Tag: Christianity

For Who Did Christ Die?

Today I am posting a little bit of puritan logic by John Owen, on the question in the title. I hope you find it helpful FOR WHO DID CHRIST DIE? John Owen The Father imposed His wrath due unto, and the Son underwent punishment for, either: All the sins of all men. All the sins…

5 Truths of Masculinity

Masculinity is in a mass state of mass confusion. Feminism, anti-hero’s and Bieber are stirring the pot. So before you get tired of yet another diatribe on masculinity, stop and try define what it means to be a man, not so easy is it? John Piper said something helpful on masculinity (actually he said allot,…

Perceiving White People: Part 2

A part of human experience is the need for identity, “who am I?” to quote Zoolander. This is because it is in identity that we find significance. Identity is an expression and conception of a person’s individuality. Now I am not saying this to sound smart, but to make a point about ‘white people’. It…

How to have a Devotion/Quiet Time

One of the sad things about being in many Bible teaching churches is that people are often afraid to ask questions. Especially questions that they feel will make them look silly. While that is a whole ethos issue on its own that needs to be dealt with, I would like to use the opportunity today…

Perceiving White People: Part 1

South Africa is a diverse nation. Part of the diversity includes white people like me. If you are going to effectively witness and preach to this people group it is incumbent upon you to understand them. What their idols are and what motivates that; what drives them to worship, and what they worship There are…

Relevance and Anti-Relevance

I recently read an article addressing the apparent exodus of young people from churches. Of the ten reasons the author gave one of them stood out as an ironic danger. “The church is ‘Relevant’”. The author rightly ridiculed the attempts of churches to package things as ‘cool’. Truth be told when churches try to be…

What’s the Flavour of Your Resolutions?

A new year is upon us, and with it comes the often discussed and encouraged ‘new year’s resolutions’. Recently the idea of ‘resolutions’ have been much revived by the popular preaching of John Piper; particularly his recapturing of the passion and thought of the last of the puritan preachers, Jonathan Edwards. It is fairly obvious…

Book Review: Manly Dominion

I heard a lot of hype about ‘Manly Dominion’, but was excepting just another book written to Christian men, going over the passages we have all considered and strive to live up to as Christians; I was surprised. Chanski does go over Biblical truths most men know (and a lot that’s not so well known),…

Surviving Zombieland! Part II: the cure

Having already discussed the fact that the spiritually dead walk among us, we move on to the next important question, the question about cures? How does a zombie go about changing from walking dead to alive? If you know anything about zombies, what is clear is that they are only out to get some food,…