December 2017

Back on 9 January 2018

Dad (Dr Christopher Peppler) and I will be taking a tiny bit of time off and there won’t be any posts or podcasts until the 9th of January 2018.

Until then, have a wonderful, joyful festive season.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9


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It’s Christmas time again!

It's Christmas Time again

It is hard to believe, but another year is ending and it’s Christmas time again.

What a year it has been! The flood of change coming upon the world threatens to wash us out into deep waters, and so we need to focus on the rock of our salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Here are three articles from the archives to read and ponder during this festive season.

I wrote ‘The Word became flesh’ in 2010 to consider the mystery and miracle of God coming to live among us. Then, in 2013, I wrote ‘Something MAGIcal’ as an exposure of the important historical significance of 25th December. It probably wasn’t when Jesus was born, but it was when the wise men came to bow before the King of Kings. Last year, 2016, I wrote ‘Mary did you know’ to reflect on Mary’s role in the drama and glory of the incarnation.

The political and financial world offers us little joy at this time, but the Gospel offers a message of great joy to all upon whom God’s favour rests. I intend preaching on Luke 2:8-14 on Christmas day this year and I will share this message as a post and a podcast early in 2018.

Despite the darkness around us, be joyful in Jesus this Christmas!

‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.’ Isaiah 9:2

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TruthTalks: Divorce

Divorce TruthTalk

In this TruthTalks audio Dr. Christopher Peppler talks about divorce from the biblical perspective of what Jesus taught.

The verses referenced are in:

A must-listen for any Christians struggling with divorce. I do hope this helps. Click on the player below or subscribe to all of the TruthTalks HERE.

Until next time



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About Me

My name is Christopher Peppler and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947. While working in the financial sector I achieved a number of business qualifications from the Institute of Bankers, Damelin Management School, and The University of the Witwatersrand Business School. After over 20 years as a banker, I followed God’s calling and joined the ministry full time. After becoming a pastor of what is now a quite considerable church, I  earned an undergraduate theological qualification from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and post-graduate degrees from two United States institutions. I was also awarded the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology from the University of Zululand in 2000.

Four years before that I established the South African Theological Seminary (SATS), which today is represented in over 70 countries and has more than 2 500 active students enrolled with it. I presently play an role supervising Masters and Doctoral students.

I am a passionate champion of the Christocentric or Christ-centred Principle, an approach to biblical interpretation and theological construction that emphasises the centrality of Jesus

I have been happily married to Patricia since the age of 20, have two children, Lance and Karen, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and granddaughters Jessica and Kirsten. I have now retired from both church and seminary leadership and devote my time to writing, discipling, and the classical guitar.

If you would like to read my testimony to Jesus then click HERE.