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The Cross Foolishness; Stumbling-block or Wisdom

The Cross Foolishness; Stumbling-block or Wisdom

April 12, 2020

The cross and resurrection of Christ are some of the central happenings of human history.  They are very difficult events to ignore, even though they happened in a relatively unimportant country just about 2000 years ago.  The events around Jerusalem and Golgotha offer very controversial and for some offensive commentary on the human condition and a radical solution to our existential questions and brokenness.  What is the crucifixion-resurrection: A stumbling block; foolishness or the wisdom of God.  This talk investigates a Christian perspective on these questions.

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 Tensions and Interactions between Science and Faith

The Tensions and Interactions between Science and Faith

October 30, 2018

During the past decades Neuro-science has moved ahead at great speed. The new developments have included new investigative techniques and amazing discoveries. Some people have used this developing field to challenge the traditional Christian view of the existence of the soul.

In this talk André van Zyl will explore some of these tensions and interactions between science and faith.

Did Christianity reduce corruption in the West?

Did Christianity reduce corruption in the West?

August 6, 2018

Our guest speaker, Robert Usborn, discuss the issue of corruption which appears rife within a "Christian" Western society.

Gender Identity : Divine or Human

Gender Identity : Divine or Human

April 7, 2018

Bruce Jenner, Caster Semenya, Bill C-16, #MenAreTrash, Gender Neutral Toilets.

There is no shortage of controversy when it comes to gender identity - which is why we reflect on it in this podcast!

Die Opstanding : Feit of Fiksie

Die Opstanding : Feit of Fiksie

April 7, 2018

'And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith' 1 Cor. 15:14

Het dit gebeur? Wat maak dit saak?

Scripture Twisting - The usual suspects among the cults

Scripture Twisting - The usual suspects among the cults

March 26, 2018

How should we handle the Bible?  Is it possible to misuse the Bible?  Come and see how some cults twist the Bible to say what they want it to say. 

Speaker: Daniel Maritz

Three Theories of Everything

Three Theories of Everything

February 21, 2018

By Guest Speaker Ellis Potter of L'Abri, Switzerland.

What is reality? What is the meaning of human life? Why do we suffer? Who am I? This talk explores 3 major worldviews that propose radically different answers to these eternal questions. These 3 worldviews, and the unique hope that each offers to humanity, have profoundly different consequences for how we see reality and our place in it.

Ellis H. Potter has explored various worldviews (religious and non-religious) at close range. He is a former Buddhist monk, and now Christian minister resident in Switzerland. He is a well-travelled international speaker and the author of "3 Theories of Everything" and "How do you know that?"

Recording courtesy of L'Abri South Africa

Christmas through Middle Eastern Eyes

Christmas through Middle Eastern Eyes

January 4, 2018

This talk by Derik le Roux considers the Middle-Eastern context of the birth of Jesus. It suggests a few nuances to the story of Jesus' birth which many Western readers may miss.

The talk is based on the first two chapters of a book by theologian Kenneth Bailey titled Jesus through Middle-Eastern Eyes.

(Derik le Roux is a lecturer at the University of Pretoria in Electronic Engineering.)

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