Episode 95: Leadership Development

Tyrell is officially no longer the host of Table Talk in Radio Pulpit, but in an outgoing guest appearance, Tyrell joins new host, Mark Penrith, to discuss leadership development within the context of the local church. Among other things, the two talked about humility as a key characteristic of a servant leader, using Christ’s language … Read more

Episode 91: The Doctrines of Grace

John Calvin is perhaps best known for the system of teaching given his name (Calvinism), which is popularly encapsulated into five points: total depravity; unconditional election; limited atonement; irresistible grace; and perseverance of the saints. In this week’s episode, Tyrell is joined again by Mark Penrith from Crystal Park Baptist Church as they discuss the … Read more

Episode 90: The Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a major movement within Western Christianity in 16th-century Europe that posed a religious and political challenge to the Catholic Church and in particular to papal authority. In this episode, Tyrell is joined by Mark Penrith, pastor of Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni, South Africa, to discuss the history and theology … Read more

Episode 82: Church Post-Lockdown

For most of 2020, churches in South Africa, and across the world, have had to adjust to a new normal. But church lockdown must eventually give way to church post-lockdown. What will that look like? What lessons must we learn from lockdown that will persist long after restrictions are lifted? In today’s episode, Tyrell and … Read more

Episode 74: Church Revitalisation

Church planting is a topic of much discussion amongst churches and pastors but what about church revitalisation? How can healthy churches come alongside struggling churches and help them grow to better health? Mark Penrith, pastor of Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni, has experience in this regard and joins Tyrell on this week’s episode of … Read more

Episode 46: Church Leadership

Jesus Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. To love Christ means to love his church. A part of loving the church is understanding the way in which God has designed the church to work. A part of the way the church works is through God-appointed leaders. In this episode of Table Talk, … Read more

Episode 39: Public Bible Reading

In this episode, Tyrell sits down again with Mark Penrith, pastor-teacher of Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni, South Africa. Mark and Tyrell discuss the significance of Bible reading—and particularly public Bible reading in corporate worship. Paul commanded the public reading of Scripture for corporate worship (1 Timothy 4:13). This practice dates all the way … Read more

Episode 38: The Epistle of James

In this episode, Tyrell sits down once again with Mark Penrith, pastor-teacher of Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni, South Africa. Mark and Tyrell discuss the New Testament epistle of James and its relevance to 21st-century South African Christians. James is an intensely practical letter. The author leaves us in no doubt as to the … Read more

Episode 37: Lectures to My Students

In this episode, Tyrell sits down with Mark Penrith, pastor-teacher of Crystal Park Baptist Church in Benoni, South Africa. Mark and Tyrell discuss Charles Spurgeon’s famed Lectures to My Students, which is a written selection, originally published in 1869, from his addresses delivered to college students at the Pastors’ College Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. Charles … Read more

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 more