Posted on: 19th May 2020
CMS missionary Nathan Lovell lectures in theology at George Whitefield College in South Africa. Checkpoint asked him to explain the challenges of approaching this position of authority in Christian humility. “Can you please stop ragging on John Piper now?” ‘Ragging’ means constantly criticising someone, and my student sounded somewhat exasperated. It wasn’t true; I wasn’t ragging on John Piper. Well… I was, sort of. […]
Posted on: 15th July 2019
In this interview, CMS missionary Kylie Zietsch, who trains and mentors students at Johannesburg Bible College (JBC) South Africa, speaks to students Nhlanhla Zwane and Khanyi Mhlanga about their growing respect for and joy in the word of God. 1. What is the biggest thing you have learnt at JBC? Khanyi: For me, though […]
Posted on: 10th June 2019
Inspiring Stories – Missionaries in Action; Compiled by Lynn Goldsmith. Ark House Press, Sydney and Auckland, 2010 As the cover proclaims, this book is “A collection of inspiring stories from REAL people in the mission field”. And one of the great things about it is the variety of mission experiences it covers. They include the […]
Posted on: 26th March 2018
Hundreds if not thousands of Christian organisations claim to be Bible-based, including CMS. Does the term have any real meaning? Former CMS missionary Simon Gillham is now head of the Department of Mission at Moore Theological College. Here he gives an emphatic ‘yes’. In a world of fake news, I found a new imposter in […]
Posted on: 12th February 2018
Why do we support missionaries teaching at a postgraduate level of academia? Isn’t it enough to teach simple Bible subjects at local church level? CMS missionary Nathan Lovell, serving with Diane in South Africa, answers these questions in relation to his ministry teaching the Old Testament at a Bible college. I teach at George Whitefield […]
Posted on: 1st February 2018
CMS missionary Nathan Lovell (with Diane) serves in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as an Old Testament lecturer at George Whitefield College. At the 2018 NSW & ACT Summer School, he explained the importance of CMS’s engagement in supporting academic level theology. As an example of what he is studying and teaching, Nathan provided Checkpoint with […]
Posted on: 9th April 2017
Sipho Mfusi attended church for four decades, but never once heard the gospel of salvation by grace. He shares his story of a life transformed by the gospel and through Bible training at George Whitefield College in South Africa, where CMS missionaries Nathan and Diane Lovell serve.
Posted on: 30th January 2017
Kylie Zietsch is one of the new CMS missionaries being sent out this year. She’s heading to Johannesburg in South Africa, to teach and mentor at Johannesburg Bible College. Checkpoint sat down with Kylie to chat about her journey to mission and the future.