Although this article is titled, ‘Last Times’ it is not about the end of the world, and so on. I have wanted to write this article for some time, but, I was spurred into action now by an evening call a few days ago to tell me that my older sister had suffered a
  Why Does Dark Matter; Matter?   While scientists use physical and natural efforts in their attempts to find “God”,  spiritual people employ metaphysical and supernatural means as a way of encountering God. But is there any merit in the scientific approach and can it live arm-in-arm with spirituality? Dr Christopher Peppler answers all
Dark Matter! Why does it matter?  Well, due to the strange and obscure nature of the subject, I think I need to explain upfront where I am going with this article. Cosmologists, Astronomers, and Physicists are forever seeking God in the very small or the very old. Of course, they would not call their
    On 25th October 2022 I advised everyone that for a while I would not be writing articles, producing podcasts, or posting related items on social media. A new year has started and as I prayerfully evaluate the past and seek direction for the future, I am pretty sure that I need to
Due to personal circumstances, I will not be producing new articles or podcasts for the time being as I evaluate what future contributions I could make to the Kingdom of God.   Thank you for reading, listening, and occasionally commenting. May God continue to be with you all. Christopher
  I haven’t written an article on the nature of the bible for over a decade, although I have included sections on this subject in two of my books (Truth is the Word and Prayer, Power, and Proclamation). This is not because it is not a very important subject, because it is; it is
Theology is important! “But I am a practical person, so why do I need all that book-learning stuff?” Theology is important for you. “No way. I follow the Spirit, so why do I need to know all that doctrine?” “Theology is the domain of seminaries and we all know that seminaries are spiritual cemeteries.”


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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.