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TGC Launches TV Apps

One clear indicator of the shift in how we consume media is the precipitous decline of cable TV subscriptions and viewership over the past decade. Some are estimating that in the next two years, the number of Netflix subscribers will surpass cable TV subscribers. North of 70 percent of TVs are smart TVs, allowing easier... Read more

TGC Podcast: Danny Akin on Teaching Kids to Love the Nations

The following is a lightly edited transcript; please check the audio or video before quoting. Danny Akin: Little Global Hearts. How to give our children a vision for the world, building Great Commission families. Two texts that are going to drive my study this morning, the first I will read now, and the other in... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Does It Mean to Be a New Creation?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Rebecca McLaughlin: In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul talks about Christians as a new creation. What do you think that means? Taylor Turkington: Oh, Rebecca. I think that Paul is talking about in this... Read more

To African Pastors: From A (New) Western Missionary – TGC Africa

Western missionaries desperately need to remember there are excellent churches in Africa. There are faithful, God-gifted preachers in Africa. We are not the “saviours of the African church.” Christ is the Saviour. We come only as servants of and partners in the gospel. And we need to remember that the Western worldview is not the... Read more

TGC Podcast: Leaders Need Tough Hides and Tender Hearts

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Dan Doriani: First of all let me say welcome to all of you and I find it mildly amusing that two hours ago, I was telling my friend Phil [Reichen] you may need... Read more

Gods Design for the Church // Book Review – TGC Africa

With this book, Gods Design for the Church, Conrad Mbewe has graced us with a truly significant offering of biblical ecclesiology for the African context and continent. At the beginning of the book, Mbewe lists a number of pastors and pastoral interns who contributed to the contents of the book. In doing this, he specifically... Read more

How To Be Ineffective and Unfruitful // Conrad Mbewe – TGC Africa

[Please note that the sound improves from timestamp 2:22. Apologies for the inconvenience.] Introduction to 2 Peter 1:5-8 This morning we are continuing in our series of sermons entitled ‘Christian, Grow Up!’ We are in 2 Peter 1. And I am recommencing from verse 5 and making our way to verse 8. 2 Peter 1:5-8:... Read more

How to Pick Your Theological Fights with Humility – TGC Africa

Finding the Right Hills to Die On is about seeking a middle ground between those who want to fight about every little theological doctrine and those who are indifferent to theology. Gavin Ortlund accomplishes this by providing a useful method to assess which doctrines should be fought and even divided over. He calls this Theological... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Would Be Different Without Christs Resurrection?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Rico Tice: How would the world be different if Christ had not risen from the dead? Scott Oliphint: Right. Probably the main difference if Christ has not been raised from the dead, is... Read more

Haufaniri Kufunganya – TGC Africa

Hupenyu hwunokwanisa kuita kuti unzwe zvichirema kuvimba naMwari neramangwana rako. Kune zvinhu zvizhinji zvaufanira kuita, zvizhinji zvaunofanira kubudirira mazviri uye kune vanhu vazhinji vaungazvienzanisa navo. Kune zvizhinji zvausina chokwadi nazvo. Chero ukada kuzvidonongodza hazvingaperi. Zvinhu izvi zvese zvinoita kuti tinetsekane uye kuti tisave nekugadzikana kuti zvinhu zvichazovei mune ramangwana. Nguva zhinji yehupenyu hwangu yandinorangarira, ndapedza... Read more

5 Tips for Christian Entrepreneurs in Africa – TGC Africa

Life is hard. You don’t have to be a Christian (or an entrepreneur) to know that. Life is just hard, for everyone, everywhere. The ancient curse of Genesis 3 hangs over every endeavour like a dark oppressive cloud. However, it doesn’t always seem like everyone is struggling. In fact, people who don’t care about Jesus... Read more

Introducing TGC Essays: Theology for the Global Church

For more than a decade, The Gospel Coalition has been publishing a wide range of articles, podcasts, videos, books, and more. This work is driven by an observation in our Foundation Documents: We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the churchs life and leading us away... Read more

Have You Counted Your COVID-19 Blessings? – TGC Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), there have been almost 1 million COVID-19 related deaths. Every individual has been negatively affected by the virus in one way or another. Because of this, the world considers COVID-19 to be a curse. But are there benefits from its coming?... Read more

3 Good Ways a Crisis Can Shape Your Faith – TGC Africa

Crises are unsettling. Many Christians, however, agree that the most God honouring way to respond to the fear induced by the COVID-19 crisis is faith. Faith in God is a sure antidote for fear. Fear incapacitates but faith invigorates. John Piper writes that the presence of hope in the invincible sovereignty of God drives out... Read more

A False Rivalry: Gospel Preaching and Social Justice – TGC Africa

Gospel faithfulness as it relates to social justice has increasingly become a polarising discussion within many churches in South Africa. People feel compelled to take a side or make a stand for what they believe to be a proper expression of following Jesus. Unfortunately the question many are asking is, Which camp do you belong... Read more

Why Should I Love my Non-Christian Neighbour? – TGC Africa

Let’s turn to 2 Peter 1 as we are returning to our series on Sunday mornings entitles “Christian, Grow Up!” And I always emphasise that I’m dealing with you as an individual – and not you collectively. And Hence the statement is in the singular: Christian, grow up. What we’ve been doing thus far has... Read more

Introduction to Cults in Africa #AfricanApologetics – TGC Africa

We have all heard the outrageous stories: a wife forsakes her husband and children to join her spiritual leader in isolation. Students drop out of university because their spiritual leader told them the rapture is imminent. A child tragically dying at home because his parents attend a church that rejects modern medicine. Worse still, waking... Read more

Yes, Ancestral Worship is Idolatry // Lucky Mogakane – TGC Africa

God has gifted Africa with many beautiful, unique and colourful cultures. Our continent is also home to a delightful tapestry of traditions. But embedded in many of these cultures and traditions is the belief that the dead possess power over the living. Many Africans believe they need to appease the dead in order to enjoy... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Is the Place of Gods Word in My Ministry?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Colleen McFadden: When answering the question about how valuable our ministry is, if we’re not teaching the Bible, I think it would be helpful to really understand what the Bible is about and... Read more