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
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!
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)
Thankfully coffee – a bit of a recap
If we were having coffee, I'd sip my hot brew - marvelling that you're sitting right in front of me. I'd be locked into your kind eyes, wondering at my luck. Maybe the stray hairs on your full beard would perplex me for just a second. And maybe we would just sit and laugh for … Continue reading Thankfully coffee – a bit of a recap
Losing my religion: What if they find out that I’m a Jesus Freak? – Why the label Christian does not equal being a hypocrite
“Therefore everyone who acknowledges me before people, I also will acknowledge him before my Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies me before people, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven."Matthew 10: 32&33 (LEB) Unashamed and boldly, declaring Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior is a challenge. Not only … Continue reading Losing my religion: What if they find out that I’m a Jesus Freak? – Why the label Christian does not equal being a hypocrite
Losing my religion: Which church should I go to?
Spit was flying in all directions. The tie of a large elderly gentleman flung about as his loud voice trumpeted towards his opponent. The other similar looking man had not heard a single word. I glared from one part of the rather small room to the other. It was a literal shouting match, between four … Continue reading Losing my religion: Which church should I go to?
Losing my religion – Is going to church still relevant in 2021?
I glared out of the second-story window. The lights of an ambulance flashed in front of the building next to the one I was in. Several medics stood in a circle in front of the entrance door of the office at the bottom of the building I was observing. They covered their faces in masks … Continue reading Losing my religion – Is going to church still relevant in 2021?