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Ritual Killings Motivated by Superstition and False Worship

Ritual Killings Motivated by Superstition and False Worship By Paul Lumbu Kayumba, Evangelical Research Fellowship. It is awful to hear and see what has become of that beautiful Zambian city of Lusaka since the 16th of March 2016. Criminal activities involving ritual killings, xenophobic attacks, and looting have...

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Purpose-Driven Preaching

Purpose-Driven Preaching Jordan Pickering I must confess – I have been known to be a boring preacher. Often being boring is not a matter of preparation or expertise, or style of delivery. Often we bore people because we fail to consider purpose. What characterises a bore? Imagine you’re...

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Rethinking Eschatology

Rethinking Eschatology Let’s discuss that long-bearded theological word everyone should know…eschatology. Wikipedia: “Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the ‘end of the world’ or ‘end time’.” Oxford Dictionary: “The department of...

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RECLAIMING CONVERSATION IN THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

RECLAIMING CONVERSATION IN THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION By Jonathan More, Vice-Principal The headline of Laura Pappano’s article in the New York Times declared 2012 to be “The Year of the MOOC.” With one online organisation boasting over 5 million students, as you might expect these “massive open online courses”...

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To Read Or Not To Read?

To Read Or Not To Read? By Sinenhlanhla Majola, GWC Honours student, and Evangelical Research Fellowship member My friend Matt studies music at UCT and he will be graduating at the end of this year. When I asked him what was next for him, he said he wants...

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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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