Tag: Christianity

Mandela: Responding Rightly

On Thursday the 5th of December, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela passed away. My purpose today is not to write a tribute to this man as more capable men have already done this. The best one I have found so far is Dr. Mohler’s and you can read…

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…

Common Questions of Amillenialism. #Ed. 2

The is the second post in this series, to see the first click here. Since I want to keep these posts brief and accessible I have limited how much I will answer on each question. Today I am only answering one question, as only one came up as a result of the last post. Again,…

Common Questions of Amillenialism. #Ed. 1

Amillenialism (Amil’s) has been roughly marginalized in the modern evangelical church. So much of Evangelicalism is influenced by America, which since the First World War has been dominated by Dispensationalism (if these labels mean nothing to you, don’t worry, keep reading, and you will pick it up). There are different groups in Chrisendom who are…

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…

What the eTolls tell us about South Africans

If you are a JHB resident, then no doubt you have seen, felt and perhaps been a part of the resistance. Perhaps you are one of the 60 000 people that like a page on Facebook in defiance of eToll, or maybe you put an anti-eToll sticker on your car? Perhaps you are more the passive…