Tag: Christianity

Some Christian Thoughts about #FeesMustFall

Recently South Africa experienced a spate of student protests that has been dubbed by many as historic. During this time I had a number of requests by students for my thoughts on the issue. I remember getting home on the first Sunday after the end of the protests and reading a blog that said something…

The Most Destructive Influences on Christianity in South Africa #4: The Leaven of Liberalism

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 A profound struggle took place in the mid-1800’s for the Dutch Reformed Church. This struggle occurred between defenders…

Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Do nice guys finish last? I remember having a conversation with pastor and author Doug van Meter about this topic; at the time the question was formulated in my mind as ‘is there a difference between being a good man and being good at being a man?’ (he reflected on this subject here). One of…

6 Signs Your Procrastination is a Sin Issue

While the Bible doesn’t mention the word procrastination, the wisdom literature is filled with warnings about depending on tomorrow. We are told that it is foolish to speak or act as if tomorrow was our possession. This is really the essence of procrastination. Now we are not talking about strategic planning here, or wisdom in…

11 Things That Are True of Content Christians

Contentment is an ever elusive thing in our modern culture. The more we have the more discontent we feel. Adverts and media are designed to breed discontentment in us. Not only do we have the world seemingly conspiring against us, but often sadness, trials and suffering threaten our contentment.  As Christians we know that we…

Owen’s ‘Mortification of Sin’ (Infograph)

Have you ever tried to read John Owen’s works? Its not easy, at least that is the mass consensus. He writes technically in Shakespearian English. I think this is what has put most people off. No doubt you have some desire to read the book for two reasons at least; firstly, books on Mortification are…