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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 Living Vicariously Through a Star Seminarian …

*Sent from “her desk” at Wesley House in Cambridge, UK. Dear all, I left SA on Thursday 18 February 2016 to be hosted for a period of 6 months at Wesley House in Cambridge (United Kingdom). I am doing some research on Identity Studies (How the biblical formation of identity/ies constructs or destroys fluidity of identities […]

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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 Celebrates Arbor Week

 Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary Arbor Day Celebration   ‘Forests and People: Investing in a sustainable future’ written by Thembelani Mtshaulana  Introduction In the 19th century (1872) a tree planting campaign called “Arbor day” was launched by a journalist by the name of J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in the United States of America. In the first […]

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old Bible Study for Natal West Synod 2015 – led by Rev Dr Scott Couper

PART ONE Friday, 22 May 2015 Opening Remarks Marcus J. Borg was an American New Testament scholar, theologian and author. He retired as Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University in 2007. Borg was among the most widely known and influential voices in progressive Christianity. As a fellow of the Jesus […]