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Holistic Worldview: Creation

The Christian worldview must be holistic in the sense that it takes into account that everything that exists, be it heavenly or earthly, exists under the sovereign control of God. The psalmist acknowledges that a unified heart is the result of walking in God’s truth, which produces a fear of God - the beginning of wisdom Read More...

Holistic Worldview: Redemption

The wisdom of the holistic Christian worldview comes by it being unified in the fear of the Lord. Misunderstanding the totality of God’s sovereignty over ALL things can lead us towards two errors that were described in parts 1 and 2 of this series Read More...

Holistic Worldview: The Consummation

A comprehensive and cohesive understanding of the world (a holistic Christian worldview) requires a mind that is being renewed in Christ from a heart that is united in the fear of the Lord to discern His will. Read More...

Holistic Worldview: The Fall

The last article looked at the need for a Christian to have a “united heart,” or holistic worldview, was examined in the way creation is perceived. There must be full unity in the way we understand God’s complete, sovereign control over both natural laws and cultural and societal norms. Read More...

ACU purpose statement

ACU is committed to upholding common values that would identify Christian character in our given cultural context. The goal of ACU is to equip every student through a mentored approach with the basic truths, knowledge and abilities that allow learning and advancement of skills individually and in unity with others in any discipline of study, Read More...

Christian Worldview on education

On Saturday the 7th of November 2015 , ACU had the privilege of presenting to a group from the Reformed Baptist Churches in Lusaka. The theme running through the day was the importance of a Christian worldview in education. Below is a brief overview of the various sessions. Read More...

Education and God's Mission

When people find out I’m in Africa working at a Christian University, their response is almost always the same. They assume that ACU is a “Bible College” of some sort.They are always shocked and amazed when I tell them that the first four courses of study we offer are Agriculture, Education, Business, and Theology. Read More...

Status of quality in the construction industry

The Scriptures reveal to us that after God created the world He stood back in appreciation and confirmed that it was VERY GOOD! (Genesis 1:31.). Yet many of us who have called out a plumber, carpenter or builder to carry out some work for us have ended up on most occasions being dissatisfied with the service Read More...

Why you should send your child to ACU

I finally learnt that the condition I have suffered from for the last 23 years has a name: Cognitive Dissonance. Maybe you have suffered from it too. The condition is prevalent among active bible-believing Christians who are also active in academic scholarship and a wide array of other professions. Read More...

Semi-Classical Christian education in Zambia

African Christian University (ACU) was initiated from a vision of seeking knowledge derived from a foundation of God’s grand narrative of Scripture, and from that foundation embracing the breadth of all history and cultures to develop the expanse of the humanities and the sciences with a particular relevance to Africa - historically, presently and for the future Read More...

Africa's Underdevelopment

Study of the causes of Africa’s underdevelopment has been a multidisciplinary interest. Sociologists, economists, philosophers, historians and theologians have all applied their minds to the question of Africa’s backwardness. Read More...

Why study history of thought

I am currently teaching a series of three courses on the History of Thought at ACU. Some Christians would object to the notion that Christians should study philosophy. Their objection may be because there are stories of Christians who went off to university and after taking one or two courses in philosophy walked away from the faith Read More...

Reclaiming the mind for God

The Fall of man recorded in Genesis 3 led to mega changes with cosmic repercussions. For man, created in the image of God, the effect of sin is disastrous. Among the many effects of the Fall are those which are referred to as the noetic effects. This is attested on nearly every page of the Holy Scriptures. Read More...