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I saw a cartoon the other day depicting a group of people peering fearfully around a corner towards a door marked ‘2024’. One of them was timidly poking the door open with a broomstick. I can’t reproduce it for you without infringing copyright and I was loath to even mention it because of the
Is God really good ALL the time? What about… ?   In this TruthTalks audio Dr. Christopher Peppler addresses the “…?” of this sentence, so don’t miss out and click on the play button below or download it from wherever you get your podcasts. If you would prefer to read the article this is
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The leader of the church service intones, “God is good, all the time”, and the congregation responds with, “all the time, God is good”. This may be a stylised church thing, but it is also a profound statement of truth. The older I get, the more I come to understand that this axiom lies
Matthew 6:14 – 15 says “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” So forgiveness is imperative if we want to be forgiven for all our own misdeeds.
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  Few Jesus-followers would dispute the fact that we need to forgive those who offend or wrong us. However, just how and when to do this can be very problematic. I am  writing this article, not just as a pastoral teaching, but as a means of working through a practical issue that has affected
Lately it hasn’t been hard to imagine that Jesus’ return is imminent and that the end of the world as we know it is just around the corner. Listen to Dr Christopher Peppler talking on this topic as he goes through what the bible tells us about it, and what we should do. Click
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Every God-fearing person I know is appalled by the horrific slaughter going on in Israel and Palestine. It is shocking to see the aftermath of hateful human butchery and to hear the approval and support for barbarism. In times like this, the question many Christians ask; “Is this the start of the end? Surely
I bet most of you can recite “The Lord’s Prayer” in your sleep, but here are some pertinent thinking points that you may not have considered. If you prefer reading the original post, you can find it HERE, otherwise click the play button to listen on this device and subscribe using your favourite podcast
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  Most Christians are familiar with the Lord’s Prayer because most traditional churches routinely include it in their Sunday services. While I was a local church pastor, I dropped it from our order of service simply because it had become a litany spoken or sung with very little thought to what it meant. I
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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.