My personal thoughts on…The Holy Spirit

I know the theology concerning the Holy Spirit, but my appreciation is more at the level of feeling and impression than of logical definition. I find The Spirit influences me in gentle and usually very subtle ways. I have the sense of being corrected, guided, and comforted as a form of nurture rather than dominance.  Even in the moments when I experience the greatest degree of empowerment for ministry I am impacted by awe and wonder rather than ‘power’. It is as though The Holy Spirit has poured an inexpressibly precious liquid energy into my cupped hands which I want to handle with the greatest reverence as I give it to others without any slipping through my fingers. On the occasions when I succeed in pointing people to Jesus I have the impression that The Spirit is smiling benignly upon me. When I do wrong or act selfishly I sense the disappointed disapproval of one who loves me and expects the best from me. I really appreciate The Spirit’s involvement in my life and I am eternally grateful that The Holy Spirit breathed life into me both physically and spiritually.

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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.