Episode 24: Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship

Perhaps the saddest observation of all is that the spending habits of people in the church differ little from those of the world. The lifestyles of most professing Christians are not substantially different from anyone else’s. Too many in the church have adopted the world’s indulgent attitude toward money. Almost every form of materialistic extravagance … Read moreEpisode 24: Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship

Episode 22: From the Earth Up—Synoptic Portrait of Christ

To the Christian, doctrine is unavoidable. Ours is never a choice between doctrine and no doctrine, but between sound doctrine and false doctrine. This is nowhere more urgent than when we are talking about the Christ, who is the object of our faith. 0:00:00—Opening 0:01:03—Welcoming Dr Darrell Bock 0:07:40—The Synoptics particularly useful for the unbeliever … Read moreEpisode 22: From the Earth Up—Synoptic Portrait of Christ

Episode 21: The State of the Gospel in South Africa

What is the state of the gospel and the Christian faith and church in South Africa? This is the question that Tyrell takes up in this episode with his guest, Desmond Henry, missiologist and registrar at South Africa’s Baptist Theological College. 0:00:00—Opening 0:06:40—Introducing Dr. Desmond Henry 0:12:55—Why is thinking through the state of the gospel … Read moreEpisode 21: The State of the Gospel in South Africa

Episode 18: Why Africa is Poor

Explaining Africa’s poverty is by no means a straightforward exercise. Unsurprisingly it has generated polarised debate. On the one extreme are those who see a congenital problem with the African race, summed up as intellectual inferiority. The other end has those who heap the blame on external hedonistic forces called imperialists. So, is Africa a … Read moreEpisode 18: Why Africa is Poor

Episode 16: Addiction (Part 2)

If we allow the Bible to reveal the unseen spiritual realities behind addictions, we suddenly realise that addictions are more than self-destructive behaviours. They are violations of God’s laws: his laws that call us to avoid drunkenness and immoderate self-indulgence (Romans 13:13), his law that calls us to love others (1 John 4:7), and his … Read moreEpisode 16: Addiction (Part 2)