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Deacons: Marvellous Pastor-Like Servants in the Church

Deacons: Marvellous Pastor-Like Servants in the Church

I set out to write this brief article about deacons in the church because I think that the role of deacons is a neglected topic, or a topic not taught well, in the church. The other reason I wrote this article is because I am aware that churches differ on what kinds...

How to Charitably Disciple and Disagree

How to Charitably Disciple and Disagree

This article is the last instalment of a three-part series based on Christian charity. We are Sola 5. In one of our core values we affirm the following: “that in essentials there must be unity, in nonessentials liberty and in all things charity.” The latter, namely...

A Tribute to Peter Sammons

A Tribute to Peter Sammons

South Africa’s loss is England’s gain. So we would all concur as we say goodbye to our brother and fellow pastor, Peter Sammons. Peter, having accepted the call to Artillery Street Evangelical Church in Colchester, England, leaves our land and does so bequeathing a...

Solus Christus: The Centrality of Christ Alone

Solus Christus: The Centrality of Christ Alone

Of the five solas, solus Christus may be most pivotal. Without the person and work of Jesus Christ, we have nothing to talk about. Jesus is the interpretative key of the Bible (sola Scriptura). Jesus is the only means by which one may receive God’s grace (sola...

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...