Nov 2019
Fasting From Society

by Hlumelo Petros There are many accounts in the Bible of our great prophets (including Jesus) being with people, and there is the famous scripture in Matthew 18:20 about the gathering of saints. So there is no doubt about the importance of family, church and fellowship in the body of Christ. However, rarely do we as Christians discuss the importance of solitude with God. There are many voices in the world, from television, books, radio, social media to school, work, religion and politics. We live in a world where we are surrounded......

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Jul 2019
Immersion: The Key To A New Language And Identity

by Shingai Ndinga Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful Joshua 1:8 My daughter Elikia speaks English at the moment. The idea was to teach her French, as well as two other African languages. However, the challenge has been that English has become a default language. I grew up speaking French, even did two levels of public examinations in this language. Due to circumstances......

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Feb 2019
Accountability: Doing Life Together

It’s only in 2019, almost 19 years after I became a Christian that I am fully embracing what accountability actually means — and entails. Growing up as a teenager in the church, had meant that things ought to have been done by the book. We ended up being so legalistic about so many things, such as going out to have a good time with friends. We can get so caught up about the things we don’t do: “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs. I don’t go to......

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