcoming gospel music sensation Sharzney Purity Nkandu has dropped her first studio album titled ‘Shilili.’ The album, whose title was inspired by a story in Luke 8:22-25, where Jesus calmed the storm was released mid-October this year and is expected to hit the shelves of some mega music stores in the country like Sounds.
WITH his controversial new album yet to be launched, ‘Ruff Kaida’ formerly known as ‘Ruff kid’ has received criticism over the cover photo and contents of his album dubbed ‘The Naked Truth.’ Other than the ‘Naked Truth’ controversy, the reason behind the change of his name has raised a lot of clouds among his keen followers and fans. In an interview with The Lusaka Star, Masautso Nkhoma aka Ruff Kaida said he wants to speak the truth through his songs.
A Lusaka Clergy has challenged churches in the country to take a leading role in the fight against early marriages. Bishop Rodwell Chomba, who is also United Church of Zambia Lusaka Presbytery Bishop told the Lusaka Star in an interview that churches can help reduce early marriages by enhancing the capabilities of youth groups within their congregations. The Bishop stated that these youth groups are key in transmitting informing about the dangers of early marriages both as a social problem and an economic problem.
THE United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Lusaka Presbytery has embarked on a project to set up a radio station in Lusaka. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UCZ Lusaka Presbytery Bishop Rodwell Chomba said setting up a community radio station would help the church have a voice and add to the many voices speaking on matters affecting people in various communities. He added that the radio station would also be used to propagate the word of God to communities within the catchment area of the station.
WHEN a person hears the word ‘reggae artiste’, the first thing that comes into their mind is this Rastafarian who uses cannabis. But, is it all reggae artistes that smoke the psychoactive substance? This is the question that a critique can ask. Maiko Zulu, formally known as St. Michael said thinking that all reggae artistes smoke marijuana is a huge misconception that people must stop.
THE Kasama Pastors’ Fellowship has called for the churches to rise-up and fight a spiritual battle against ritualistic practices in the country. Fellowship coordinator, Bishop Frankwell Mwila made the call in an interview following an incident where a family of Kasama’s Location Township woke up to a rude shock when a small black coffin was discovered in their yard.