One clear winter morning, I was sitting at my favorite coffee shop reading the Scriptures and journaling. A man walking past my table noticed I was reading the Bible and began to engage me in conversation.
Eighty percent of South Africa is Christian, said the 2001 census. It is, from a statistician’s vantage point, a “churched” nation. There have been missionaries for hundreds of years. My own denomination started services in Cape Town 1794.
Throughout December, 9Marks is offering a special discount on Mark Dever's two Bible studies on 1 Corinthians. You can buy the set for $4.
1 Corinthians can be a difficult book to interpret and teach, since it touches on so many controversial issues. But it's a crucial book, since few other biblical books speak so fully and frankly to the realities of life in an imperfect church.
As a pastor of a church in Johnannesburg, South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s death is of major significance for my congregation. How should we respond to Mandela’s death? How should Christians and churches generally reflect on the life and legacy of this great man, even if he was not a believer?