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

TruthTalks Sermon: Renewal in Spirit

Renewed in the Spirit of your Mind In this TruthTalks Sermon, Dr Christopher Peppler shows us the topical image of the typewriter that has just been donated to the South African Holocaust and Genocide museum to show us how great idea’s and inventions can be used for horrific purposes. So, how do thoughts

TruthTalks: A Book that Reveals

Dr Christopher Peppler looks into the night sky and what it reveals and asks: How many people have gazed in awe at the scope and grandeur of God’s creation? Millions and millions of people, all looking at what is in essence declaring that “the heavens declare the glory of God. The skies proclaim the

TruthTalks: Faulty Bible Interpretation

Ever find yourself arguing with another Christian about Biblical matters? Me too. In this TruthTalks episode on Faulty Bible Interpretations, Dr Christopher Peppler expands on THIS post about how we can sometimes misinterpret the Bible. Find out about how to establish: Whether you are misinterpreting the Bible, and

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

TruthTalks Sermon: Lights in the Darkness

Looking Forward – Lights in the Darkness At the end of 2019, Dr Christopher Peppler wrote a short message on being a light in the darkness despite our current circumstances.  In this TruthTalks Sermon, he significantly expands on THIS post. Preached at The Village Church in Lonehill, this message is for

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