Uncertainty can be quite unsettling. Sometimes in life, things we would want to be sure of get out of control, which sometimes leads to anxiety. These times of a pandemic have led to many in the world asking big questions; What does the future hold for me? Will a cure for this disease be found? … Continue reading
Category Archives: Exposition
Parenting for eternity
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honour your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the … Continue reading
History Cut in Half
Very advent helpful devotion for today from John Piper: “All the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days.” (Acts 3:24) There is something tremendously important to get hold of here for understanding the biblical teaching about prophecy and fulfillment. We often think of prophecy as relating … Continue reading
Oops you’ve been squeezed!! So what’s that oozing out?
Hilda Polle is an alumnus of iServe Africa Apprenticeship Programme, a professional psychologist, currently working for a small NGO discipling ladies. Hilda has a big heart, a great testimony and loves serving the Lord and people. In Paul’s letter to the Philippians she finds huge encouragement, challenge and gospel perspective on our trials and suffering… How many times … Continue reading
True voices and false
The new issue of Conversation is largely about true and false preaching and prophecy. D A Carson’s comment on Ezekiel 13 is very pertinent: In almost every generation there are both true voices and false. How can one discern between the two? The question cannot be comprehensively answered by referring to only one passage. For … Continue reading
Are you a refresher?
Michael Otieno, pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church, Tasia, Nairobi and co-author of Gaining the World, Losing the Soul shares some encouraging and challenging reflections from the example of an early Christian refresher. Here is one who can be classified as a trusted friend: “The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed … Continue reading
Where there is no vision…
In the next issue of Conversation Magazine we’ll be looking at Bible teaching, preaching and prophecy. Here’s something to start us off… Proverbs 29:18 tells us that ‘where there is no vision the people perish’ (KJV). What does that mean? That if our leader is not a great visionary who dreams great dreams of our future we … Continue reading
Chris Howles started a conversation about the concept of justice in East Africa and lots of questions emerged from the discussion: How is it that often the public is content for war criminals and officials involved in massive corruption to walk away unpunished and yet suspected petty thieves are often lynched on the street? Is the communal … Continue reading