TruthTalks: Good Tidings

 Good tidings can be summed up with this verse from Isaiah 52: ‘How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”’ Last week, in THIS post, Dr Christopher Peppler wrote

1 & 2 Corinthians

I wrote this as a chapter in the book ‘A Student’s Guide to New Testament’ published by SATS Press in 2019. While 1 and 2 Corinthians are presented as two separate letters in the New Testament it is convenient to deal with them together in an overview of this nature; the two letters were

What it Takes to Lead a Seminary

I wrote this as the introductory chapter in the book Priorities for Evangelical Theological Education published by SATS Press in 2020 The Lord led me to establish the South African Theological Seminary after I had been pastoring the Lonehill Village Church in Sandton for nine years. For the first four years of its existence,

Perceiving God’s Voice: Divine Guidance for Everyday Believers

I co-authored this article with my M.Th student Hugh Goosen and we published it in the SATS Conspectus in May 2015. Vagueness exists amongst Christians with regards to what it is like to experience divine guidance practically. This problem is aggravated by conflicting perspectives on the will of God, whether or not His will

Retaining an Apostolic Approach to Church Life

I co-authored this article with my M.Th student Malcolm Black and we published it in the SATS Conspectus in March 2008. This article briefly examines the current return to apostolic Christianity in various parts of the world and references three earlier Christian movements that came into existence at approximately 100-year intervals, beginning with the

TruthTalks Sermon: Perspective

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.

TruthTalks: What Happened After the Resurrection?

There is an elaborate forty-day liturgical build-up to Easter, but very few people ask themselves: Who did Jesus choose to talk to in the forty days after His resurrection  – and why did He choose them? In this TruthTalks podcast, based THIS post, Dr Christopher Peppler takes us through the accounts of Jesus’

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: 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

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