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WHY SHOULD WOMEN STUDY THEOLOGY?

Why should women study theology? By Gabriella le Grange   One day, while reading Knowing God by J.I. Packer at the hairdressers’, my hairdresser and I got chatting and she asked what the book was about. Her reply after my explanation was very revealing, “That sort of book...

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Lost in Translation(s): The New NIV and the Biblical Languages

Lost in Translation(s): The New NIV and the Biblical Languages Translations are a big deal. I mean, most people do not have access to God’s Word in the original Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT). This is one of the reasons studying biblical languages is so valuable:...

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White SA: Racist or in recovery?

White SA: Racist or in recovery? Previously self-published on News24  (https://www.news24.com/MyNews24/White-SA-Racist-or-in-recovery-20150719) by Jordan Pickering. When I was a child in the 80s, our gardener’s son once wistfully confessed that he wished he was a European. I remember it vividly because it made absolutely no sense to me....

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The Heresy of Boring Preaching

The Heresy of Boring Preaching J Pickering Which is worse? To be a boring preacher or a heretical one? Good-hearted graduates of our college will answer ‘a heretical one’, and they would be correct. What they will almost certainly be wrong about is how close-run a contest it...

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Movie Review – “Son of Man” in Africa

Reviewed by Jonathan More In a third-year course entitled "Jesus and the Gospels" we investigate how the four Gospels combine to give us an account of Jesus' life and his ministry. We also pay attention to how others have engaged in this task of studying and...

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GWC, MCC & the new South Africa

GWC, MCC & the new South Africa John Child Why write about GWC & MCC 16 years after the church plant?  Simply because MCC recently wrote to me with this request: ‘we are looking at the story around the beginnings of Muizenberg Community Church’.  I shared the story...

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A tribute to Rev. Jeremiah Zondi, past student of GWC

Jeremiah Zondi studied at Trinity Academy in Pietermaritzburg before coming to GWC in 1994. He only had a year to become a GWC man, but that he did. I remember him as an enthusiastic hard-working disciple of Jesus, eager to serve his Lord “feeding his...

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Welcome to Upsy Down Town by Stephen Rockwell

My kids like to sing a song about a fictional world where everything is upside down.  It’s called Upsy Down Town – you may know the song. If not, then here are the words: In Upsy Down town, The sky is in the sea, The sea...

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Reflections on Mission

In my view, the heart of Christian mission is evangelism, “Go and Tell” (Mark 5:19). To be sent as a missionary is to be sent to preach.  As the Apostle Paul writes (Romans 10:12-15): “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is...