March 16, 2018
Why can't I be free to live as I see fit, as long as I don't harm anyone?
"It's time to see what I can do,
to test the limits and break through.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
- Elsa from Frozen.
We continually push the envelope and redefine society to match our cravings to be free, but is it good for a person to have freedom to do whatever he or she wants? And how does God fit into the picture?
March 9, 2018
There has been a Biblical war going on for years…
The question is who will win?
Chris de Beer evaluates the struggle between the Crazy Charismatics and the Frozen Chosen.
February 21, 2018
By Guest Speaker Ellis Potter of L'Abri, Switzerland.
What is reality? What is the meaning of human life? Why do we suffer? Who am I? This talk explores 3 major worldviews that propose radically different answers to these eternal questions. These 3 worldviews, and the unique hope that each offers to humanity, have profoundly different consequences for how we see reality and our place in it.
Ellis H. Potter has explored various worldviews (religious and non-religious) at close range. He is a former Buddhist monk, and now Christian minister resident in Switzerland. He is a well-travelled international speaker and the author of "3 Theories of Everything" and "How do you know that?"
Recording courtesy of L'Abri South Africa
February 5, 2018
Guest speaker Themba Gamedze reflects on how the subversive parable of the prodigal son reveals the depth of our misunderstanding of God.
January 20, 2018
Winston Churchhill famously said: "Success is moving from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm."
Being at the start of a new year full of unknowns, potential and even dread, it is of profound value to reflect on Biblical enthusiasm - which is not circumstantial.
January 4, 2018
This talk by Derik le Roux considers the Middle-Eastern context of the birth of Jesus. It suggests a few nuances to the story of Jesus' birth which many Western readers may miss.
The talk is based on the first two chapters of a book by theologian Kenneth Bailey titled Jesus through Middle-Eastern Eyes.
(Derik le Roux is a lecturer at the University of Pretoria in Electronic Engineering.)
November 9, 2017
This past week has seen South Africa as divided as ever with the "Black Monday" campaign and ensuing reaction.
Pictures of farm murders and old South African flags dominated the media and every second person has an opinion.
On Sunday we take this hot issue to the Cross and consider a possible christian perspective.
November 7, 2017
Huis van Gebed
Die tempel speel 'n baie sentrale rol in die Bybel. Dit was veral bekend as God se huis van gebed. Hierdie preek bespreek die impak van hierdie huis in ons lewens.
November 1, 2017
Recently Confederate Statues across the USA came tumbling down because of its link to slavery.
In South Africa we also see a continues process of disassociating with controversial historical figures, due to their link with Apartheid. Is it possible that the next thing that 'must fall' is the Bible?
There seems to be no indication that the Bible condemns slavery, as a matter of fact - slaves are told to obey their masters. Neither in the Old or New Testament is slavery prohibited.
What is the biblical position on slavery, and how can it be God's Word if it doesn't condemn such an atrocious evil?
Mathabo Baase has a BA in Psych, LLB, LLM (comparative child law) and obtained a Christian Theology Certificate from Wycliffe hall & the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She is currently working as a lecturer at NWU Potchefstroom.
October 24, 2017
How to live generously with plenty, and how to live graciously with nothing.