Get the Bible right

by Stephan Joubert Bible knowledge is low. The Rapportryers (a South African Christian organization) announced the results of a 20-question Bible-knowledge test that they conducted among school children in 2012. How would you have done with the following 17 questions?…

Then I smelled Jesus

by Stephan Joubert Jesus has a distinct scent. He smells of the exclusive fragrance of life. Sometimes he also smells of sinners. And at other times He smells of broken ones, hungry ones, lonely ones… After all, it’s between the…

Leaders work from their weaknesses

by Stephan Joubert Originally published in the Beeld daily. A few years ago Bill George of the Harvard Business School conducted an ambitious study to try determine the characteristics of successful leaders. After interviews with 125 top leaders, he was…

Normal people change the world

by Stephan Joubert What can a plain old shoemaker do to change the world in honor of the Lord? That was the challenge facing William Carey (1761-1834). Then he became a part-time minister in a local English town. But his…