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Played onside

The notoriously hard to grasp offside rule in football states that if you’re on the attack and you’ve run ahead of the ball and there’s only one member of the opposing team between you and the goal (normally the goalkeeper) then you’re offside and no-one can pass to you.  But if two or more members … Continue reading

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Approved by God?

Daniel Ledama is passionate about learning and teaching the Word of God and making disciples. He serves with the national IFES movement in Rwanda and with Preach the Word Rwanda and is much involved in evangelism and discipleship among University students in Rwanda. He writes from Kigali on two types of Bible ministry… Rightly handling God’s Word Nowadays, with … Continue reading

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Double danger

There are at least two dangers in extreme prosperity preaching: It leads thousands away from the Christ of the Bible to false hopes, shipwrecking faith and destroying families. It makes ‘moderate’ prosperity preaching seem fine by comparison. It defines a new low. It lowers the bar. It plays the rest of us onside.”We don’t do that … Continue reading

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Sick and tired

The new issue of Conversation is all about faithful Bible preaching (and the lack of it). This is Lydia Maingi’s passionate editorial: A close look at the kind of preaching going on on national TV and one is left wondering what is happening to the church of Christ. What Bible do these ‘preachers’ subscribe to? … Continue reading

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Leadership, Word and Grace

(The following article from Sammy Maina first appeared in the 2012 Apprentice magazine entitled, ‘The interaction of servant leadership, faithful Bible teaching and grace’.) In recent years, there has been a lot of talk and writing on leadership. Under this broad subject, servant leadership has really been emphasised. In the political world, corporate world, Church … Continue reading