What is a Pastor?

In my last two blog articles, I asked the question, “Where have all the pastors gone?” I have asked this question from a Namibian context and perspective. Moral failure, personal discouragement, financial problems and the like contribute to a number of pastors leaving the pastoral ministry in Namibia. There is...

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Where Have All the Pastors Gone? (Part 2)

In my last post, I lamented the loss of pastoral integrity, as I observe it from the viewpoint of the Namibian church. In this brief blog, I want to focus on the other side of the coin—namely the contribution of church members to the attrition or loss of men from the...

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Where Have All the Pastors Gone?

“Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36). “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is...

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Eastside Baptist Church

Eastside Baptist Church (EBC) is a Reformed Baptist Church in Windhoek, Namibia. Founded in June 1985, EBC exists to love God, love one another, and love a lost world. We meet at the corner of Hebenstreit Street and Kwame Nkrumah Streets Klein Windhoek, Namibia. Sunday services are at 9:30 AM...

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Who Makes People Into Saints?

On this previous Sunday (4 September 2016) Pope Francis declared Mother Theresa to be a saint. This is one of the peculiar Roman Catholic Church traditions which simply do not match the Scriptures. As a defender of the authority of Scripture alone (sola Scriptura) I would like to help you to think with...

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EASTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH (Windhoek, Namibia)

EASTSIDE  BAPTIST CHURCH This report  covers  events   of the last 12 months Eldership: Our  three  current elders are  Joachim Rieck (vocational) , Pieter  Slabber and   Norman  van Zyl.  Frans Brits (elder in training – picture)  has now completed a 2 years  of  ‘eldership  apprenticeship‘.     We are pleased with his progress,...

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NAMIBIA – A NATION OF SICK MEN ?

Today’s headlines ( 24/02/2014) in “The Namibian” carried the title, “Nation of sick men” written by Shinovene Immanuel and Nomhle Kangootui. This headline comes in response to the ninth killing this year, and the sixth in about three weeks of women by their boyfriends. The last killing, on Saturday was...

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