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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...

We’d Be Less

We’d Be Less

I recently read the autobiography of Andre Agassi, the American tennis player whose profession career spanned twenty years (1986–2006) and whose unorthodox apparel and attitude is widely credited with helping to revive the popularity of the sport by which he made his...

Lessons from South Africa’s Most Famous Pastor

Lessons from South Africa’s Most Famous Pastor

Over Christmas I received a recent biography called Andrew Murray: Christ’s Anointed Minister to South Africa by Vance Christie (Christian Focus, 2015). It was love at first sight—a well-told story about a well-known hero of the gospel right here in our country,...