Nice Christians Aren’t Strong Christians, Strong Christians Aren’t Nice Christians.

Episode 407 of “The Art of Manliness” podcast, titled “How to Overcome Nice Guy Syndrome”, was recently released. In this episode, Brett McKay (founder of interviewed Dr Aziz Gazipura. Aziz is a psychologist, the founder of the Social Confidence Centre, and the author of the new book “not nice”. The idea of Dr Gazipura’s … Continue reading Nice Christians Aren’t Strong Christians, Strong Christians Aren’t Nice Christians.


What the Resurrection means for us

Happy Easter, everybody. Today, I'd like to take a moment with you to have a look at some practical implications of the resurrection of Jesus. Hopefully, you've already read Samuel's article, 'If Christ Had Not Been Raised To Life'. Today, we'll be looking ever so quickly (get to Church) at Ephesians 1: 3-14. So often … Continue reading What the Resurrection means for us

Week 4 in the Catechism

Welcome back to week 4 in our series on the modified Baptist Catechism. So far, we’ve addressed the first eight questions of this document. Today, we pick up we left off last week – on what God is.   Question 9: Are there more gods than one? Answer 9: There is only one living and true … Continue reading Week 4 in the Catechism

Week 3 in the Catechism

Hello, and welcome back to our guided tour through the modified Baptist catechism. This week we’re focussing on questions 6, 7, and 8. By now, we have hopefully memorised questions 1-5. If this is your first week with us, please click here to get started. Without further ado, let’s begin.   Question 6: May all … Continue reading Week 3 in the Catechism

Week 2 in the Catechism

Apology: This article is 1 week and 1 day late. There were some technical issues last week when I was supposed to post this article, and by the time posting became possible there would not have been sufficient time for memorisation. Then, again, yesterday when I was supposed to post again, I was further hindered. … Continue reading Week 2 in the Catechism

Catechism supplement 1: Glorifying God in our weakness

This week we saw that, according to the modified Baptist Catechism: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever”. This has some further implications for us, and I would like to go into them here. First, allow me to explain why I didn’t include this as part of Tuesday’s ‘guided tour … Continue reading Catechism supplement 1: Glorifying God in our weakness

Week 1 in the Catechism

Today we begin our first week in the catechism. This is going to be a relatively easy week, because the first two questions are quite short and self-explanatory. Question three will require a little more explaining, but all in all this should be a nice, gentle introduction to a wonderful and beneficial document. Your job … Continue reading Week 1 in the Catechism