One of the characteristics of South African Christians influenced by the West is our consumer spirituality. "I consume therefore I am" had become the principle of our day, whether we speak of commodities, entertainment or even knowledge. Without realizing it we have paid dearly for it.
Jesus left us two visual images to remember and summarise his work on earth. One image is expressed in bread and wine. The other is immersion in water. But what does it mean? Water is central in understanding the message of Jesus.
2016-11-20 The hiddenness of God is something that bothers a lot of people today. Yet it is nothing new. The travelers to Emmaus also did not recognise the presence of the living Christ in their broken and shattered world.
2016-10-16 Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space, famously said; “I looked and looked but didn’t see God”!
Christians often talk about the cross and resurrection but are seemingly silent on Jesus’ ascension. Is it possible that not a Russian, but a Jew was the first person in space?
2016-09-11 We encourage one another to sing to God all the time. But sometimes Jesus weeps while we worship.