Are we preparing the next generation?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Are we preparing the next generation?

Are We Preparing The Next Generation? Transforming Africa’s Children Through Faith. My name is Noxolo Kanjana and I am a student at George Whitefield College. This year I enrolled in the children’s ministry stream of the higher certificate in theology, although it was not long ago that my attitude towards children’s ministry was very different to what it is now. I must confess that previously I didn’t see much value in children’s ministry. I was of the opinion that it was of little importance, and that the focus should be on teaching...

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The Fall and #FeesMustFall

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The Fall and #FeesMustFall

The Fall and #FeesMustFall This blog was originally posted on “The Subtle Manifesto” and is reposted here with Bradley Trout’s permission. Bradley is a member of our Evangelical Research Fellowship and is pursuing his Doctorate in Theology. South African tertiary education is in a crisis. A number of our universities have been temporarily shut down amidst student protests and calls for free and decolonized education. There are generally two sorts of responses. The first is to condemn the movement for the damage it is causing,...

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Children’s Ministry – not just about the children?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Gallery | 0 comments

Children’s Ministry – not just about the children?

Children’s Ministry – not just about the children?  Michele Roux, Alumnus of GWC If someone had to ask me what the biggest shock of children’s ministry has been for me so far, I would say: the adults. When I signed up to be a part of children’s ministry it was because I love Jesus and I love children – and putting those two together, I imagined I would be spending my time teaching children the Bible and discipling them.  Maybe if I’d thought more about how Ephesians 4:11-13 also applied to children’s ministry, the reality...

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Asking questions & the search for truth

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Gallery | 0 comments

Asking questions & the search for truth

Written by Faculty member, John Child. My wife says I ask too many questions!  I’d be a good investigator or interrogator.  I certainly want nothing to do with the nefarious worlds of Guantanamo Bay and the Inquisition.  I am however interested in learning and the search for truth. David Benatar, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, notes that a ‘commitment to questioning’ is characteristic of philosophy and the scientific method (Ethics for everyday, xxiii).  But not only philosophy and science.  A disposition to...

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The selfish wall

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Gallery | 0 comments

The selfish wall

The selfish wall This blog was originally posted on “The Subtle Manifesto” and is reposted here with Nick Koning’s permission. Nick is currently studying his Honours BTh at GWC, and is a member of our Evangelical Research Fellowship. In John 17, Jesus prays for his disciples who are not of the world (vv. 14, 16), and sends them into the world (v. 18). The mandate is twofold – holiness and mission. The question of how to live as people who are “in the world but not of the world” (the question of Christ and culture) has been...

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A Rude Awakening: The Problem of Nominalism

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A Rude Awakening: The Problem of Nominalism

  A Rude Awakening:                        The Problem of Nominalism Recently I have spent time studying Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:13-14, and in all honesty it was a rude awakening. Jesus says in his Sermon on the Mount, “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” I think anyone who truly takes these words seriously and allows themselves to...

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#LobolaMustFall?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Gallery | 0 comments

#LobolaMustFall?

#LobolaMustFall? Honours Student, Solanga Mkiva Should lobola be done away with from a Christian perspective? Having married recently, the lobola discussion became of personal significance to me. African Christians are divided on this issue. Some say Christians now have a Christian culture to which they belong and must, therefore, forego the practices of the culture of their former life, including lobola, and adopt a new Christian culture. Some say that Christianity does not replace people’s cultures, including the practice of lobola, with...

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Power in the Blood: The Gospel and the Twilight Movie Franchise

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Power in the Blood: The Gospel and the Twilight Movie Franchise

Power in the Blood: The Gospel and the Twilight Movie Franchise Mark Norman ‘For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace by the blood of his cross’ (Colossians 19-20) From the ancient period of the Greek and Babylonian empires, myths have been the popular tales we tell; tales which tackle the question of why the world is the way it is. Myths offer accounts of the underlying purpose to the complexities of human existence. Whilst...

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The Young & the Restless

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Gallery | 0 comments

The Young & the Restless

This blog was originally posted on “I BLOG WHEN I CAN” and is reposted here with Shane Philander’s permission. To state that people are busy is to make known the obvious. I am not aware of many people who feel that twenty-four hours per day are sufficient for the responsibilities of life. Everyone seems to be in need of more time because life is busy. The scary thing is that “busy” has now made its way from adults to children. Gone are the days where adults work and children play and have chores. Nowadays adults work because...

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How well does your Church know God?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Gallery | 0 comments

How well does your Church know God?

How well does your Church know God? By Len Ritchie, Evangelical Research Fellowship. As Christians, we are always seeking to know God better, but often struggle to measure how well we are doing. There are all sorts of standards that we use, like whether we love other  Christians, how often we tithe of our money, time and energy, and how much we love and read the Bible. It is less common for us to consider our involvement in society and particularly acts of social justice as a measure of our spiritual lives. In a country like South Africa,...

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