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Christmas and the Subversive Baby King

Christmas and the Subversive Baby King

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? 
The 7 deadly sins: Greed

The 7 deadly sins: Greed

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

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.

The Discipline of Joy: Christian Hedonism

The Discipline of Joy: Christian Hedonism

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.
Attributes of God’s existence and Divine aseity

Attributes of God’s existence and Divine aseity

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.

Fasting: A hunger for God

Fasting: A hunger for God

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. 

Christelike “insanity”

Christelike “insanity”

February 17, 2019

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

A Happy Life!

A Happy Life!

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.