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In this TruthTalk, I cover the topic of reverent and adoring worship, which I wrote about in my last article. This is part of a series that examines the Sunday service corporate expressions... READ MORE

Any way we look at it, divorce is a problem. It is a problem for the vast number of Christians who experience divorce, it is a problem for the pastors to attempt to heal the wounds caused, and it is a problem for theologians who cannot agree on Divorce, Healing, Posts, Messages

Looking at divorce through Jesus-tinted spectacles | Truth Is The Word

Any way we look at it, divorce is a problem. It is a problem for the vast number of Christians who experience divorce, it is a problem for the pastors to attempt to heal the wounds caused, and it is a problem for theologians who cannot agree on how to deal with it. In

I have found that a good way to determine the truth of religious, sectarian, or cultic teachings is to first determine what they say about Jesus Religion, Posts, Sayings, Artwork, Messages, Work Of Art, Lyrics, Auguste Rodin Artwork, Artworks

What religion says about Jesus | Truth Is The Word

I have found that a good way to determine the truth of religious, sectarian, or cultic teachings is to first determine what they say about Jesus

When we think of special women in the Bible, names like Mary, Ruth, and Esther usually come to mind. However, I want to focus on two less likely candidates. Wednesday August is Woman’s Day here in South Africa and … Continued Bible Truth, Lets Celebrate, To Focus, South Africa, Wednesday, Things I Want, Mary, Names, Posts

Two special women in the Bible | Truth Is The Word

When we think of special women in the Bible, names like Mary, Ruth, and Esther usually come to mind. However, I want to focus on two less likely candidates. Wednesday 9th August is Woman’s Day here in South Africa and so I have chosen biblical characters with whom the average woman is more likely to

In which roles may women function in the church? My answer is ‘all and any’. Which offices may women fill within the church? My answer is ‘Deacons but not Elders’. In 2010 I wrote a short article on this subject … Continued Short Article, Offices, Fill, Posts, Writing, Sayings, Women, Messages, Lyrics

Women’s role in the church | Truth Is The Word

In which roles may women function in the church? My answer is ‘all and any’. Which offices may women fill within the church? My answer is ‘Deacons but not Elders’. In 2010 I wrote a short article on this subject where I based my contention for male Eldership mainly on the biblical pattern of ‘headship’.

Critics sometimes claim that Christianity is based on myths and that it is an unreasonable, exclusive, and unloving religion. However, these claims are the actual myths. The myth that Christianity is an unreasonable Faith. Atheists and secular philosophers are very … Continued Atheist, Christianity, Religion, Neon Signs, Faith, Posts, Sayings, Messages, Lyrics

Three Myths concerning Christianity | Truth Is The Word

Critics sometimes claim that Christianity is based on myths and that it is an unreasonable, exclusive, and unloving religion. However, these claims are the actual myths. The myth that Christianity is an unreasonable Faith. Atheists and secular philosophers are very fond of levelling this accusation. Even when they don’t say it, the implication is that

What do the Borg of Star Trek fame, South Africa’s ruling party, and the church have in common? All three function in terms of their understanding of the philosophy known as ‘collectivism’. Now don’t stop reading, because this article deals … Continued Moral Dilemma, Lost & Found, Morals, Philosophy, Sayings, Reading, Star Trek, South Africa, Posts

The Borg Dilemma | Truth Is The Word

What do the Borg of Star Trek fame, South Africa’s ruling party, and the church have in common? All three function in terms of their understanding of the philosophy known as ‘collectivism’. Now don’t stop reading, because this article deals with an issue that many, if not most, Christians and particularly church leaders have to

Does our general lack of awareness of Ascension Day mean that the Ascension is relatively unimportant? Or does it indicate our lack of appreciation of just how important it actually is? The early creedal hymn of 1 Timothy places … Continued Ascension Day Meaning, 1st Timothy 3, Appreciation, Posts, Places, Messages, Lugares

Why the ascension is important to YOU | Truth Is The Word

Does our general lack of awareness of Ascension Day mean that the Ascension is relatively unimportant? Or does it indicate our lack of appreciation of just how important it actually is? The early creedal hymn of 1 Timothy 3:16 places the Ascension on the same level of importance as the Incarnation and the Resurrection: Manifest

In the past, young people have played a decisive role in social and political reform in many nations. However, did you know that young people have also had a profound influence on several of the great moves of the Holy … Continued Political Reform, John Calvin, Young People, Holy Spirit, Did You Know, Christianity, Knowing You, The Past, Politics

Young people arise! | Truth Is The Word

In the past, young people have played a decisive role in social and political reform in many nations. However, did you know that young people have also had a profound influence on several of the great moves of the Holy Spirit? John Calvin was 26 years old when he completed his first draft of ‘Institutes

We have come to a moment of destiny for South Africa. We stand at a crossroads with one path leading to dictatorship and national destruction, and the other to the realisation of the dream of a democratic, non-racial, and prosperous … Continued Destruction, Destiny, Christianity, South Africa, Politics, In This Moment, Posts, Movie Posters, Messages

The worm has been turned | Truth Is The Word

We have come to a moment of destiny for South Africa. We stand at a crossroads with one path leading to dictatorship and national destruction, and the other to the realisation of the dream of a democratic, non-racial, and prosperous country. We have, and we continue to intercede fervently for God to intervene… I wrote

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The importance of staying true to Core Values | Truth Is The Word

We all have core values, even if we cannot express them easily. In the case of organisations, the founders entrench them in the constitution and corporate mission statement. The observable evidence of core values is the way we live, what we say and do, and how we prioritise our time and resources. Whether consciously adopted

We all have core values, even if we cannot express them easily. Core values are the guiding principles that determine our behaviours and priorities. As individuals, we absorb these as our parents embed them into us from an early age. Your Values, Stay True, Priorities, Core, Parents, Posts, Sayings, Dads, Messages

The importance of staying true to Core Values | Truth Is The Word

We all have core values, even if we cannot express them easily. In the case of organisations, the founders entrench them in the constitution and corporate mission statement. The observable evidence of core values is the way we live, what we say and do, and how we prioritise our time and resources. Whether consciously adopted

If I told you that little grey men were invading planet Earth you would probably think I was crazy – unless your name is David Ike. If I then said that a strategy of the emperor of this invading force … Continued Artificial Intelligence, Told You So, Canning, Planet Earth, Emperor, Words, David, Grey, Gray

Ai-sh, can it be true? | Truth Is The Word

If I told you that little grey men were invading planet Earth you would probably think I was crazy – unless your name is David Ike. If I then said that a strategy of the emperor of this invading force was to create beings that looked and behaved like humans but were under his control,

Can something that gives us life and health also cause us harm? Sadly, yes. Take water for example. H2O is necessary to sustain life but too much of it, too fast, can cause hyponatremia, or ‘water intoxication’, a very unpleasant … Continued Hyponatremia, Posts, Health, Water, Life, Gripe Water, Messages, Health Care, Salud

Grace Intoxication | Truth Is The Word

Can something that gives us life and health also cause us harm? Sadly, yes. Take water for example. H2O is necessary to sustain life but too much of it, too fast, can cause hyponatremia, or ‘water intoxication’, a very unpleasant condition that can be fatal. A similar condition, but of the spirit, can result from