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Fasting: A hunger for God

Fasting: A hunger for God

April 14, 2019

The Bible talks about fasting more than 77 times, yet it remains one of the most neglected spiritual disciplines. We read about the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness and automatically go to the verses that he quoted to Satan and conveniently skip over the 40-day fast. 

In this talk, we consider whether we should perhaps break our fast from fasting. 

Jesus and the scapegoat

Jesus and the scapegoat

March 31, 2019

We live in an age of 'public shaming', 'exposing' and of course showing our good character through a process called 'virtue signalling'. Our world seems awash in anger, division, and hostility - not only on the political front, but on a personal level as well. On Sunday we reflect on a story from the 8th Chapter of John's Gospel challenging the current anger and vitriol that we find all over the place but especially on social media. In contrast to the current mood, this passage presents a world predicated not upon violence, not upon hatred of the other, but upon compassion, forgiveness and non-violence.

Rou volgerskap

Rou volgerskap

March 31, 2019

Baie mense ervaar geloof as "boring" en eentonig. Korn luister Sondag oggend hoe jy die avontuur in jou geloofslewe kan herontdek.

Engaging the CRC phenomenon

Engaging the CRC phenomenon

March 24, 2019

CRC is a big established church in the major cities of South Africa. In Pretoria, CRC divides people into basically two groups. One group is positive and excited about CRC's efforts to 'win the lost at any cost', whilst others are concerned about some of their teachings and methods. Daniël did his Masters research on CRC and on Sunday he will look at them with deep appreciation, but not without a critical lens.

The Stephen Lungu Story: Orphan, Freedom Fighter, Missionary

The Stephen Lungu Story: Orphan, Freedom Fighter, Missionary

February 17, 2019

Born in Zimbabwe to a Malawian father and Zimbabwean mother, Stephen had a devastating childhood, being abandoned by his parents at the age of six and placed in a cruel orphanage.

In the years that followed, Stephen lived rough under a bridge, eventually forming a formidable and dangerous gang with other homeless kids, known as "the Black Shadows".

Initially involved with petty crime, the gang later joined the political struggle in Zimbabwe against the "rebel regime".

When a travelling evangelist came to town, the Black Shadows postponed their plan to bomb a bank frequented by white people, preferring to massacre everyone attending one of the Christian meetings.

Armed with a bag of home-made bombs, hand guns, AK47s and knives, they sat at the back to initially disrupt the meeting. Then, instead of throwing the bombs, Stephen stayed to listen...

Christelike “insanity”

Christelike “insanity”

February 17, 2019

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

The Jordan Peterson phenomenon part 2

The Jordan Peterson phenomenon part 2

February 3, 2019

Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and mythology expert who has exploded onto the cultural scene in the last few years. He might just be the world's most popular intellectual figure at the moment. Who is he, what should you know about him and why have his ideas gained so much traction of late? Over the next two Sundays, we will discuss the Jordan Peterson phenomenon and reflect on his work from a Christian perspective.

The Jordan Peterson phenomenon part 1

The Jordan Peterson phenomenon part 1

January 27, 2019

Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and mythology expert who has exploded onto the cultural scene in the last few years. He might just be the world's most popular intellectual figure at the moment. Who is he, what should you know about him and why have his ideas gained so much traction of late? Over the next two Sundays, we will discuss the Jordan Peterson phenomenon and reflect on his work from a Christian perspective. 

The end of the world as we know it

The end of the world as we know it

January 20, 2019

Each year there is a pastor warning that the end of the world is nigh. Here we examine some of the typical "proof texts" utilized for the prophesies and ask the question - how does it all end?

Ek wens ek het dit geweet voordat ek getrou het (2)

Ek wens ek het dit geweet voordat ek getrou het (2)

January 20, 2019

Ons gesels oor die resep vir wonderlike romantiese verhoudings. Hierdie is die tweede gesprek in die reeks oor die huwelik.