TruthTalks: The Centrality of Jesus

Centrality Top Image TruthTalksMore and more scholars are writing and teaching on the centrality of Jesus and I am convinced that this is a subject currently on God’s heart.

Part of this focus is the belief that Jesus is the full, and not just the fullest, presentation of God’s nature and character. This TruthTalk combines my two latest articles on this subject, ‘Jesus the Full Representation of God’ and ‘A Two-faced God?’

In the first part of the podcast (below) I speak about;

  • Why the distinction between full and fullest is important.
  • The meaning of Colossians 1:19 and 2:9
  • What Jesus said about himself

In the second part of the message I deal with;

  • Jesus in the Old Testament and in the book of Revelation
  • The reason why some folk hold to a ‘two-faced’ view of God
  • How I understand a Christocentric interpretation of scripture

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Christopher Peppler

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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.