Streams of Living Water

Sulphur Bay

In its heyday, the Jon Frum cult attracted thousands of people to its ceremonies.  Today I am told that only a few hundred attend.  The way that that has happened is all to God’s glory, and I will tell it as best as I know.  I will begin in this post with some of the more spectacular events related to fresh water in Sulphur Bay, the centre of the movement. Continue reading

Flags and Stones – Jon Frum

Mt. Yasur, Tanna's live volcano

Truth and myth are indistinguishable when it comes to the origins and doctrines of the Jon Frum movement on Tanna Island, Vanuatu.  The members of the cult themselves are in disagreement and anthropologists have been left scratching their heads.  David Iou, director of the Presbyterian discipleship workers on Tanna told me the story late one evening as we lay in our bunks. Continue reading