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#MeToo – a Christian response

Recently actress Florence Masebe has added her name to the #MeToo campaign[1].  This movement keeps on growing, as it should, until the voices of these women are clearly heard and society responds appropriately.  For those who are not familiar: the #MeToo campaign is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault of women.  #MeToo spread […]

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Celebrating 50 Years in our Church Building

In 1968 it would have cost you about 7c for a loaf of brown bread, a liter of milk was 5c, and petrol would cost you 10c per liter.  It seems almost unbelievable!  Today you are lucky to find a loaf of bread for less than R10,00, milk is about R7,00 in a sachet and […]

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Remembering Billy Graham

Two hundred million people. That’s the number of people that Rev. Billy Graham is thought to have preached the gospel to during his years of active ministry. This doesn’t include those who heard via radio or film. Millions have come to faith in Christ as a result of his commitment to his Savior and his […]

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The God of water

This last month I gave a short talk at the opening Social Morning of the year at our church.  The topic I chose, since everyone in Cape Town is talking about it, is water.  But the more I looked into the Bibles words about water the more I realised that God has a couple of […]

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Celebrating 500 years of Reformation

This year on the 31st October we celebrate 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany.  Luther was not a world-renowned name in 1517, but his act would prove to be a decisive catalyst in bringing reformation to the church. The Reformation was a protest against […]

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Moving from Deacons to Deacons and Elders at ECCC

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 was not just any Wednesday – it was the Wednesday when East Claremont for the first time elected Elders and Deacons.  The election went of smoothly with all 3 Elder-candidates and 10 Deacon-candidates being approved and accepted as suitable for these roles. Process I would like to thank the Congregation and […]

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An invitation into ministry

East Claremont exists to make the grace of an invisible God visible.  One of the ways we do this is by being the body of Christ – we serve each other and our community and thereby carry forward the incarnational ministry of Christ.  It is one of the greatest privileges of being a Christian – […]

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Why You WILL Join the Wrong Church

The following excellent article was originally published in 9marks.org[1].  In light of our sermon series in the Sermon on the Mount, particularly the sermon “Covenant and Marriage: God’s Answer to Divorce – Matt 5:31-32”[2], I thought that the parallels with church membership were an amazing insight! “The most read New York Times article from 2016 had nothing […]

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Oneness and marriage

I remember the first dating and sex talk I ever heard at youth group.  Once a boy and a girl decided to date the question was always “how far is too far?”  I distinctly remember one of the approaches (for boys) was the ‘bikini rule’ – you don’t touch what the bikini touches!  In retrospect, […]

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Pentecost 2017

This year Pentecost Sunday falls on 4th June – 50 days from Easter Sunday (Easter Sunday included).  Pentecost is a less celebrated holy-day than Christmas and Easter, but equally as important in the Christian calendar.  It is also less celebrated by the world – it hasn’t been captured for its commercial value or by the […]

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