Privacy Policy:

Truth Is the Word (“Truth Is the Word“) operates Truth Is the Word and may operate other websites. It is Dr. Christopher Peppler’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Truth Is the Word collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Dr. Christopher Peppler’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Dr. Christopher Peppler’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Truth Is the Word may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Truth Is the Word also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Truth Is the Word blogs/sites. Truth Is the Word only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Dr. Christopher Peppler’s websites choose to interact with Truth Is the Word in ways that require Truth Is the Word to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Truth Is the Word gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Truth Is the Word to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Truth Is the Word are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Truth Is the Word collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Truth Is the Word. Truth Is the Word does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Truth Is the Word may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Truth Is the Word may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Truth Is the Word does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Truth Is the Word discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Dr. Christopher Peppler’s behalf or to provide services available at Dr. Christopher Peppler’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Dr. Christopher Peppler’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Truth Is the Word will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Truth Is the Word discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or another governmental request, or when Truth Is the Word believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Truth Is the Word, third-parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Truth Is the Word website and have supplied your email address, Truth Is the Word may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Truth Is the Word and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Truth Is the Word takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Truth Is the Word uses cookies to help Truth Is the Word identify and track visitors, their usage of Truth Is the Word website, and their website access preferences. Truth Is the Word visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Dr. Christopher Peppler’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Dr. Christopher Peppler’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Truth Is the Word, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Truth Is the Word goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third-party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Truth Is the Word may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Truth Is the Word and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Truth Is the Word may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Dr. Christopher Peppler’s sole discretion. Truth Is the Word encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Truth Is the Word account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


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.