In Zimbabwe, there are different preachers who have great names, but when it comes to
prophetic preaching they lag behind as compared to South Africa, which has great preachers
in prophetic preaching like Desmond Tutu. In this era, however, we are challenged with a
situation of socio-economic and socio-political crisis: the enormous poverty among
approximately 95% of the population. This article discusses the circumstances for prophetic
preaching in the contemporary context of Zimbabwe, which are a clear understanding of the
poverty position and cohesion of the church with the poor, a good understanding of the image
of prophetic preaching as a specific type of preaching that encompasses the four elements of
preaching: the preacher, as well as the congregation (hearers), the sermon and the Holy Spirit
for prophetic preaching.
INTERDISCIPLINARY AND INTRADISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS : This article discusses the circumstances
for prophetic preaching in the context of Zimbabwe, which are a clear understanding of the
poverty position and cohesion of the church with the poor. In our analysis of prophetic
preaching in Zimbabwe, the emphasis is put on prophecy, healing, deliverance and prosperity.
This article argues that prophetic preaching is approaching the biblical text with a view to
interpret it as preaching in a context of poverty. It should be done from the perspective of the
poor, therefore in terms of their need for justice and righteousness.
This article is based on the PhD research of V.F.F and C.W.
acted as supervisor. (http://hdl.handle.net/2263/66336)