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In what has been described by almost all political pundits as the most important in South African history, the 2024 election needed to be discussed, so this is what Dr Christopher Peppler does by looking at what the bible, and Jesus say about elections, voting, and politics. We dive into the many reasons why
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MY APOLOGIES TO INTERNATIONAL READERS, BUT THIS ARTICLE IS MAINLY FOR SOUTH AFRICANS In just days from today, registered South African voters will make their way to their designated station and make their mark on three ballot papers. Almost all political pundits have billed this 2024 election as the most important in South African
In my albeit, non-theological brain, I knew there were books of the bible that had been considered for inclusion in the bible at some stage… but I had never heard the names of books such as Sirach or Baruch.   In this TruthTalks audio, Dr Christopher Peppler goes down a rabbit-hole after trying to
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There is a saying that comes up from time to time that I find intriguing: ‘The instruments of a man’s sin are the instruments of his punishment’. The idea is that the bad things we do tend to be done to us; a more specific version of, “all who draw the sword will die
The very first line in Psalm 37 is: “Do not fret because of those who are evil…” Well I’m already feeling inadequate because I fret, stress and get horribly angry over those who are evil! In this TruthTalks podcast, Dr Christopher Peppler breaks down Psalm 37 for us in a manageable way and shows
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I remember when I (the admin) first heard about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – I probably nodded and thought “yes yes that makes sense” and then never REALLY went back to look at what this means to me as a Christian and someone trying to live in but not of this world. In this
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Do you have a church you can call “home”? In this TruthTalks message derived from THIS post, Dr Christopher Peppler let’s us into his life by telling us what happened and why he found himself temporarily “homeless”. Listen now by clicking on the play button below and don’t forget to subscribe from wherever you
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About 30 years ago, a young man came to interview me as part of his Master’s degree thesis on ‘The Unchurched’. His research indicated that over 1.5 million committed Christians in South Africa were not attending church. I don’t know what the situation is today, but my impression is that in post-Covid19 South Africa,


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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.