The Open Book

Hosted by Loyiso Bala. Christians are very divided on many issues involving the Christian way of life. Where should we stand on matters such as purpose, relationships, the power of words, and how the Bible relates to your daily life? The Open Book hopes to unravel the truth contained in the Christian Constitution, which is the Bible, to help us make informed decisions on where we should stand on these and other crucial issues.
Occasionally English South Africa Christianity · Religion & Spirituality
45 Episodes
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The Open Book - Reality TV stars

With the craze of singing competitions on TV, Loyiso invites Idols SA winner, Karabo Mogane and The Voice SA finalist, Thapelo Legoane into studio. They speak about their spiritual journey and what being on the reality shows meant to them.
21 Jul 2016 44 min

The Open Book - Christian Hip-Hop

Shalom Khandanisa is in for Loyiso - she looks at the world of Christian Hip-Hop with her Christian rapper guests, Mawat and Den'Wade.
14 Jul 2016 36 min

The Open Book - Fatherhood

Loyiso chats to well-known gospel artist, Patrick Duncan, as well as actor and founder of the Fatherhood Foundation, Zane Meas, about the importance and significance of fatherhood in this day and age.
23 Jun 2016 53 min

The Open Book - Parallels between 1976 & 2016

Shalom Khandanisa and Dany Vambili look at the parellels between the 1976 and 2016 youth, and they discuss the change that needs to take place for a significant difference in our lives and the country as a whole.
16 Jun 2016 42 min

The Open Book - Jesus Dome & Creflo Dollar

Loyiso chats to Thabo Kikine of Durban Christian Centre about the fire that burned down the Jesus Dome. He then chats to televangelist, Dr Creflo Dollar, who is the pastor of World Changers Church International.
9 Jun 2016 56 min

The Open Book - Benjamin Dube Interview

Loyiso Bala is joined by Shalom Khandanisa and they talk about identity in the context of Christianity. This is followed by a one-on-one with Bishop Benjamin Dube.
2 Jun 2016 52 min

The Open Book - Mahalia Buchanan

Mahalia Buchanan is a well-accomplished gospel artist, a gifted vocalist and worship leader. Loyiso chats to her about her spirituality and her secrets to a long and successful career.
26 May 2016 41 min

The Open Book - Dr Tumi & Rorisang Thandekiso

Known as the spiritual music doctor, Dr Tumi joins Loyiso to talk about his latest single – ‘Nothing Without You’. Rorisang Thandekiso, host of ‘Jam Sessions’ on One Gospel, is also in the house to chat about this amazing show in conjunction with Urban Brew Studios.
5 May 2016 55 min

The Open Book - Biblical Literacy

To investigate the topic of Biblical literacy, Loyiso Bala is joined by radio personality, blogger and Pastor of Heritage Baptist Church, Tyrell Haag as well as TV talkshow host, inspirational speaker and author, Zanele Mbokazi.
28 Apr 2016 49 min

The Open Book - Being a PK (Preacher's Kid)

Growing up as a Preacher's kid (PK) has its pros and cons. Loyiso Bala speaks people who have grown up with a Pastor for a parent. Among these is actress Simphiwe Ngema, youth and worship leader, Davide Mutendji, as well as CliffCentral's own Siya Sangweni-Fynn. Together they break down some…
21 Apr 2016 49 min

The Open Book - Sfiso Ncwane

It’s time to be real! Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane joins Loyiso Bala to discuss the subject of ‘Being Real’, it may sound like a simple concept, but not everything is as it seems.
14 Apr 2016 47 min

The Open Book - The Truth About Easter

Why do we eat Easter eggs? What’s the relevance of a bunny that can’t even lay eggs? Find out the truth about Easter as Loyiso Bala chats with Adriaan Roos of the SA Pagan Council, Gary Rivas who’s the Lead Pastor at GracePoint Church in Lonehill and Mark Counihan who’s…
17 Mar 2016 46 min

The Open Book - Running A Church

There is so much more that goes into running a church than just the pastor preaching on a Sunday! Loyiso Bala chats with Sound Engineer Mpho Tsoai, Lighting Technician Zipho Masuku and Project Planner at Rhema Ministries Tsepo Phalwane to find out just what goes on behind-the-scenes of your church.
10 Mar 2016 50 min

The Open Book - Love & Forgiveness

The whole country was united behind the Korkie family when Pierre Korkie was held hostage in Yemen by al-Qaeda for nearly two years before being killed hours before he was due for release. Loyiso Bala speaks with Pierre’s widow, Yolande Korkie, who has chronicled her family’s ordeal in her book…
18 Feb 2016 28 min

The Open Book - Christian Dating

Loyiso Bala investigates the topic of Christian Dating. He’s joined by the Campus Pastor at Eastside Community Church, Mark Paul, as well as the Worship and Youth Leaders at Rhema Bible Church, David and Gina Mutendji.
11 Feb 2016 47 min

The Open Book - Christian Media

To investigate the topic of Christian media, Loyiso Bala is joined by the Media and Marketing Coordinator for Christian Art Media, Cher Murphy, as well as TV Executive, Thabo Pitso.
4 Feb 2016 47 min
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