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old Sermon Series: “To Be Reformed” – “What Is the Church?” (Part 3)

The Rev Dr Scott Couper teaches history at SMMS. The following sermon series is shared as part of our on-going effort to bridge the gap between academia and the church. Bethel Congregational Church, UCCSA 6 March 2016 The Rev Dr Scott Everett Couper “What Is the Church?” Part III of IV in a sermon series entitled “To Be…

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old Sermon Series: “To Be Reformed” – “Where Does Religious Authority Lie?” (Part 2)

The Rev Dr Scott Couper teaches history at SMMS. The following sermon series is shared as part of our on-going effort to bridge the gap between academia and the church. Bethel Congregational Church, UCCSA 28 February 2016 The Rev Dr Scott Everett Couper “Where Does Religious Authority Lie?” *I Samuel 8: 4-10 and 15-22a Meditative Psalm: 63:1-8               Christian…

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old Sermon Series: “To Be Reformed” – Justification by Faith (1)

The Rev Dr Scott Couper teaches history at SMMS. The following sermon series is shared as part of our on-going effort to bridge the gap between academia and the church. Bethel Congregational Church, UCCSA 21 February 2016 “Justification by Faith” Part I of IV in a sermon series entitled “To Be Reformed” *Habakkuk 2:2-4 Christian Scripture: Romans 1:8-17…

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old Introducing the New President of SMMS

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY THE REV PROF SIMANGALISO KUMALO, AT THE OCCASION OF HIS INDUCTION AS PRESIDENT OF THE SETH MOKITIMI METHODIST SEMINARY. 31 January 2016 ADDRESSED TO: The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Chancellor of SMMS Dr Simon Gqubule, our the doyen of TE, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Principal of the…

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old SMMS Village Voice Newsletter – December 2015

Click on the link below to access the December edition of the Village Voice. SMMS Newsletter Dec 2015

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old Peter Storey Commemorative Lecture 2015

Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary NPC Forming Transforming Leaders for Church and Nation  Invites you to the Fourth Peter Storey Commemorative Lecture “Can we tell a new South African Story?”  presented by Prof Njabulo Ndebele   Chairman of The Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, award winning author and Leading figure in South African…

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old Xenophobia and Hypocrisy

You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:5, NIV) God, through Jesus, loves us deeply. Yet, that love at appropriate times includes words of admonition. For if one loves another, then correction is required on occasion.…

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old Permaculture Gardening Project …

Under the expert guidance of Rev Dumisile Mkhonta, students at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary are taught to grow permaculture gardens in order to encourage food security within semi-rural and rural church contexts.   Sustainable door-sized organic gardening: what on earth is it all about? Philosophy and Ethics: living sustainably and harmoniously with nature reaction to food insecurity mimics natural…