Soul Detox: Addiction

March 20, 2017

Internet, Facebook, Work, Alcohol, Pornography, Approval, Shopping, Cell Phones, Series, Food, Coffee, Video Games, Smoking, Chocolate.

Chances are you have some sort of addiction.

If you do not own up to any of the above mentioned then you are either delusional or addicted to perfectionism...

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Flirting with Prosperity: The Abuse of Jer. 29:11

March 6, 2017

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In 2014 Christianity Today asked the online Bible site YouVersion which Bible verses are the most popular in the world. Out of the 160 million users surveyed Jer. 29:11 came in fourth. It didn’t get a podium finish, but as a consolation the weeping prophet did take the gold in Canada, Australia, England and of course South Africa. One might feel sorry for Jer. 29:11 losing out to Romans 12:2 and the old favourite Philippians 4:6-8, but at least he can take courage in the fact that ‘The Lord has plans for you...to prosper...plans to give you hope and a future’.

Having said that, spare a thought for the remaining 32 verses in Jer. 29 - always being discarded and left behind. They are the real stars of the show, as a matter of fact they are the guys and girls giving verse 11 its meaning!

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Why most of us are pagans - Chris de Beer

February 21, 2017

19-02-2017 If you thought that paganism is something archaic and not applicable to us moderns - think again. To be a pagan implies that you worship a thing and cannot see it as part of the bigger reality. Today we don't have as much sun and river-worshipers as before, but we do have Family, Money, Work, Status, Self and many other.... ‘worshippers’.
 
The Bible warns us that you need to worship God and Him alone, because you will ultimately become what you worship. Hence you have a choice of becoming 'Work-like', 'Attractive-like', 'Mother-like, or the non-pagan version - Godlike.

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Can Technology Save Us? - Johan Erasmus

February 13, 2017

12-02-2017 What are the social, spiritual and economic challenges that come with all the benefits of technology? We explore the tech revolution - its role in our lives and how to engage it as Christians.

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In Search of Meaning: What on earth am I here for? - Johan Erasmus

January 30, 2017

15-01-15 Socrates famously remarked that the unexamined life is not worth living. Soon after embarking on such an examination you are bound to be confronted with the question of meaning - what on earth am I here for? What is the significance/reason/purpose of life?

All worldviews have to wrestle with this question and needless to say, derive at different conclusions, but for many Christians the idea of 'a calling' can help solve the riddle.

Before we officially jump into the distractions of 2017, let us first try to wrestle with one of the most asked questions in the world.

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The New Year - Johan Erasmus

January 30, 2017

15-01-2017 What do we wish to achieve in the year of 2017?
How do we decide upon resolutions?
What would Jesus specify for his New Year's Resolutions?

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