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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.
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.

Why can’t I live the way I want to live?

Why can’t I live the way I want to live?

March 16, 2018

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,
I'm free."
- 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?

(Johan Erasmus)

Freedom in Worship: Crazy Charismatics vs. Frozen Chosen

Freedom in Worship: Crazy Charismatics vs. Frozen Chosen

March 9, 2018

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.

Three Theories of Everything

Three Theories of Everything

February 21, 2018

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