TruthTalks Sermon: Jesus in the Perfect Storm

The Covid-19 virus has now hit South Africa, as it has so many other parts of the world. Instead of panicking, we should look to the Lord Jesus both as our example and object of faith. I was so pleased to have been able to preach the first sermon from our church’s

A Rant Today to Keep the Devil Away

In naming this article ‘A Rant Today to Keep the Devil Away’ I am not just butchering a common adage, but summing up my purpose in writing this post. I don’t rant often, however when I see the word of God tortured and butchered, then ranting seems most appropriate. By ‘Word of God’ I

TruthTalks Sermon: Things we Don’t Know we Don’t Know

When it comes to understanding the bible, we sometimes encounter things we don’t know we don’t know. Because we do not live in early church times, we sometimes don’t appreciate the different cultural and religious contexts of scripture. It is hard for us to grasp the things that the people of Jesus’ day would

Things we Don’t Know we Don’t Know

The statement that “There are things we don’t know we don’t know” is attributed to Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defence in the George W Bush administration. It has become so well known that it now has an entry in the Urban Dictionary, but folk have attributed several different meanings to it. The honourable Rumsfeld

Faulty Bible Interpretation

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t come across an example of faulty bible interpretation. By this, I do not mean interpretation that differs from mine, but rather an interpretation produced by principles and practices generally regarded as being unsound. Sometimes I encounter faulty interpretation when discussing theology or passages of the bible

When Darkness Falls

‘When Darkness Falls’ is an appropriate title for this article because all of us living in South Africa have once again been subjected to rolling blackouts, euphemistically referred to as Load Shedding. It is not just that this is inconvenient, annoying, and disruptive to us as individuals, it is also hugely damaging to our

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