“The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” sounds like the title of an unpublished Dan Brown novel. There is one famous book by that title, written by T.E.Lawrence (a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia). However, what I want to write in this article is neither a novel nor an autobiographical historic account. The phrase comes from
The Lord Jesus gave two insignificant disciples the bible study of all bible studies while they walked together from Jerusalem to Emmaus. He gave them perspective on the historic things happening around them and filled them with hope and courage. The perspective he gave them is what we need in these COVID-19 days.
When I say “so pass it on”, I don’t mean the virus! A long, long time ago we used to sing a song that started, ‘it’s love, it’s love, it’s love that makes the world go around’. Its chorus was, ‘so pass it on, so pass it on to everyone’. So in this article,
Every year Christians pay a lot of attention to what happened before Easter Sunday, but what happened after the Resurrection? Before Easter, many folks from some of the older denominations observe Lent. Starting from Ash Wednesday they observe a forty-day season incorporating The Annunciation, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter
If you are struggling to stay upbeat in the strange landscape that is the World and COVID-19, and if you even sometimes feel a little hopeless, then do yourself and favor and listen to this TruthTalks episode. It gives us not only hope but also direction on how to keep your spirits up. How
While the adage ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is unproven, the adaptation ‘a psalm today keeps the blues away’ is true. We in South Africa are deep into a 21 day COVID-19 lock-down and, despite our best intentions, it is hard not to feel a little down and ‘blue’. It is at
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 perfect storm occurs when a warm wind collides with a cold wind over a warm and wet area. The result is often a very intense and destructive storm. Here in South Africa, we seem to be experiencing our own ‘perfect storm’. For some time now our nation has been ‘warm and wet’ with