God has always wanted to be with mankind. Curiously, most of these encounters with Him are somehow associated with a tree. There is this strange but beautiful theme all through scripture - serving as a constant invitation to come to the Tree of Life. Join us this Sunday morning as we explore this theme together.
Lonely, scarred, frustrated, hungry - these are all words describing various South Africans at the moment. Drawing on a rich biblical tradition, we'll explore how to navigate these uncertain times.
The modern world is being described by many as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous). The question is, how do you navigate your life in a context of turbulent change? Come listen Sunday morning to the answers given by the garden of Eden.
Paul Tillich once remarked that solitude expresses the glory of being alone and loneliness expresses the pain of being alone. In this talk we'll reflect on the loneliness of lock down, the voluntary social isolation of our individualistic culture as well as the hope of Christian community
The cross and resurrection of Christ are some of the central happenings of human history. They are very difficult events to ignore, even though they happened in a relatively unimportant country just about 2000 years ago. The events around Jerusalem and Golgotha offer very controversial and for some offensive commentary on the human condition and a radical solution to our existential questions and brokenness. What is the crucifixion-resurrection: A stumbling block; foolishness or the wisdom of God. This talk investigates a Christian perspective on these questions.
Dialoog's "Daily Commute" is a daily short devotional message. This is the first of a two part message. In this message Hanjo Gouws speaks on "Peculiar Christian joy - Joy misunderstood".
As we braced for the national lock-down we saw many people running frantically around Woolworth in search of a 7th packet of toilet paper. We also saw pathetic clashes between the respective stockpilers fighting over wet-wipes and canned food. How do we avoid this self preservation behavior when under pressure? How do we remain generous in a time of scarcity? On Sunday we'll learn how the early church followed Jesus away from their own self interest and towards the plague.
“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