With all the sad stories of storm and fire in the Cape recently, we'd like to share some heartwarming tales of two students and one staff member with you. Each student at the Bible Institute (and we have almost 200 if you include our CLPs and distance learners) has a significant story of how they came to Christ, and then on to study at BI. We hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as we did.
Although I was taken to Sunday School as a child, my real walk with Christ only began in my 30’s. My parents went through a divorce when I was very young and after that I sought comfort in all the wrong places. By 17 I was an alcoholic and had suffered abuse, both physical and emotional, at the hands of various people who took advantage of my pitiful state of self-esteem.
I was born in Cape Town in 1996, my sister followed five years later. My dad was agnostic and commented to my mom that he didn’t care which religion his children should follow. This made my mom reflect on her own Christian upbringing and she recommitted her life to Christ and decided to raise her children in a godly way. When I was 9 yrs old my dad became a Christian and by now my mom was teaching Sunday School in our garage.
Christo is a Capey, born and bred on the Cape Flats, the youngest of seven. He was brought up in a Christian home, but rebelled, particularly in his teen years. He got in with a bad crowd and started to imitate their ways but, looking back, says that his parents’ teaching had somehow prevented an acceleration of his wickedness.
Brad Huddleston interviews BISA Lecturer and author, Dr Victor Kuligin, on Victor's latest book 'SNUBBING GOD". Click on the link below to go to a 20min podcast giving insights into the ideas behind the book, including ethical issues and the 'Science v Christianity' debate.
Every year BI offers intensive on-campus courses for two weeks during the college inter-semester period. This year's Winter School runs from Monday 10th to Friday 21st July. The courses offered will be 'Luke's Gospel' with Dr Darrell Bock and 'Introduction to Islam' with SCCMM lecturers.