Grace, Truth and Time

  The Advocate, Who’s our Advocate, so Jesus is our advocate, 1 John 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 Tim 2:5 For, there is one God and one Mediator […]

Stepping out of Emotional Lockdown During Lockdown

by Past Ronel Oberholzer and Carina Martin What is an emotional lockdown? Looking at the definitions of crisis and trauma helps us to understand better what is currently happening in us during the lockdown. A crisis is a time of intense difficulty or danger, a time when difficult or important decisions must be made, the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and MyFiladelfia

Last night, our President, let us know that there will be a significant cancellation of various events, which has already started to occur and the fact that we should limit travel as far as possible. Concerning our workshop/contact session season, it is critically important for us to realise that this impacts us. So, we’ve decided […]

What is theology about?

When you hear the word ‘theology,’ what comes to mind? The word ‘theology’ means many things to many people. Some embrace theology and others distance themselves from it, and in the process of distancing they actually practice theology. Here is the ‘thing,’ last week we established that theology refers to the study of God. We […]

Why apologetics?

The study of apologetics also helps you–personally–to grow in confidence, grow in faith and establish an unshakable grounding in the love of God, forgiveness and trust in the Lord Jesus as King of your life

Don’t Fear Academic Scripts

Some people are discouraged by the idea of hard work, which is understandable–in a secular context. However, in a theological context, hard work is done to the glory of God.

Look back to look forward

Life is not just one dimensional. This is also true of our life experiences. The end of the year is the ideal time to reflect back at what we lived through this year. Sometimes we have to look back to be able to move forward. Carl Jung said: “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, […]

Teleurstellings, Ompaaie en “Back-to-Basics”

Iemand vra my onlangs, “Waarvoor vertrou jy die Here in 2020?” Ek aarsel ‘n oomblik. Mag ek regtig eerlik wees? Ek is bang. Ek is te bang om dit hardop te sê. My gedagte? Gaan dit net nog ‘n belofte wees? Is dit net nog ‘n mooi Christelike oefening? Die vraag forseer my om diep […]

What is Biblical Counselling

In Short, biblical counselling, as well as a biblical counsellour, is driven by a focus on the Triune God, which operates within a framework that consciously tests the insights of theology and the Human Sciences against the Scriptures (1 Thessalonians 5:21). This person also submits themselves to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The counsellour […]