Review of Africa Bible Commentary

Whilst it provides valuable background and African context material, it tends to lack adequate introductory treatment of several key issues and doctrines. A careful re-editing could greatly improve this work and provide a second edition purged of dubious comment and enhanced by the inclusion of a fuller range of introductions to doctrines and key societal

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

Why Hell?

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Over the last few years Hell has become quite a hot topic (please excuse the pun but I just couldn’t resist it).  Rob Bell stirred up the flames of controversy with his book ‘Love wins’ and more recently Francis Chan has responded with his ‘Erasing Hell’. Bell and others claim that Hell can’t possibly exist

Updated TruthTalks & Publications

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NEW SITE CONTENT If you have been enjoying the narrative sermon style that The Village Church has been using to go through the book of John then CLICK HERE to listen to Christopher’s sermon on John 9. You can also find lots of his other sermons to listen to HERE. Of

Some truly Good News

Why do bad things happen to good people? Shouldn’t God be stopping them? I preached on this topic in a sermon titled ‘In the World, trials and sorrows; In Jesus, peace’ when I realised that I had been asked this question more times than I can remember and yet my response has always been

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