The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Some Reflections

July 2019 Credo At the 2016 meeting in Davos, the theme of the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The significant influence of Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of WEF, was evident....

The Secularisation of the Church

July 2019 Credo The modern evangelical church seems to have a penchant for playing fast and loose with the secular culture around it, uncritically absorbing its quintessential qualities and imbibing its ethos. Many decades ago, scholars predicted that the unstoppable...

Ecclesiastes: Far from “Meaningless”

June 2019 Credo  Since it first appeared in the 1970s, the NIV has had its ups and downs: it has been revised more than once; some have welcomed it for its clarity and readability; others have criticised it as loose and at times misleading. I am not in general an “NIV...

Subverting Scripture

June 2019 Credo Many churches across the different traditions and denominations acknowledge the supreme authority of Scripture for faith and doctrine. A quick survey of the confessional statements of the mainline Protestant churches would reveal their high regard for...

1 Peter 3:18-22: Did Christ Descend into Hell?

May 2019 Credo A Difficult Passage 1 Peter 3:18-22, filled with textual, grammatical, lexical and theological difficulties is considered as one of the most difficult passages in the NT.  This is evidenced by the great reformer, Martin Luther’s comments: “This is a...

Augustine and Christian Education

May 2019 Credo One of the most important features of Christianity is its emphasis on teaching, or, to put it differently, its didactic character. Writing to his protégé Titus, Paul exhorts him to ‘teach what accords with sound doctrine’ (Titus 4:1). In similar vein,...