Reading this article could bore you out of your skull - or maybe not. In the #ProChoice world we are living in, you are obviously free to choose to click away and read other things, or to read this one to the end, and make up your own mind if what I have to say … Continue reading Critical Blame Theory versus Critical Grace Theory and why it matters
10 FREE Bible study resources
Do you want to study the bible like a pro, but don't know where to start? Here's my list of excellent FREE resources to get you all the way to your degree.
Word of encouragement for 2022 – let the river run!
While many prophesy that 2022 will be the year of the doubles, I'd rather tell you: let the river run! I wish you a year where you'd allow the Holy Spirit to flow freely into every area of your life. No longer pool up, let it get stale and shelve all that He is speaking. May every drought filled area of your heart be thriving with life.
FREE wisdom from the sky. What astrologers are NOT telling you about your zodiac sign!
No, that title is not clickbait. There is something they don't want you to know. But allow me to take you on a journey of contemplation. Like the one, I go on when I study the constellations and patterns which shine so brightly. The night sky, I love staring up into the billions of lights … Continue reading FREE wisdom from the sky. What astrologers are NOT telling you about your zodiac sign!
Thankfully coffee – time to snuggle them warm furry friends
If we were having coffee, we'd gulp down our hot brew, thankful for the warm rising aroma. My freezing fingers clutch the mug as if it were a teddy bear. I'd regard you, thoughtfully, look into your eyes and wonder what goes on behind that painted smile? We all need time to just chill out, … Continue reading Thankfully coffee – time to snuggle them warm furry friends
Living faith: How to stand on God’s promises in trying times
When you are going through tough times, fellow Christians like to advise to hold on to Jesus or standing on God's promises. That's all good and well. But what does that mean in a practical sense? Considering that the Gospel of John tells us that Jesus was the word of God, made flesh (read John … Continue reading Living faith: How to stand on God’s promises in trying times
Losing my Religion: debunking overcomplicated doctrines on baptism – what is baptism actually about?
If there is one topic that Christian theologians have overcomplicated, then it is baptism. Debate and division have flared across denominational lines. Should we baptise infants or adults? Which mode to use when we baptise? And then there's the important debate of whether we require baptism for salvation (that is to go to heaven). Some … Continue reading Losing my Religion: debunking overcomplicated doctrines on baptism – what is baptism actually about?
What is repentance?
"REPENTANCE A change of attitude and action from sin toward obedience to God. The concept of repentance differs slightly in the Hebrew and Greek minds, but an emphasis upon right behaviour is consistent throughout."Repentance. The Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016) Lexham Press Old Testament Jews had an entire set of rituals, and festival developed around penance. … Continue reading What is repentance?
Thankfully coffee – keep heaven open (Riana Nel – hou die hemel oop – English translation)
If we were having coffee, I'd clutch the warm mug with both hands, just taking in the warmth of the mug. Winter is upon us, and the chilly dry wind goes through almost anything. I'm thankful for my snuggly warm blankets and hot soup. If we were having coffee, we'd no doubt talk about the … Continue reading Thankfully coffee – keep heaven open (Riana Nel – hou die hemel oop – English translation)
New word of the month: Liturgy
I often look up words as I'm writing, just to check if I'm using them in the correct context however, it's rare to come across a word so brand spanking new, that I need two or three unique sources to define it. Most of the time I can guess a word by how it's used … Continue reading New word of the month: Liturgy