A confessing community: The Scriptures interpreted

One of the biggest doctrinal controversies in the fourth century centred on the deity of Jesus Christ. Arius and his followers taught that Jesus Christ was a created being, who did not always exist. Athanasius strongly defended the deity of Jesus Christ and helped…

A confessing community: The Scriptures sufficient

Every age has had its religious leaders who have claimed to receive direct divine revelation, apart from Scripture. Our age is no different—and, in fact, it may be more prevalent in Africa than in many places in the world. African churches are filled with…

A confessing community: The Scriptures revealed

South African Airways (SAA) buys 1.5 million bottles of Valpre water a year. The wholesale price of these bottles is R2.75 each. SAA, however, does not buy directly from the producer. It buys them from an empowerment company set up by ANC cadres and…

A confessing community: The revealed God

A 2000 M. Night Shyamalan film posits that superhero stories are simply sensationalised accounts of true-life heroes who, while not as powerful as the superheroes of which comic books tell, are extraordinary people who are able to do extraordinary things. As the stories of…

Here I stand

I recently listened to a recorded conversation between Christian author and speaker Skye Jethani and American journalist Jonathan Merritt. During an interview with Eugene Peterson last year, Merritt asked Peterson, a member of the liberal Presbyterian Church (USA), if he would consent to conducting…

Reformation 500: Appealing to authority

As I stated previously, I am unconvinced that Catholicism should rightly be considered a cult. The Catholic faith is rooted in historic Christian truth. While this is true, I am persuaded that the truth has been so obscured by Catholic tradition that the foundation…

The Bible tells me so

A little over a month ago, Andy Stanley created controversy throughout the evangelical world by comments that he made in a sermon regarding the Bible. He questioned the Bible as the foundation of the Christian faith, and argued that it is “next to impossible…

The numbers game

The Bible is at times a thrilling book, filled with suspense and intrigue. There are portions that contain stories we love to read over and over and tell to our kids. And then there are those other sections—the ones comprising genealogies and censuses. The…