Was Paul For or Against Women in Ministry? by Dr. Craig S. Keener.

The question of a woman’s role in ministry is a pressing concern for today’s church. It is paramount first, because of our need for the gifts of all the members God has called to serve the Church. The concern, however, has extended beyond the Church itself. Increasingly, secular thinkers attack Christianity as against women and thus irrelevant to the modern world. The Assemblies of God and other denominations birthed in the Holiness and Pentecostal revivals affirmed women in ministry long before the role of women became a secular or [...]

By |2023-08-08T13:58:11+02:00August 15th, 2023|Ecclesiology, Slavery in the Bible|0 Comments

Humility is the Way to Unity by Gavin Ortlund

Some Christians are eager to defend sound doctrine. Well, and good. But is the unity of the body of Christ one of those doctrines we jealously guard? .... the unity of the church is one the objects of Christ’s death (Eph. 2:14). This, as much as anything, is what the New Testament calls us to cherish and uphold. Therefore, our zeal for theology must never exceed our zeal for our actual brothers and sisters in [...]

By |2023-07-11T15:42:01+02:00August 8th, 2023|Ecclesiology, Spiritual formation|0 Comments

African Prosperity Teaching by Dr Craig S. Keener

Over a decade ago I even planned an entire book challenging prosperity teaching. The prospective publisher turned it down, shortsightedly complaining that no one believes in prosperity teaching anymore. I knew from wide experience that this death knell was premature, but the book would not likely have accomplished much anyway; I would have been preaching to the choir. I would probably go further against prosperity teaching than most people. I am committed to living simply [...]

By |2023-07-13T11:26:43+02:00July 11th, 2023|Ecclesiology|0 Comments

Should I expect that miracles are for today? by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

Should I expect miracles today? In the first part of this article, I dispelled the idea that miracles only took place in a very short period in the Biblical era. There seems to be a plentitude of faith healers and Churches that seem to think so. A significant proportion of the future Church in Africa seems to hold that miracles are normative, and we can expect God's supernatural way of dealing with our everyday lives. [...]

By |2023-06-07T10:55:17+02:00June 7th, 2023|Ecclesiology, Faith Healing|0 Comments

Did miracles happen only in a fraction of the Biblical era? by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

Reformed Theologian Dr. John MacArthur writes. “Most biblical miracles happened in three relatively brief periods of Bible history: in the days of Moses and Joshua, during the ministries of Elijah and Elisha, and in the time of Christ and the apostles... All three periods of miracles were times when God gave his written revelation— Scripture— in substantial quantities. Those doing the miracles were essentially the same ones heralding an era of revelation. Moses wrote the [...]

By |2023-10-04T10:39:57+02:00June 7th, 2023|Ecclesiology, Faith Healing|0 Comments

Not everyone is a Heretic by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

“Heresy!” They blurted out when the preacher said something that sounded suspicious. “He is preaching something that is out of the norm...” “I just do not like that guy's vibe...” “Where was he educated?” “Whatever the Bible says, it can’t be that?” “I just don’t like him...”  Steven Bullivant writes. “Heresy is what sincere Christians, quite properly and prudently, are keen to avoid. It comes from the Greek word hairesis, which means “choice," “opinion," or [...]

By |2023-08-23T14:23:21+02:00April 21st, 2023|Christian Cults, Ecclesiology|0 Comments

Is Pentecostalism Becoming the New Religion of the Global Poor? A Reply to Elle Hardy by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

I recently received an article sent to me by a colleague concerning the state of the Pentecostal Church in South Africa. The title seemed intriguing, and I thought I would give it a read. I have seen the name of the author, Elle Hardy, in numerous articles in the past and thought I would read what she wrote. It seems like Elle has built quite a career that thrives on the messiness of the [...]

An Appeal for Christian Beauty by Robert Falconer

Occasionally, I dream of vising old English Cathedrals in forested hills cloaked in cool mist or walking into warmly lit churches in urban spaces bursting with liturgical beauty; the colours, the smells, the vestments, the music. The magical sense of wonder quickly fades as I wake, and I am left with a deep sense of longing for authentic Christian beauty which lingers for several days. To be sure, these ecclesiastical traditions and Christian experiences do [...]

By |2022-03-17T09:27:37+02:00March 17th, 2022|Ecclesiology, Thoughts|0 Comments

“But You shall receive power.” By Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

And there it is, Jesus declares that we shall be empowered to be effective witnesses when the Spirit shows His activity in us. Luke the Physician accounts (Acts 1:8) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” There seems to be a desire to see God move amongst His people [...]

By |2021-11-08T14:21:06+02:00November 5th, 2021|Ecclesiology, Spiritual formation|0 Comments

Worshiping well by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

What is labeled as Worship in our Churches today can take many forms. From pulsing lights to massive sounds and groovy beats to standing up straight orderly, focussing on a hymnal as we hear our fellows sing. Often people associate the quality of their Worship as they stirred their emotions or motivated themselves. Other times we associate the success of our offering with how it resonated with our appeal. Even though liturgical styles and musical [...]

By |2021-12-19T14:08:22+02:00September 1st, 2021|Ecclesiology, Spiritual formation|1 Comment


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