But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 21 August 2017 07:49

The 2017 Zambia Reformed Conferences—Day One

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The 2017 Zambian Reformed Conferences (plural because there are two conferences running in parallel but being united in the evening sessions) are being held at the Dream Valley Lodge in Lusaka from Monday 21st to Friday25th August. This is the 28th year of these conferences but only the second to...

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It has been a joy pouring our lives into 6 men who have left their homes (and for some of them their countries too) to come and experience the pastoral internship at Kabwata Baptist Church. I asked each of them to share how...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 19:54

Erroll Hulse (1931–2017)—The End Of An Era

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Today, the remains of Erroll Hulse, a dear friend and elder statesman in the Reformed faith, will be interred in Cuckfield, England. My mind is, therefore, very much in that part of the world as the sun comes up here in the heart of Africa. I wish I could be there to witness the...

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Every so often when engaged in discussion on the subject of the prosperity gospel, I hear voices sympathetic to this doctrinal poison say, “But surely God does not want us to be poor, does he?” This is viewed as a trump card, as if there is no middle ground between being stinking rich...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 04:34

Handling the fall of ministerial colleagues

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It has been a long time since I last posted on this blog. As I get closer to my 30-year mark as pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church there are a number of thoughts that are concurrently running through my mind. Many of them are thoughts of gratitude while some are thoughts of regret. One thought that...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:07

Mukhanyo Bible College 2017 Consultation

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Last week, I had the rare opportunity to participate in a Bible college consultation hosted by the Mukhanyo Bible College in South Africa (from Tuesday June 20 to Thursday June 22), on the theme of “Christian Ethics for Bible Education in Africa”. This was their 7th year in hosting such...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 20:18

We have lost the sense of God

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After my last blog post in which I addressed the issue of believers abandoning going to church on a Sunday in preference for watching a football match, I tossed and turned most of the night. I kept asking myself how believers could do this. I could not understand how even pastors are now joining in...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 07:30

To go to church or watch football?

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This is an almost embarrassing question to ask but I am sure this weekend many Zambian Christians asked themselves this question and even concluded that they would skip church and go to watch football instead—with a clear conscience. It is sad but true.
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Monday, 20 February 2017 04:31

Wanted: Burdened Preachers

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The story is told of a nervous young man who once came before a selection panel for the Methodist ministry. During the interview, this rather shy young man took the opportunity of explaining that he was not gifted enough to set the River Thames on fire. One of the interviewers, Dr W E Sangster,...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 02:24

Facebook and Me

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As I commence 2017, Facebook is among the many blessings I am thanking God for. Let me explain. My journey on Facebook began a few years ago. I remember the day quite vividly. I had been preaching for a pastoral friend in the USA and while there on a couple of occasions he asked me why I was not on...

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Sunday, 18 December 2016 22:25

Why do missionaries take such embarrassing photos?

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I flew into Freetown last week. As I was escorted from the arrivals gate I found a sea of humanity outside the airport calling out to arriving passengers for the exchange of money into the local currency or as taxis. Thankfully, someone was waiting for me and he took me straight to the place where...

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 16:30

The death of a pet

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A few days ago I stood by my study window and saw our youngest daughter, Mwape, standing helplessly as she saw her pregnant dog, Chelsea, breathe her last. Mwape had taken a day off from work because she was not feeling well herself. Little did she know that it was going to be her last day with her...

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Thursday, 07 July 2016 23:19

The 2016 KBC pastoral internship programme

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(...through the eyes of the interns themselves)The pastoral internship programme at Kabwata Baptist Church continues to be one of its most important ministries because through this avenue the church gives individuals who are preparing for a lifetime of pastoral ministry an opportunity to be in a...

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Friday, 06 May 2016 03:09

Some common birds of India

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"Look at the birds of the air..." (Jesus, in Matt 6:26)As my time in India draws to an end, I thought of sharing with you the photos of some of the birds I came across. Between my preaching and my surgery, my schedule was too packed for me to have time to go bird watching and so these are birds...

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The tragedy on today’s ecclesiastical landscape is the number of heretics who are thriving inside evangelicalism. They are having a field day and hardly anyone is raising a voice against them. Behind closed doors we all seem to agree that these “brethren” are spreading serious...

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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 06:24

Pastoral self-appointments must stop

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It is a well-known fact that state governments in Africa are deciding that enough is enough and are moving in to arrest the rot taking places largely in Charismatic churches. The stench cannot be ignored any more. This has already begun to happen in Kenya under President Uhuru Kenyatta. South...

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Sunday, February 28, 2016The final day of our 30th anniversary celebrations and commemorative meetings was here. The meeting began at 09.00 hours with a Q&A session with all our missionaries lined up in front of us as members asked them very pointed questions about our role in their lives and...

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Saturday, February 27, 2016
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Our 30th anniversary celebrations and commemorative meetings entered the fourth day yesterday. The meeting began with a luncheon. The attendance looked a little lower than usual in the auditorium but this was because the children had a separate conference where they were...

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Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:08

KBC 30th anniversary and missions conference—Day 3

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Friday, February 26, 2016
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Our 30th anniversary celebrations and commemorative meetings entered the third day last night. Attendance continued to grow. The meeting was led by Musopelo Chilongoshi who is one of the newest church members and has already found a place to serve in the church—in the...

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Thursday, 25 February 2016 18:34

KBC 30th anniversary and missions conference—Day 2

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Our 30th anniversary celebrations and commemorative meetings, under the theme: “The church—Christ’s glorious bride,” entered the second day last night. The church auditorium again was almost full. We also had some visitors from sister churches. The...

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 19:41

KBC 30th anniversary and missions conference—Day 1

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016Our 30th anniversary celebrations and commemorative meetings began last night, under the theme: “The church—Christ’s glorious bride”. The church auditorium was almost full, which being the first day, was a great encouragement. We also had a few...

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 03:23

Eisegesis gone wrong...awfully wrong

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Eisegesis—which is the practice of reading your own meaning into someone else’s words—is always wrong. In the Christian Faith we normally use this word to talk about preachers who tend to go to a passage of Scripture and read their own meaning into the passage. It is the opposite...

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:32

Pray for your pastor

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We need our pastors to pray for us and preach to us. Yet, what we often forget is that a pastor’s relationship with his flock is one of mutual benefit. We minister to one another and one of the most important benefits a pastor has from his flock is their fervent prayers.
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Monday, 02 November 2015 20:23

Don’t you fear God?

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The question that was asked by one of the criminals crucified with our blessed Lord Jesus Christ has been on my mind of late. This has been primarily because of the flood of “prophets” that have poured into the church in Africa in the recent past. It is an epidemic!Here was a man who...

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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 06:54

50 Kitwe Pastors Pray For Zambian Kwacha

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A friend recently tagged me on Facebook to an item on an online news website and asked me what I thought of it. It was the news that more than 50 pastors in Kitwe had gotten together at the Oasis of Love Ministries Church to pray for the weak Zambian kwacha.The way in which the Zambian kwacha was...

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