Is there anybody out there?

“Is there anybody out there?’ is the name of a song by the 1970’s group Pink Floyd. For those readers  over 70, no, they weren’t communists as far as I know.

I used to enjoy listening to them in the vinyl era mainly because of their innovative use of technology. One of the tracks that I fancied, mainly because it is a guitar solo of sorts, was ‘Is there anybody out there’, and now I find myself listening to it again for an entirely different reason.

TruthisTheWord has been live for many years now, first on Blogspot and more recently on its own domain. During its life span I have published hundreds of articles, sermons and TruthTalks (my audio podcast), but seldom benefit from feedback by my reading and listening audience. ‘Likes’ on facebook notifications are sparse and comments on the blog even rarer, so I have little way of knowing who actually cares and what they care about.

So I am now asking you to do something for me:

facebook iconIf you read this post by clicking on Facebook, then please would you click the ‘like’ icon and I will know that there is someone out there. If you have a particular topic or issue you would like me to address then would you please comment on Facebook.


Email IconIf you read this post by means of the subscriber email then please could I ask you to comment on so I can know you are reading this stuff and if there is anything you would like addressed. Simply click on this or any other post, scroll down and submit. Thank you!

Here is the tune – enjoy.






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9 thoughts on “Is there anybody out there?”

  1. Greetings Chris,
    Yes, still follow – all the way from Aus.
    Grateful thanks for your continued (remote) input into Kristin & I.
    Cheers & every blessing to you & the family.

  2. Hi Chris, You’re a wonderfully gifted and wise author whose writings, authenticity and integrity I respect wholeheartedly. Please continue sharing however you are prompted or urged by the Holy Spirit or need to address any issue or topic which needs good insight. People welcome your observations and deep thought, even though we don’t say it often enough.
    For your Australian readers there is the real challenge of a same sex marriage postal survey / vote which is currently underway and the country needs prayer and support as this targeted confusion and spiritual war is being waged.
    A topic which may be of interest is to try and address the enduring values and principles needed by all generational categories to live within this exponentially changing world. Some analysts have commented that the next 20 years will see more change than what’s happened in the last 100 years. In many cases that level of change will be overwhelming and traumatic – probably greater than the original “digital divide”. I’ve called it this new stage the “RIC-RAC” age – Rapid Integrated Change Requires Active Constancy.
    But seriously, in this instantaneous world people need to know how to establish (re-establish?) foundational and enduring principles for living using all the means, methods and channels we have available. We see many souls just drifting away and missing out on the richly rewarding relationship which can be developed in a Christocentric world.

  3. Hi Chris, you have asked for feedback and suggestions for new content.
    I enjoy reading your posts, which I receive via email.
    A topic that begs to be revisited in your blog is “creation”. Specifically whether (or how) long-age views can be reconciled with the biblical account. This is more than just an academic matter, as it impinges on the integrity of the Bible.


  4. I stumbled upon your article about comparison are odious via a video with Gov. Jerry Brown using the term. I went to the i terwbs and reaad your article and then another and i just love your way of communication. I think you are a pretty special dude! I love Pink Floyd too!!
    Sincerely Coby in Calif. 54 yrs.Female

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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.