The Need for Nerds

The title of this article might lead you to think that I am about to provide some autobiographical insights. In a sense, I hope that is true. If I am correct that the world needs a certain kind of nerd, then I want to be one. And I want you...

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Good News!

What a week it’s been! Since last Thursday’s “night of the long knives,” South Africa has been battered on the financial markets, downgraded to junk status by one financial institution, moved to a vote of no confidence concerning our State President, called upon to sign petitions for the removal of...

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Tight-Lipped

I have at times been chided for being tight-lipped about my family. That is, since I am careful to prudently guard my family’s privacy, I have historically been cautious about what I share with others concerning family matters. Of course, when I have sensed that we needed help beyond our...

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And Yet

Australian theologian Peter Tong is concerned about bad theology being perpetuated via the Internet. He, along with many pastors—including this one—is concerned that an overreliance, and an overexposure to the internet, can be unhealthy. In the book Women, Sermons and the Bible: Essays interacting with John Dickson’s Hearing Her Voice,...

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Rhetorical Reassurance

Genesis 18:14 records a rhetorical question, one that should reverberate in our hearts as we “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12). In this verse, the Lord responds to Sarah’s unbelief with, “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” This question, like all rhetorical questions, answers itself. The...

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