The Tent Making Christianity Podcast #335: John Frum And Cargo Cults

In this episode of The Tent Making Christianity Podcast, the team discusses John Frum and cargo cults of the Pacific Islands. Listen to our Weekly Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music or Stitcher.  Look for new Episodes every Tuesday. Don’t see your podcast listening platform?  Email us and we will add them to our distribution list.  You can also listen […]

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Avoid “Cargo Drop” Christianity

Avoid “Cargo Drop” Christianity.  We’ve been talking about the John Frum cult on the Pacific Island of Tanna.  This cult originated from natives on the island encountering the technologically superior cultures of Japan and The United States in World War II.  When these forces invaded their island, the natives were astonished at the supplies that would fall from […]

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John Frum And Colonialism

John Frum and Colonialism.  We’ve been hearing a lot about colonialism lately.  The idea that it was wrong for one society, especially powerful Western societies, to go into another country and take if over.  This is not only true politically, but also religiously.   The idea of evangelizing to another culture is now looked at as a bad thing.  The […]

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John Frum And Cargo Cults

John Frum and Cargo Cults. Sometime when you write a blog on religion, topics can be hard to come by. There are days when you feel like you’ve covered every possible subject on the matter.  It highlights the problem finite humans have in describing and talking about an infinite being. I have to actively search out new […]

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Three More Problems With The Enneagram

Three more problems with the Enneagram.  I’ve written several articles lately on the Enneagram.  What many believe to be a simple personality test is actually something much more serious.  It has its roots in New Age teaching, and was arrived at by some pretty bizarre methods.   As I said previously, the Enneagram is new to me.  I had never […]

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What Christians Should Know About Shincheonji Part 2: Cult Practices

Last week I outlined some of the key teachings and history of the South Korean cult, Shincheonji. You probably heard of them earlier this year due to their involvement with the spreading of COVID-19 in South Korea. It turns out they are a steadily growing cult of Christianity that is sending out evangelists worldwide. It […]

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What do Christians Need to Know About Shincheonji? Part 1: Teaching and History.

When the Coronavirus was first spreading in South Korea in February of 2020, you may have heard the name Shincheonji. Headlines were running all over about this strange South Korean cult spreading the virus to thousands of people.

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