TruthTalks: A Psalm Today

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

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

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

TruthTalks: An Attitude of Faith – The Church Jesus would Attend Series

Last week we continued with the series “What kind of church would Jesus attend?” and wrote about Faith and expectation. If you would like to hear me expand on this topic or prefer the audible version of my posts, then simply click on the “play” button below:

An Attitude of Faith: The church Jesus would attend series

At the start of this series, I identified nine indicators of the presence of The Lord in a church service and I acknowledge that these nine are also ways in which we respond to His sensed presence. So far, I have examined reverent and adoring worship, passionate prayer, and serious attention to biblical preaching. This

TruthTalks: What makes Christians so sure of their faith?

We are living in a world where many regard truth as a quaint concept with little practical relevance. Yet, despite this, or perhaps because of this, people choose to become dogmatically committed to ideas that have little relationship to fact, logic, or divine revelation. However, in this TruthTalk (a follow-up to last weeks

The transformative power of failure

So many people fear failure that there is an actual word describing it… atychiphobia. Perhaps failure would not be so fearful a prospect if we realised its inherent redemptive power. I have long believed that failure is a great teacher and that we cannot really claim to have learned something completely until we have

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