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Being (un)seen

Being (un)seen

September 29, 2019
 why do we all have this insatiable need to be seen, but we cant bear the the direct gaze of others. We show ourselves through filters and screens, but this only makes us feel more isolated. Why do we so much desire to be seen? Why can't we bear being seen? What is to be done about it. A Biblical perspective - Dr Andre van Zyl
Reading your bible for all its worth

Reading your bible for all its worth

September 15, 2019

The Bible is the most translated, most printed and most read book in history. But, in spite of this, the Bible is not always the easiest book to make sense of. In some places the Bible couldn’t be clearer and in other places everybody seem to disagree over what exactly the Bible is actually saying. In the light of this, it is necessary to investigate and discuss the principles that is valid when interpreting a book like the Bible. In this talk we contemplate how to read the Bible for all its worth.

A Biblical portrait of marriage

A Biblical portrait of marriage

September 8, 2019

In contemporary culture any discussion around sexuality can be quite daunting. A very important part of the argument, that is sometimes neglected, is God's design and the meaning of marriage. In this talk we will be engaging the complexities of commitment with the wisdom of God.

Sexuality in a PC world

Sexuality in a PC world

September 1, 2019
In our current climate of political correctness it is hard to have meaningful conversations about sensitive issues - and it doesn't get more sensitive than the question of homosexuality. The left would label their opposition as bigots, whilst the right will level the charge of sodomy. The talk will explore a possible 'third way' in which to think, feel and speak about sexual identity. 
The Discipline of Joy: Christian Hedonism

The Discipline of Joy: Christian Hedonism

August 11, 2019
An invitation to Christian Hedonism
 
"Joy is the serious business of Heaven." - C.S. Lewis
 
This talk explores the pursuit of joy from a christian perspective.
Dealing with anger

Dealing with anger

July 7, 2019

Mark Twain once quipped; “When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.” 

Dealing with anger is something all people have to face.  It has the power to disintegrate our health, our communities, and our individual wisdom.  It is like an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Having said that, it would seem that anger can be a legitimate response to genuine injustice.

Which brings us to the question - Is it possible for me to manage my anger in a God-honoring way: to be angry and not sin?

Signals of transcendence

Signals of transcendence

June 23, 2019

Look. Look carefully, listen closely... There are a million signposts pointing toward the specific truth of God in Christ.

If God is Good, why does the world seem so bad?

If God is Good, why does the world seem so bad?

May 26, 2019

There are much beauty and good in the world, but there are also horrors both physically and morally. Humanity seems in a struggle for survival, and yet Christians claim that God is all-good, all-knowing, and all-powerful. If God is all these things, then why is there evil in the world?

I don’t have time!

I don’t have time!

May 26, 2019

Donald S. Witney writes: "the heart of a disciplined spiritual life is the disciplined use of time." Listen how the Gospel radically changes our view of time.

The Revolution

The Revolution

April 21, 2019

When Jesus of Nazareth died on the cross, no one thought he was a hero. Nobody said that his death was a wonderful victory, a true martyrdom. But something happened that afternoon because at six o'clock the Friday night, the world was a different place. In this talk, we discuss the radical implication of Easter Weekend.