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.
Stel jouself voor jy kom by die werk en jou werkgewer vertel hy het reeds jou werk vir die maand gedoen en jou salaris op dei 1ste van die maand inbetaal. Stel jouself voor die president van die land slaap op straat sodat iemand sonder 'n huis in sy bed kan slaap. Verbeel jou die koningin van England moet wagstaan by die hek sodat haar wagte veilig kan slaap in Buckingham Palace. Wat kan ons leer by Jesus van leierskap?
Abortion is a highly controversial and emotive subject in many places, but in South Africa, it seems to elicit very little conversation. Andre and Marianne van Zyl take on this thorny but important issue from a Christian perspective in a talk entitled The sound of silence: Abortion in South Africa.
(Apologies for the poor quality of the recording.)
The recent attacks across Europe, means that many people need to figure out how they deal with the threat of Islamic Extremism. Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and others are the African version of the same threat.
Secular Europe is at odds with itself and clutching at straws in their attempt to engage with this explosive issue. Christians however have the benefit of reflecting on the Scriptures to navigate this ethical dilemma, but a dilemma it remains.
How should Christians respond when Isis behead innocent people in the Middle East? What does it look like when the cross comes across radical Islamic terrorism?
(We apologize for the poor quality of this recording is poor. There is an echo which appears and disappears every now and then.)
2016-07-24 Life can be viewed through various "lenses": A financial lens; attempts to measure all things in terms of monetary value, a functional lens; rates resources in accordance with their capabilities, a space & time lens; focuses on where and when things happen. But arguably it is the relational lens that offers the most relevant insights and the most valuable perspectives.
What would life look like if we saw it primarily through a relational lens?