According to a 2024 study by The Outlier, approximately 40% of students who start school do not complete Grade 12. In 2012, 1,208,973 learners began Grade 1, by 2023, only 928,050 of these students had reached Grade 11, and just 740,566 enrolled in Grade 12. This means that 468,407 students—nearly 40%—dropped out along the way. ... Read more

From the very beginning, you were created for community. It is the only place where you will flourish because God has ingrained a need for relationships in you. Firstly, a relationship with the triune God, and secondly, relationships with the community of believers that God has placed you in or is prompting you to be ... Read more

When healing is not immediate and becomes a journey, do we give up on the scriptures and prophetic words we have and succumb to our reality, or even reject our faith, or do we hold to Him and stand? How do we respond and maintain faith? Nothing of my reality of voice loss and cancer ... Read more

For James, true religion is active, loving, and pure. As a church leader, how do you apply these three qualities? James is a counter-culture book in the same way that Christianity is a counter-culture religion. It calls us to have a faith that is not only declared but rather that which is radically lived. The most eloquent Christianity ... Read more

Embarking on a discovery journey requires courage and a hunger for more. Deepening my theology encompasses a hunger, desire, and quest for more. It requires introspection, a thirst for understanding, and a willingness to explore the mysteries of my belief and faith in God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. To unlock ... Read more

The Bible paints a vivid picture of God’s boundless mercy as echoed in the following verses: Ephesians 2:4-5 – “But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have ... Read more

In recent years, South Africa has witnessed a concerning surge in mental health issues, and the consequences are profound for the younger generation.  It threatens their well-being, development, and God-given purpose in life. As educators and parents, it is our privilege to raise children, but how do we help them when the odds seem stacked ... Read more

St. Augustine, the ancient church father, in his enduring work Confessions, renders  these words beautifully to our God: “You stir man to take pleasure in praising you, because you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”   How rich and how profound is that truth. That our ... Read more

Recently I experienced a horrendous event. One Friday evening a friend of mine contacted me at around 20:30 to say his wife had not come home. She was expected home 3 hours earlier. No one could get hold of her. Of course, the mind wanders to the worse case scenarios. Fact: She has not come ... Read more

What is the difference between True North and Magnetic North? True north (or geographical north)is constant, never shifting. However, magnetic north is the direction towards the north magnetic pole. It is called a wandering point and is constantly changing. Most compasses point towards Earth’s north magnetic pole, usually in a different place to the north ... Read more