Tag Archives: Mission

O LORD, our servant

“Jesus is Lord!”, proclaim preachers and T-shirts, bumper stickers and wall plaques. “Give your life to Jesus”, calls the pastor, “and you will find that His yoke is easy, and His burden light. Make Jesus Lord of your life, and … Continue reading

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If you’re thirsty, drink water!

What do you usually drink when you’re thirsty? Maybe it is water – but the chances are, these days, it’s bottled, not what comes out of the tap. Assuming, that is, that you have piped water. I wrote an exam … Continue reading

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Naomi, witness for the Lord

I recently had to do an academic exegesis from Ruth, which reminded me of the understated witness of Naomi. I’m sure you are familiar with the story, but to review the beginning and set the scene, very briefly: The family … Continue reading

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The Age of the Slack

In The Witness newspaper on the 14th of March, I read an interesting article by Sibusiso Tshabalala, entitled “The Age of Slack”. What he was writing about is the increasing tendency for people to be passive observers, lax about responding … Continue reading

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Churches that go out

Do we have churches that are rotting on the vine? So many of our churches (I’m speaking of South Africa, but it might well be true elsewhere as well) seem to be dwindling in membership, but, even more importantly, in … Continue reading

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The Gospel foremost, and also

In conversation with a couple of fellow Christians in the laundry early this morning, we agreed on a couple of things which I believe are important. Christian ministry is far broader than preaching on a Sunday, or sharing my experience … Continue reading

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