Wednesday, October 09, 2019

What is Required of You? Apartheid, Armed Resistance, and Aftermath with Gideon Strauss Pt. II


How do you reconcile irreconcilable differences?

Last week, ICS Academic Dean Gideon Strauss joined us to share a bit about his own experiences in both apartheid and post-apartheid South African politics. This week, we're sharing with you the second half of this interview, in which Gideon reflects on the time he spent with South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

What is Required of You? Apartheid, Armed Resistance, and Aftermath with Gideon Strauss Pt. I


What do you do when the authority or government under which you live is evil?

This week, our new Critical Faith co-host Theoren Tolsma helped us welcome returning guest and ICS Academic Dean Gideon Strauss back to the podcasting studio. Gideon makes regular pilgrimages back to his home country of South Africa every summer, and is greatly invested in the ongoing politics in the region. So we asked him to share a bit about his own experiences in both apartheid and post-apartheid South African politics. This week, we're sharing with you the first part of this two-part interview, in which Gideon reflects on how he first came to terms with a theology and politics of armed resistance.