November 9, 2017
This past week has seen South Africa as divided as ever with the "Black Monday" campaign and ensuing reaction.
Pictures of farm murders and old South African flags dominated the media and every second person has an opinion.
On Sunday we take this hot issue to the Cross and consider a possible christian perspective.
October 24, 2017
How to live generously with plenty, and how to live graciously with nothing.
July 21, 2017
Stel jouself voor jy kom by die werk en jou werkgewer vertel hy het reeds jou werk vir die maand gedoen en jou salaris op dei 1ste van die maand inbetaal. Stel jouself voor die president van die land slaap op straat sodat iemand sonder 'n huis in sy bed kan slaap. Verbeel jou die koningin van England moet wagstaan by die hek sodat haar wagte veilig kan slaap in Buckingham Palace. Wat kan ons leer by Jesus van leierskap?
July 11, 2017
Abortion is a highly controversial and emotive subject in many places, but in South Africa, it seems to elicit very little conversation. Andre and Marianne van Zyl take on this thorny but important issue from a Christian perspective in a talk entitled The sound of silence: Abortion in South Africa.
June 18, 2017
(Apologies for the poor quality of the recording.)
The recent attacks across Europe, means that many people need to figure out how they deal with the threat of Islamic Extremism. Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and others are the African version of the same threat.
Secular Europe is at odds with itself and clutching at straws in their attempt to engage with this explosive issue. Christians however have the benefit of reflecting on the Scriptures to navigate this ethical dilemma, but a dilemma it remains.
How should Christians respond when Isis behead innocent people in the Middle East? What does it look like when the cross comes across radical Islamic terrorism?
May 11, 2017
(We apologize for the poor quality of this recording is poor. There is an echo which appears and disappears every now and then.)
“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
The great battles in history were not necessarily fought on Normandy, Waterloo or Stalingrad, but rather in lecture halls, churches and books. Fighting other bodies is easy, fighting other ideas - that is the tricky part. C.S. Lewis famously said that good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy exists.
One of the most influential ideas to capture the human imagination has been that of Marxism. Few ideas has had the same impact. Our forefather in this country use to engage with it by labelling it the Rooi Gevaar, but little meaningful engagement ensued. As Marxism re-enters the South African political landscape it becomes crucial to debate and evaluate this potent idea. Like most philosophies Marxism attempts to describe reality, but when and where is that description not real?
At Dialoog we like to wrestle with big ideas and as Paul says in 2 Cor. 10:5, attempt to 'Take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ'. Join us as we try to Deconstruct Marxism.
December 13, 2016
Who would Jesus vote for - would he even vote? What is the relationship between faith and politics?
November 24, 2016
2016-07-24 Life can be viewed through various "lenses": A financial lens; attempts to measure all things in terms of monetary value, a functional lens; rates resources in accordance with their capabilities, a space & time lens; focuses on where and when things happen. But arguably it is the relational lens that offers the most relevant insights and the most valuable perspectives.
What would life look like if we saw it primarily through a relational lens?