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TruthTalks: Unpacking a Package

How do YOU read and understand the Bible?

In this TruthTalks podcast, Dr Christopher Peppler, based on THIS post, “unpacks” Luke 4:14-30 for us. He goes through the full meaning of these verses and then most importantly, he explains how WE can also read the Bible and understand passages the correct way.

I know I tend to either:
  • Skim through, or,
  • Get bogged down in the detail, wandering off into paths that lead me away from the passage I’m studying and create more confusion.

So for me it’s great to hear this and also how to apply a passage of the bible’s practical application in my life. Listen below and please like us, write a review on iTunes, subscribe… just get the word out, because of course… Truth is The Word.

Until next time, Admin

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More of the Tour

Hello, in this short series of alternate posts (we normally do one a week but I’m sneaking these in on Fridays) I want to show you some of the fabulous new features on the new website. Today we continue the tour.


1At the top of the page under the banner and the big buttons we spoke about last week are all the most recent posts. These are updated at least weekly and will appear here with the most recent one on the left. We keep as regular a schedule as possible with posting an article/blog post one week and then a TruthTalks audio version the next week. You can read the recent posts by clicking on either the name or the button.
2Click on “View All” to go to the archive of all the posts..
3This little arrow will follow you down any page you are on and is so that you can get back to the top of the page with ease.


4Speaking of the top of the page, I hope you have noticed that there is a menu at the very top of the site which quickly navigates you to all the “main” site areas. Always click on HOME to get back to this starting page if you get lost.
5At the top right you will find a search function. Simply type in a phrase and hit enter. It will show you all the results containing that word, starting from the latest post.
6 I typed in “Jesus” as my keyword so there are obviously a LOT of posts.
7allows you to find Christopher Peppler and Truth is The Word on social media sites and
8 gives you a list of the most recent posts and when they were published to the site.

That leaves me with one more note for today. When you open a post (read a published blog post) there are 2 special features:


9links to the bible verse which opens in a new tab in case you want to read the entire verse for yourself. You may have noticed that only the name of the book and the chapter number is hyperlinked and this is your admin putting what I’ve read on this site into action, it’s to remind ourselves to read all verses in context. And finally
10 is also courtesy of your non-theologically minded administrator. When you hover your mouse over a word with a dashed line it will show you an explanation of the term used.

I hope you are getting something out of these posts and enjoying the new site.

All the best, Admin

Please tell your friends about the site, along with the weekly God-inspired messages, we will be featuring some of Dr Christopher Pepplers books soon, and are looking at a giveaway amongst other exciting feature, so please pass the message along.

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Never Miss Anything Again

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F.O.M.O (Fear Of Missing Out) is real! Here’s how you can avoid this painful condition:

If you have visited lately you can’t help but have noticed the two BIG buttons directly below the top header image, right? But what are they for?

  1. The button on the left which reads Get Truth is The Word by email and (no surprise here) if you click on it, you can receive an email version of the latest wisdom and articles Dr Christopher Peppler posts to the site. There will be a little box that pops up and you simply fill in your name and email address and then click “confirm” when the confirmation email appears in your inbox, so please check your mailbox and confirm your subscription. If you don’t see the email within a few minutes, check the spam/junk folder (and mark it as NOT spam/junk)
  2. The button on the right-hand side enables you to subscribe to the TruthTalks podcasts. These are bi-weekly (usually) audio files where Dr Peppler goes over the post of the week before and adds in extra tidbits and morsels. So if you prefer to listen to these enlightening messages, this is the place for you. Simply click on the button and you will be directed to a page with all the latest TruthTalks podcasts. Here you will find a subscribe button where you choose whether you want the TruthTalks to show up as new podcasts on iTunes (does anyone still use that), RSS feed, or the most likely option which is on Android. There are other options (Email and Google Podcasts) but if you use any of the podcatchers on your phone to listen to your podcasts (Podcast Addict, Spotify, PodBean, TuneIn etc) then click the on Android button. If I lost you at “Podcast Addict” don’t worry because if you scroll down on the page it takes you to you will find a place to download any app you chose to listen to TruthTalks.

So, here’s to not missing out again, and if you have any questions, just email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please remember to help us get the message out by SHARING this post using the buttons below every post on the website, it really does help us gain exposure.

Many thanks, Admin

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TruthTalks: Dealing With Loss

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In this TruthTalks podcast, Dr Christopher Peppler talks about the current climate and the amount of loss people are experiencing. From major losses of loved ones and income, to loss of being able to touch, and meet and see people.
How do you deal with loss? How does anyone?

In this TruthTalks broadcast, which is based on the post “Dealing With Loss” we hear about what Peter had to say regarding this. His wisdom is also put into context and applied to our lives now. I hope you get some hope back from listening to this inspiring message. Please share it with those who need to hear it.

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It’s Better Than Ever Before

Hello all, your friendly admin here.

Just wanted to let you know that we have totally restructured the website to provide you with an easier, more modern and interactive way to access our resources. Here’s a short video explanation of our new home.

Stay tuned to get some highlights in the upcoming weeks.

Please SHARE this with anyone you think could benefit from our site, it makes a big difference to us and the buttons are right there on the bottom of every post *grin*. Oh, and my apologies for the branding on the video, we are self-supporting so use the tools available.

Until next time, Admin

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. I have started a site called Classical Guitar SA to serve classical guitar enthusiasts in South Africa.