Each Christmas, fact meets fiction and sacred meets secular. So what are the people of God supposed to do in the middle of it all?
15 Real-life lessons from Malawi – Part 2
15 Real-life lessons from Malawi – Part 1
What does the Bible say to women about femininity & beauty?
Lockdown has caused us to re-examine what church is & has given us a new joy in what we took for granted.
To control a population, you must first control the population’s minds…
We are called to have a divine fragrance, but our fragrance will be pretty divisive. Not everyone is going to like you!
The upcoming Black-Friday deals and Christmas holidays bring about a consumerist insanity where we get swept up into frenzied spending that can be ungodly. We have to navigate carefully during this season.
Our churches and homes are not to be walled castles keeping people out, but welcoming households drawing people in.
To be part of a local church is to be in each other’s lives, in each other’s spaces, in each other’s affections.
Society has no stomach for any opinion but its own. But the Christian is called to believe and speak what the Bible teaches.
It may seem like a very quaint Christian platitude that ‘Jesus is the remedy’ but how exactly does Jesus fix racism?
As Christians there is a fine line between provoking trouble and experiencing the kind of opposition that Jesus experienced.
The Church faces some complex challenges right now with the popularization of secular ideologies on race and racism which have crossed over into the Church.
What should our attitude be toward ‘secular’ work? Is secular work also sacred?
A third of the planet use social media. As saints, if we are to participate in this worldwide phenomenon, how can we best represent Christ and what are some of the pitfalls to avoid?
How can we know which jobs are inappropriate for Christians?
Are you addicted to your cell phone? Technologies can be very helpful tools, or they can make for unhealthy Christians.
The ‘Cosmological argument’ remains one of the most compelling philosophical arguments for the existence of God which also happens to be in the Bible. Lets take a closer look.
What is God’s plan for the Jews and how can we engage them in a meaningful way?
A student who checked her bank account for her monthly food allowance of R1400, only to find she’d been given R14 million…
What makes a person an Atheist and how can we help?
When “man is the measure of all things” what are the implications for morality and ethics in society?
The writers of the Enlightenment, with inflated sense of accomplishment christened the previous Church-dominated era ‘The Dark Ages’.
If God created our ability to think, how does our reason relate to our faith and how is rationality viewed in society today?
In a world which has such a diversity of philosophies and religions, how can we be sure that Jesus represents the truth?
The way we see the world is shaped by the context we have been raised in. What can we do about it?
Is a big church a fulfillment of the ‘Great Commission’ or is it a shallower version of what church should be?
What values are subtly shaping our thinking in pop culture today?
Have you ever considered an unbeliever and struggled to find the confidence that they could ever be truly transformed?
God has included us in his plan to build his kingdom. Here is what he has in mind.
In this second part of our discussion of the ‘Jewish Roots’ movement we examine the claim that we should be praying to ‘Yeshua’ not ‘Jesus’.
Should we be praying to “Yeshua” as Gentile believers? Are there deeper mysteries to be discovered in the original Hebrew text?
How far is too far in accommodating the message of the Gospel to the modern post-Christian audience?
But aren’t the costumes all just harmless fun for children? And if grown-ups want to dress as a sexy witch or dapper vampire, what’s wrong with that?
People are pushing for public nudity to be more acceptable. Pornography is everywhere and film and TV love to use sex and nudity to add excitement to the entertainment on our screens. But is this a culture we should embrace?
Be sure that you’re actually seeking to belong to Jesus’ church and not simply a manmade club.
“When I left advertising to become a full-time pastor I thought I was done with catchphrases. Turns out I wasn’t…”
With an ever changing drinking culture all around us, maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at how kingdom culture should look as well.
What does a servant of Jesus do with the sheer amount of content available to us, which is able to literally fill every waking hour?
The current crop of superhero movies aren’t interested in creating an elevated view of God; they’re dragging the very notion of Him down to earth.
When our worship songs focus on His character, glory, power, love and grace, we can’t go wrong. Singing to Him about how amazing He is can only be good for us; it takes our focus off ourselves and onto what – or rather, Who – is unchanging.
It began with something I posted on Facebook – a quote by that great Welsh physician-turned-preacher, Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Here’s what he said almost half a century ago..
Is there more to today’s contemporary church than lights, cameras, electric guitars, skinny jeans, tattoos, cool… and trendy brands of coffee?