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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: 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.
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.