Several weeks ago, many South Africans were tensely frustrated, even angry, as we awaited word as to whether President Jacob Zuma would be removed from office. Many of us desired a new king, namely Cyril Ramaphosa. The currency market anticipated such good news. Once it
In his insightful and helpful book, Side by Side, Ed Welch writes, When suffering knocks on someone’s door, Satan too comes knocking. Life is a war zone, and Satan is the enemy strategist. He waits for those times when people are in the wilderness—vulnerable, desperate,
The following sermons form part of a series of expositions of the Gospel of Mark by Doug Van Meter.
We might call Mark’s prologue, “Words for Your Wilderness.” Let me explain. If scholars are correct, Mark wrote his gospel in the late 50s for believers living in the Roman Empire. (Many believe that it was written particularly for Roman Christians.) Many of these Christians