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The Love Story

The Love Story

February 16, 2020

In keeping with the Valentine's mood, we will explore a biblical love story. It has all the necessary ingredients to be a modern day soap-opera. You have sexual chemistry, a love triangle, betrayal and of course, inner emptiness. Fortunately in the Christian walk, romance is not the ultimate source of happiness, however, we learn from this biblical love story that when romance occupies its proper place, it can go from soap opera to becoming something quite beautiful.

Jesus in a Secular Age (Part 1)

Jesus in a Secular Age (Part 1)

January 26, 2020

We may live in a secular, progressive, post-christian world where the pursuit of individual authenticity trumps all. But Jesus still haunts this culture and undermines it in creative ways. Most importantly, He offers meaning to a disenchanted world. In this talk we engage secularism with the relevance of the Gospel.

The Underrated Value Of Friendship

The Underrated Value Of Friendship

January 19, 2020

Whether you are listening to a song in your car or to a sermon in your church, chances are that you'll hear a lot about two types of relationships. (1) Romantic relationships will dominate the songs you listen to and the movies you watch, whilst (2) family relationships will dominate your church experience. As a matter of fact, most churches go out of their way to promote themselves as 'family churches' and most romantic propositions promote themselves as being 'more than friends'. But where does that leave friendship? 

You Cannot Do This Alone

You Cannot Do This Alone

January 12, 2020

Stanley Hauerwas once claimed that Saints cannot exist without a community, as they require, like all of us, nurturance by a people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God.” 

This challenges our individualistic culture, but the reality is that Jesus does not only save you from your sins, but weaves you into a new community. Hence, following Jesus is something you cannot do alone.

Christmas and the Subversive Baby King

Christmas and the Subversive Baby King

December 8, 2019
"Enemy-occupied territory---that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us to take part in a great campaign of sabotage."
 
 
- C.S. Lewis
 
 
Is the season of Advent just a cozy, sentimental period before Christmas? Or is it a time of spiritual revolution? 
Divine Hiddeness

Divine Hiddeness

December 1, 2019

If knowledge about God is the most important knowledge that we could have, and God is loving, why are there many people for whom God is silent or absent, even though they are not resistant toward him?

Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

November 17, 2019

We are at our human best when we give and forgive. But we live in a world in which it makes little sense to do either one. 

The 7 deadly sins: Greed

The 7 deadly sins: Greed

November 10, 2019

“Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.”― G.K. Chesterton

The 7 deadly sins: Wrath

The 7 deadly sins: Wrath

November 3, 2019

We have all been under the grip of wrath and the history of the world is filled with the effects of this sin. This talk delves into this prominent problem which is part of our daily lives.

The 7 deadly sins: Lust

The 7 deadly sins: Lust

October 27, 2019
“Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst.” - Frederick Buechner
 
The Christian view of sex is profoundly unpopular, yet surprisingly profound. 
 
In this talk we move beyond the clichés of this deadly sin.