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Finding God amongst Unexpected People by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff.

[1] (10-minute read).  When I was at Bible College a few years ago, I had the opportunity to drive Philip Yancey and his wife to their hotel room with a friend from the Church. I quickly mentioned that I was a huge fan and had read almost all of his books up to that point. Unfortunately, I did not have any books for him to sign, but I felt a deep sense of calm when [...]

By |2023-10-03T19:57:44+02:00October 3rd, 2023|Spiritual formation|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

Let Jesus transform you by Henri Nouwen

You are looking for ways to meet Jesus. You are trying to meet him not only in your mind but also in your body. You seek his affection, and you know that this affection involves his body as well as yours. He became flesh for you so that you could encounter him in the flesh and receive his love in the flesh. But something remains in you that prevents this meeting. There is still a [...]

By |2023-07-11T12:37:42+02:00July 18th, 2023|Spiritual formation|0 Comments

Heresy Hunting, Biblical discernment, and Godly correction by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff.

Is there a place for biblical discernment and calling out those in error? Yes! And I think my website and YouTube channel have quite a repertoire, proofing this to be so. Over the last few years, I have spent some time on three different platforms looking at some problematic doctrinal errors, studying the Bible, and interviewing theologians to ask specific questions. Recently I have been invited by someone I have been investigating to interact and [...]

By |2022-01-07T15:45:28+02:00January 7th, 2022|Spiritual formation, 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

Who do you say I am? Jesus through the eyes of the Gospel of Matthew by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(2 Minute Read). Biblical Scholar Bart D. Ehrman describes the Gospel of Matthew as; “one of the most highly treasured accounts of Jesus' life among the early Christians. This may explain why it was given pride of place as the first Gospel in the New Testament canon.”[1] Central to all the Gospels is the recorded life and memories of Jesus as the coming Jewish Messiah (Matthew), the Saviour of the World (Luke), Son of God [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:28:58+02:00December 17th, 2019|Christology, Spiritual formation|0 Comments

Worthwhile Christian books on Prayer by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

The Devotional author Richard J Foster wrote; "Real prayer is something we learn". Unfortunately, we do not find ourselves to be masters of prayer at the onset of our religious experience. For some prayer, as a vocation is a daunting one, and as a pastor, I have encountered so many people that find it hard to pray. Usually, we do not have time to sit at the feet of a devotional master of prayer and [...]

By |2020-03-14T11:14:56+02:00October 15th, 2016|Spiritual formation, Thoughts|0 Comments

The Art of Biblical Integrity for the Christian Intellectual by Jonathan McLatchie

Do you really believe what you say and think you believe, and how can you know? The answer may at first brush appear obvious — “of course I believe what I say and think I do,” you might say. If you didn’t, after all, why would you be spending so much time engaged in the intellectual defense of it? This raises an interesting question: Can you believe that you believe something which you do not [...]

By |2020-03-16T13:31:23+02:00March 8th, 2016|Spiritual formation, Thoughts|0 Comments

15 Christian books for Spiritual Growth and Direction by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff.

Recently someone posted and asked which aids I would suggest for Spiritual Growth and Formation in my personal life. In this post, I endeavor to give a few resources that I have read repeatedly to align my posture in my devotional time with God. It is in no way a very exhaustive list but I think these few books might give you an indication to allow the sovereign God to guide, commune and direct you. [...]

By |2021-12-19T14:09:02+02:00August 3rd, 2015|Spiritual formation|0 Comments


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