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What is Anglicanism? J. I. Packer answers.

Ever wonder what it means to be an Anglican? Below is J. I. Packer’s understanding of what it means to be Anglican. J.I. Packer: “I identify myself as a heritage Anglican, or a main stream Anglican, on the basis of that view of things. I adapt to state my Anglican identity, words from the great […]

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Why we use the Prayer Book

Why do we use the prayer book? That is a good question that Andre answers below. On Sunday I led our church through some set prayers in our REACH SAPrayer Book.  Non-conformists, more independent types might want to deride me as being too clinical and stayed, not allowing “the Spirit to move”.   “We need to […]

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Perspective – The Gift of Life

For most of us, the statement life is a gift is one that we would not only agree with, but probably take for granted. But what exactly do we mean when we say that life is a gift? For a Christian, one verse that would certainly spring to mind is Romans 6:23, the verse quoted […]

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A Tribute to The Reverend Shadrack Papane

I have known Reverend Shadrack Kgosimang Papane since I was studying at George Whitefield College in Cape Town in the mid 1990’s.  He was the first full time pastor of Emmanuel Church, Rocklands, in Bloemfontein. I was privileged to serve my curacy under his leadership while I was in Qwa Qwa.  Rev Papane was a man […]

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4 New Ideas for Congregational Songs during Christmas

Nils Holmgren shares some ideas for new songs from the Sovereign Grace album Prepare Him Room that churches can learn and use during the Christmas season. Who Would have Dreamed Who is Mighty PrepareHim Room God made Low

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Soul Idols

The temple of Artemis in ancient Ephesus was truly spectacular. It was roughly the size of Newlands Rugby Stadium, with over a hundred columns (sixteen stories high) and huge statues of Artemis, the pagan goddess of fertility. Much of Ephesian city life revolved around the temple and a profitable industry had emerged in the selling […]

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St. Thomas Heideveld Mission Trip to George

Do you get excited about – kids hearing the gospel; a church reaching out to its community; Christian teenagers being trained in ministry; churches working together in gospel partnership? Well then you would have loved to be at Christ Church George (formerly St. Philips) in the first week of October this year. Six teenagers and […]

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Perspective – Christian Growth

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen” (2 Peter 3vs18) There could hardly be a better metaphor to describe the Christian life than the metaphor of growth. In contrast to religion which is formal and sterile, authentic Christianity is alive […]

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