Episode 30: Christianity in Vietnam

The word “Vietnam” speaks of the tenacious Viet culture and its varied, yet distinct cuisine and social customs that have survived invasions and colonisation. Nam (south) refers to the expansion to the south from the original north and central domain. Long and narrow, Vietnam lies on the eastern coast of Southeast Asia’s Indochinese Peninsula. Laos … Read moreEpisode 30: Christianity in Vietnam

Episode 28: Discipleship

Most Christians believe that men are indeed the method of Jesus, but precious few are willing to invest their lives by putting all their eggs in one basket. Believing this people-orientated philosophy and practicing it are entirely different matters. A large problem in Christendom is that we don’t want to take the risk or the … Read moreEpisode 28: Discipleship

Episode 27: Apartheid and the Bible

What a mighty power is love that can overcome evil, cover painful memories, forgive, forgo revenge and arrest resentment. By forgiving, we do become Christ to others. By bearing in our bodies the weight of unjust accusation, undeserved pain, and unretaliated harm, we are the Holy Spirit’s message of Jesus to others. By the practice … Read moreEpisode 27: Apartheid and the Bible

Episode 26: Racial Reconciliation in the Church

People who treat others as inferior are those who themselves suffer from a sense of inferiority and insecurity. Others are a threat to them because they don’t have a sense of being important to the eternal God. They don’t have the assurance that this God will look after them more than adequately. When we lose … Read moreEpisode 26: Racial Reconciliation in the Church

Episode 25: Introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics

Whenever a Christian converses with a non-Christian about the truth of the faith, every request of the non-Christian for the proof of Christianity should be met with an equally serious request of proof for the non-Christian’s philosophy of life. Otherwise we get the false impression that the Christian worldview is tentative and uncertain, while the … Read moreEpisode 25: Introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics

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