A confessing community: The providential God

The South African church community was recently thrust into the limelight when Pastor Alph Lukau staged the resurrection of Brighton Moyo. Some reports suggest that this was not the first time that Mr. Moyo was involved in a staged miracle. The Internet was in…

Theological cynicism

In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, former Dallas Seminary professor Jack Deere poses an interesting hypothetical situation: “If you were to lock a brand-new Christian in a room with a Bible and tell him to study what the Scriptures have to say…

Powerful versus irresistible

We have recently been journeying during our Family Bible Hour on Sunday mornings through the Gospel of Matthew. Our approach has been to take one chapter per week and overview it in a discussion-oriented setting. This morning, we approached Matthew 13, in which Jesus…