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When Silence Screams

When Silence Screams

I recently read the book, Practicing Affirmation by Sam Crabtree. If I could afford to, I would buy a copy for every member of BBC. It really is that good. It is the first book that I have come across that specifically deals with this essential theme. My only regret...

A Terror-able Government

A Terror-able Government

On 7 May South Africans will once again vote in a democratic election. I well remember the first one in 1994 and the incredible experience of seeing people lined up at polling stations to cast their vote. The Lord was gracious to us as a nation as peace reigned at a...

Reformed Baptist Interdependency—The Zambian Model

Reformed Baptist Interdependency—The Zambian Model

Issues of church government, especially once you go beyond the confines of the local church, can be quite dicey. The historical forms have ended up in three broad categories—Episcopalianism, Presbyterianism and Congregationalism. As Reformed Baptists, we fall in the...

“A Seed Was Sown”

“A Seed Was Sown”

(An honest, bold and humbling Confession of a WHITE Christian Afrikaner pastor, who accepted his newly adopted BLACK Grandson) I was born in 1950 in the Free State town of Bethlehem and grew up in Aliwal North, a small countryside town on the fringe of the Karoo in...

Digging Wells and Planting Churches

Digging Wells and Planting Churches

We were with a neat group of people today talking mercy ministry and the church and that always gets me stirred up, so be warned – random thoughts ahead. But imagine someone asking whether social ministries are hindering church planting in Africa. In other words, are...

Namibia: A Nation of Sick Men?

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 Zambia Baptist Historical Society

The Zambia Baptist Historical Society

The Zambia Baptist Historical Society has finally been launched "Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7, New Living Translation). 20th March 2010...

Baptism Is Not About You—It’s All About Jesus!

Baptism Is Not About You—It’s All About Jesus!

Some time ago, as I was reflecting upon the Scriptures in preparation for the baptism of one of our members, I was struck by this awesome truth: Baptism is not about you—it’s all about Jesus! Let me explain. For years, I have observed that people in our circles very...

How to get into the work of ministry

How to get into the work of ministry

[This is the second instalment in the series of blog posts in which I am answering questions posed by my Facebook "friends" who are between the ages of 15 and 25. The question below is fairly common and hence I thought of making it the second one to be answered. I...