Category: Church History

The Gospel in South Africa #1: The Beginning

The following is an excerpt from Dr Kevin Roy’s book “Zion City RSA” with a few alterations, additions and subtractions by me to make it more suitable for the blogging format. For the full bibliography see the bottom of the article This week I am starting a series on pivotal moments for the gospel in South Africa. So on…

Can We Save Santa?

Santa Claus, is known by many names: Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply “Santa“. He is a figure that has been influenced by legend, myth, and folklore. He wears red, is pulled around on a sleigh by a bunch of reindeer and delivers presents to good children on the 24th of December. The purpose of my post…

Differences Between Luther and Calvin

Luther and Calvin were two men that God used mightily in the Protestant Reformation. Both men loved the Lord, both men held to the 5 Sola’s, Christ Alone, Faith alone, Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, and everything to The Glory of God Alone. But they did have their differences. Today’s post in a just a brief…

The Story of Guy Fawkes and Why its Worth Remembering

What do you know about Guy Fawkes Day? Fireworks… maybe something to do with ‘V for Vendetta’. Surely you are familiar with the rhyme “Remember, Remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and trial, I can think of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.” But what is it all about?…

Luther’s Seal: A Reformation Day Remembrance

Since it is Reformation Day today, I thought I would highlight a small snippet of the history of the reformation that is not as well know, namely Luther’s Seal. In Luther’s day it was normal for prominent members of the community to have a personal seal or coat of arms. The symbolism found in the…