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Grace Alone

Grace Alone

Have you ever been given a gift you knew you could never repay? That sounds like a silly question. Why would you repay a gift? It’s a gift! But don’t we often feel obligated to “return the favour” when given something? Isn’t that what lies behind unwritten social...

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura

What is sola Scriptura? What do the words sola Scriptura mean? Sola Scriptura was a response to the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that Scripture and tradition were equally authoritative. The Reformers maintained that Scripture stood above tradition. All tradition...

Associations vs Denominations

Associations vs Denominations

What is Sola 5 doing? What does Sola 5 do? These are two common questions posed by interested parties wanting to know how Sola 5 functions and how it ministers. What ministries does Sola 5 run, oversee, and support? What churches is it planting? What does Sola 5...

What COVID-19 Teaches Us about the Church

What COVID-19 Teaches Us about the Church

Today it was reported that over 40% of the earth’s population is currently in lockdown. The 60% who are not in lockdown are undergoing some version of quarantine rules. These legislative decisions have seriously impacted all facets of our society: schools are closed,...

The Importance of Critical Thinking in Africa

The Importance of Critical Thinking in Africa

I want to begin this article on the importance of critical thinking in Africa with a syllogism. It goes like this: “All human beings can think critically. All Africans are human beings. Therefore, all Africans can think critically.” But can they? The answer to this...

The Centrality of Evangelism

The Centrality of Evangelism

The more I climb the ecclesiastical ladder the more I am disturbed by the discovery that many Christian leaders tend to abandon the gospel while still claiming to be faithful to it. They tip their hats to the gospel but do not preach it. It is almost as though the...