TruthTalks: What Church would Jesus attend?

Following last weeks post, I talk briefly about the nine indicators of the presence of God in our church services. After that, Karen and I and have a lively (as always) question and answer session. Click on the play button below to listen and, as always, your comments and questions are most welcome 🙂

What Kind of Church would Jesus Attend?

My daughter suggested I write about the kind of church Jesus would attend. I have been thinking about it and I think it is something all Christians, and especially church leaders, need to consider. Attend is a rather formal word that evokes thoughts of annual general meetings and other formal business-like occasions, but it is

Exposing ourselves in public

When we expose someone in public then we often end up exposing ourselves in public. A big-name pastor says something that smacks of heresy and dozens of church teachers rush to denounce him as a false prophet. A local church preacher says something that offends someone’s entrenched doctrine and he might well receive an

Spiritual Warfare – does the church need to be delivered from this?

Wherever I can, I like to write articles out of current experiences, and if it were not for a recent conversation with a congregation member, I would not have thought that the subject of Spiritual Warfare was still relevant. In 2010 I wrote on the armour of God and in 2016 on the weapons

TruthTalks: Women’s role in the Church

Dr. Christopher Peppler and I discuss women’s role in the church as it was, is, and should be. Apart from really enjoying and gaining (in my opinion) much needed insight into my faith when I do these TruthTalks with Christopher Peppler, it can still feel disheartening when I think of how few people know

The Borg Dilemma

What do the Borg of Star Trek fame, South Africa’s ruling party, and the church have in common? All three function in terms of their understanding of the philosophy known as ‘collectivism’. Now don’t stop reading, because this article deals with an issue that many, if not most, Christians and particularly church leaders have

Forty days of Kingdom teaching – The Sermon

What did Jesus teach during the last 40 days before His ascension? Surely He reiterated what He believed to be most important for His disciples to know as they went out into the world to establish His church and extend His kingdom. Last week’s post consisted of a written version of the sermon I

TruthTalk for “Core Values”

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Talking about what we hold dearest in our hearts… The full title of this post is “The importance of staying true to Core Values” and in this podcast Dr Christopher Peppler goes into more detail about that and then he and I get into an interesting discussion about this, both:

The importance of staying true to Core Values

We all have core values, even if we cannot express them easily. Core values are the guiding principles that determine our behaviours and priorities. As individuals, we absorb these as our parents embed them into us from an early age. In the case of organisations, the founders entrench them in the constitution and

The Mystery of the church

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In Ephesians Paul uses the word ‘mystery’ four times. He writes of ‘the mystery made known to me by revelation’, his ‘insight into the mystery of Christ’, and how God has appointed him to ‘make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery’. In verse six he states the mystery in plain terms; ‘This mystery

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