Many people struggle to find spaces where they can really wrestle with faith in a complex and cosmopolitan place like Cape Town City. Our questions are big and our lives are complicated. We want a faith that is grounded and makes sense of our every day. To try and meet some of these needs we […]
In a world so wracked with inequality and injustice we can often feel useless, overwhelmed and paralyzed by the enormity of the task and complexity of the issues. Ordinary Justice aims to help us by connecting our faith with some very practical, simple, first steps towards becoming a more just people. God’s perfect justice and […]
This message is the first in a two-part series focusing on the practice of prayer in the life of the Christian. This week we take a look at Jesus' response to his disciples' request to teach them to pray in what is commonly referred to as 'The Lord's Prayer'. We take special notice of the shape or pattern of prayer that Jesus prescribes, and the impact that makes on the way we approach and practice prayer in our lives.
In this series we're trying to answer one question: What is a complete Christian? We ask this question because we want to ensure we're heading in the right direction in our spirituality as we pursue a balanced and mature understanding and expression of our faith as Christians.
In this sermon we study Romans 10:5-15 as we consider the complete Christian as a messenger of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our city.
The history of the church in South Africa is both complex and inconsistent. On the one hand silent acquiescence or worse entrenching and legitimizing racial division and economic inequality, and on the other hand providing the seeds of liberation and equality. Division and exclusion has not just been “out there” in society but has permeated and shaped our own structures and dealings with one another. What role then, if any, does the church play in overcoming injustice and inequality in South Africa today? This seminar explored issues of reconciliation both within the churches own structures as well as the church’s role in the wider society.
Presenter: Dr. Siegried Ngubane, the Director of SIM South Africa. Previously Dr Ngubane has been a lecturer in African Church Planting and Leadership Studies at George Whitefield College and the founding pastor of Khayelitsha Community Church. He holds a Doctorate in Missiology from the University of the Free State.