Heroes of the Bible/Helde van die Bybel

Noah’s ark. Abraham’s faith. Joseph’s dreams. Joshua, Deborah and Gideon’s courage. These larger-than-life figures’ stories come alive in Alida Bornman’s children’s book Heroes of the Bible, which is now going for its second print after its release last year. Vividly illustrated by Lenka Cronjé, the book chronicles the stories of true heroes who trusted in … Read more

ShofarBand’s latest album, ‘Behold’, turns our gaze to God

After the release of their previous album, We Won’t Be Afraid, Shofarband felt God clearly tell them to start a School of Worship, asking them, “What does worship that’s in Spirit and truth actually look like?” For two years they took a break from writing songs to wait on God, realign their hearts with His … Read more

Miracles and Medicine: Is it one or the other?

by André Kruger Pastor of Shofar East London I recently spoke to a Christian man who has been visiting our church for a month or two. He told me that he was blown away by the faith he experienced with us, that we would believe God to heal people miraculously in our church services. He … Read more

When Intimacy Hurts

by Ross van Niekerk Pastor of Shofar Durbanville Recent studies show an alarming increase in “sexless marriages” – in fact, The Times reported that more than 21 000 people search for help on this monthly via Google, outnumbering searches such as “unhappy marriage” and “loveless marriage”. The phrase “sexless marriage” refers to couples having sex … Read more

Beyond Babel Prioritising Community

by Dr. Theuns Jacobs Pastor of Shofar Cape Town City This blog was originally posted on christian-thoughtleadership.com. Theuns holds a doctorate in New Testament studies, and does research on the Gospels and contemporary social issues. He is a pastor at our Cape Town City congregation. Our basic attitude towards community either pollutes or heals the … Read more

Dagstuk deur Heinrich Titus

by Ps. Heinrich Titus Liewe vriende, Ons kom aan die einde van nog ’n jaar wat verbygesnel het teen ’n verbysterende spoed. Ek wil vir ieder en elk dankie sê vir jul onvermoeide toewyding om vir ons as kerkfamilie te bid tydens hierdie oorgangsjaar. Laat my toe om ’n stukkie van my pad met jou … Read more

Devotional by Heinrich Titus

by Ps. Heinrich Titus Dear Friends, At the end of another year which has sped by at break-neck speed, I want to thank you for your tireless commitment to praying unceasingly for us as a church family during this year of transition. Allow me to share a bit of my journey with you. At the … Read more

The Dear Family Series

by Yangchen Choden Yangchen grew up in Bhutan, a country in which Christians are persecuted and where she now serves as a leader in her local church. Here in the context of the Western World, where we don’t necessarily understand the challenges the persecuted church face, her letter to the family brings us clearer understanding, … Read more

Help! I Want to Read the Bible | Ministering God’s Word to yourself

by Lieschen Venter When we think of cross-cultural ministry, we normally think of how we are to translate the Gospel for some foreign tribe in a far-away land. But have you ever considered that you might need to minister cross-culturally to yourself? We grow easily familiar with the Bible and we forget what a radically … Read more

#micdrop worship | A worship leader’s commentary on modern Christian music

by James Pringle Shofar Worship Leader Warning: this blog post originated as a Facebook tirade. Thankfully, the inflamed rhetoric has been reigned in and the adjective-to-noun ratio reduced, but the conviction and urgency remain. Reading through the Gospels, it’s not difficult to see that much of what Jesus said was counter-cultural. His wisdom turned cultural … Read more