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Worship Songs

HELP! I’VE SUNG THAT WORSHIP SONG TOO MANY TIMES

Popular songs that we hear often are easily relegated to the ‘Oh no, not that song again!’ zone (think ‘Despacito’) and worship songs are not exempt […]
Sport and the Local Church

SPORTS OUTREACH AND THE LOCAL CHURCH

Passion for sport, passion for God’s Kingdom, passion for reaching young people for Jesus: these can be assimilated and utilised in extremely effective missional ways. While […]
Value of Lent

THE VALUE OF LENT THIS EASTER FOR THE CHRISTIAN AND THE CHURCH

Many Pastors like to meet with their congregation at the Church entrance after a service. When I engage in this practise I am often stopped by […]
Stories that shape us

WHEN THE STORIES WE BELIEVE SHAPE LIVES OF PREJUDICE

Much of our reality is constructed from the stories, or narratives, told to us or that we tell ourselves. For example, some of the dominant narratives […]

Make Listening to God Through the Bible Your New Normal for 2018

I often feel this: “I am reading my Bible regularly but it is dry and boring!” If you are a regular reader of the Bible then […]

Why Bother with Church?

Most Millennials seem to be asking why we should bother going to church. After all, it is much simpler to stream a service online, or download […]

THE DAY OPPORTUNITY PASSED BY THE CHURCH

The church I belong to started in what is now a local pub in Kloof. Back in the late 1890’s it was Krantzkloof Station. A minister […]

Struggle Hill: Encouragement For Tough Times

When you run the Mandela Marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Howick, you have to tackle the infamous Struggle Hill. It is a very apt name for an […]

Once Upon a Church Notice Board: Encouraging Youth Pastors

We all like those little encouraging notes people give to us. Youth Pastors are no exception. Some people stick encouraging notes on your fridge. Others may […]
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