Scielo RSS <![CDATA[In die Skriflig ]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/rss.php?pid=2305-085320160004&lang=pt vol. 50 num. 4 lang. pt <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/img/en/fbpelogp.gif http://www.scielo.org.za <![CDATA[<b>A style study of the Apostle Paul's communication with Festus and Agrippa: The use of literary Koine Greek in Acts 25:14-22; 26:1-29</b>]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2305-08532016000400001&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=pt This article defines style, stylistics and literary koine Greek and analyses the literary koine Greek employed in Luke's recording of the Apostle Paul's court case at Caesarea in Acts 25:1422; 26:1-29. The principles and methodology in stylistics are explained and an overview of some of the style studies in the last 30 years is made. Paul demonstrates a literary style of Greek when speaking with Festus and Agrippa. Stylistics defines 'style' as the choices an author makes (whether conscious or subconscious) amongst linguistic possibilities (usually but not always a choice amongst grammatical possibilities). In grammatical studies, rhetoric is the manner of writing. Style study helps to observe the author's emphasis, analogies and message, and helps with the appreciation of communication. <![CDATA[<b>South African Reformed Baptists and contextualisation: Contemporary understanding, attitudes and praxis</b>]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2305-08532016000400002&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=pt Postmodernism and urbanisation pose significant challenges and opportunities to Christian witness in the West. In South Africa, Reformed Baptists as well as the Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA) seem to be battling to engage with and reach new generations in the cities with the gospel. While the reasons for this may be many and varied, one reason for our faltering and seemingly ineffective witness can be traced back to inadequate and unbiblical views of contextualisation. While South African Reformed Baptists are passionately committed to biblical truth and orthodoxy, they appear to be negligent in the matter of faithful biblical contextualisation. Reformed Baptist pastors appear to be slow to take cognisance of and adjust to the unique challenges and opportunities that Postmodernism and urbanisation presents to gospel ministry in South Africa. Some conservative Baptists are suspicious of, or even critical of contextualisation, considering it a compromise with liberal theology. This article provides an overview of the findings of an empirical research that was done among a selected group of Reformed Baptist pastors as well as a selected group of ministers of the RCSA concerning their views on and practice of contextualisation. The article also provides some critical reflection on the findings and some proposals for more effective outreach to postmodern urban people. <![CDATA[<b>'n Eksegetiese ondersoek na die leierseienskappe wat Paulus in Filippense 3:1-16 toon</b>]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2305-08532016000400003&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=pt This article is the result of a thesis, submitted in 2015, with the following title: A Pastoral-Theological Study of Effective and Responsible Leadership of the Afrikaans-Speaking Minister in the Congregation's Call. The problem investigated regards the fact that leadership in the church is not defined properly and, as a result, no clear guidance exists for ministers on what is expected of them as leaders. This article focuses on Paul as leader of the New Testament church. An exegetical investigation of Philippians 3:1-16 will be conducted to determine what this passage reveals about his strengths as a leader. <![CDATA[<b>Die retoriese funksie van die wisselwerking tussen 'n profeet en sy gehoor in die boek Esegiƫl</b>]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2305-08532016000400004&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=pt In the book of the prophet Ezekiel, indications are found of the interaction between the prophet and his audience. Prophecy always had the aim to convince its audience of something and are therefore always of a rhetorical nature. It happens frequently that the rhetorical aim and situation of a prophetic book receives attention. This article attempts to reconstruct the possible original rhetorical situation of those instances where the prophet uses quotations and react on them. Before discussing the different cases, three theoretical issues receive attention, namely the rhetorical approach used in this article, the use of quotations in the Bible and so-called disputations. In the book, quotations occur in two contexts, namely before and after the fall of Jerusalem. The refutation of the quotations aims to address the despondency of the exiles and exhorting them with the message that God will bring deliverance in the future. <![CDATA[<b>Verbond, geloof en geloofservaring</b>]]> http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2305-08532016000400005&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=pt In the book of the prophet Ezekiel, indications are found of the interaction between the prophet and his audience. Prophecy always had the aim to convince its audience of something and are therefore always of a rhetorical nature. It happens frequently that the rhetorical aim and situation of a prophetic book receives attention. This article attempts to reconstruct the possible original rhetorical situation of those instances where the prophet uses quotations and react on them. Before discussing the different cases, three theoretical issues receive attention, namely the rhetorical approach used in this article, the use of quotations in the Bible and so-called disputations. In the book, quotations occur in two contexts, namely before and after the fall of Jerusalem. The refutation of the quotations aims to address the despondency of the exiles and exhorting them with the message that God will bring deliverance in the future.