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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.
The 7 deadly sins: Gluttony

The 7 deadly sins: Gluttony

October 20, 2019
"I fear not the uncleanness of meat, but the uncleanness of desire" - Augustine
 
Some for food for thought.
 
The talk digs into this weighty issue.
Die vervuld lewe

Die vervuld lewe

October 20, 2019
"Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life" - Dallas Willard. Kom praat saam Sondagoggend hoe om nader aan God te leef in hierdie haastige era.
 
 
The 7 deadly sins: Sloth

The 7 deadly sins: Sloth

October 13, 2019

The sin that takes no effort.

The 7 deadly sins & the 7 lively virtues

The 7 deadly sins & the 7 lively virtues

October 6, 2019
Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins - pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, greed, and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness.
 
We can however counteract these sinful patterns with 'seven lively virtues'. The seven lively virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.

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