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?
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
October 13, 2019
The sin that takes no effort.
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.
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.
August 11, 2019
An invitation to Christian Hedonism
"Joy is the serious business of Heaven." - C.S. Lewis
This talk explores the pursuit of joy from a christian perspective.
June 2, 2019
Every time you sin you forget who God really is. For this reason it is important to reflect on his attributes and the impact it was on our everyday lives. The talk focus on the attribute of God's divine aseity.
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.
February 17, 2019
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
May 28, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
In all the media they look happy and content. Most people want a happy life. The real question is if happiness is overrated or even possible?
Chris de Beer discusses the secrets of happiness.