Tag Archive | church history

Roho Mtakatifu ni nani?

And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2) For a disciple not to have heard about the Holy Spirit is Not A Good Thing. For those of us who want to emphasise (I think […]

Stand firm

A few resources from the end of the term of Training Wednesdays: Last session of Church History Turning Points – Lessons from Festo Kivengere & the East African Revival; Influence of Keswick Theology on the East African Revival; Andy Naselli’s research on Keswick theology of sanctification – pdfs and mp3s Personal finances – The topic no-one […]

The heavens opened

Christopher Rowland has argued (The Open Heaven, 1982; The Mystery of God, 2009) that the essential element of apocalyptic is ‘the disclosure of heavenly knowledge’. It is an unveiling where the heavens are opened and transcendent mystery is divinely disclosed. Apocalyptic literature is full of secrets, visions, ascents, angels, the glory of the heavenly tabernacle and throne […]

Scratching the surface

Increasingly aware that we’re only touching on some very big topics in these Training Wednesdays but exciting nonetheless to paddle at the edges of some big oceans and sense something of the vastness and complexity and beauty of some of these subjects – the person of the Spirit, the highs and lows of Christendom, the plan […]

Against the world for the sake of the world

Against the world for the sake of the world

Been loving Piper’s 2005 conference message on Athanasius. Very well worth listening to or reading in full. But to whet your appetite, here are the lessons he draws out: Defending and explaining doctrine is for the sake of the gospel of Christ’s glory and our everlasting joy. Joyful courage is the calling of a faithful shepherd. If […]

Floodlight ministry

Floodlight ministry

A new term of Training Wednesdays and we kicked off with: New series – Doctine of the Spirit – Session 1: Introducing Him New series – Turning Points in Church History – Session 1: 70 AD New series – Preaching Skills – Session 1: Sermon Preparation Toolkit

Steadfast 24-7: the first three days

Steadfast 24-7: the first three days

We started this ministry training week for the iServe Africa apprentices with the Garrisa massacre very much in our minds. With that background we are very aware that when we talk about these young people remaining ‘steadfast’ in the years to come we are not joking around. This is a very serious business. The world […]