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.
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.
Why can't I be free to live as I see fit, as long as I don't harm anyone?
"It's time to see what I can do,
to test the limits and break through.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
- Elsa from Frozen.
We continually push the envelope and redefine society to match our cravings to be free, but is it good for a person to have freedom to do whatever he or she wants? And how does God fit into the picture?
There has been a Biblical war going on for years…
The question is who will win?
Chris de Beer evaluates the struggle between the Crazy Charismatics and the Frozen Chosen.
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