I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in
The National Braai Day initiative aims to position National Heritage Day as South Africa’s annual day of celebration. We call on all WESTVILLE PRESBIES to unite around fires IN THE QUAD CAFE, to share our heritage and wave our flag on 24 September 2017 after the morning service. Bring your own meat and refreshments and a salad to share.
“In our world full of strangers, estranged from their own past, culture and country, from their neighbors, friends and family, from their deepest self and their God, we witness a painful search for a hospitable place where life can be lived without fear and where community can be found. Our society seems to be increasingly full of
In the days before television dinners and Twitter mobile, people entertained themselves by talking to other people–in person and for hours at a time. For children born in the twenty-first century, this may sound strange, even torturous, but it really happened. And as I recall, it was something that all who experienced it . . .
When we open our hearts as well as our homes, we are practicing biblical hospitality. If you’re like most people, you probably think practicing Christian hospitality is equivalent to what you’ve seen in magazines. And if you’re like me, you end up feeling depressed and inadequate because you don’t quite see your efforts measuring up to
We ‘ate’ our way out of Paradise: can we ‘eat’ our way into heaven? Adam died for eating the forbidden fruit. The second Adam died that whosoever eats his flesh and drinks his blood, shall attain eternal life. Table fellowship defines Jesus’ communality. ‘Eating’ is so patterned into the scheme of his work revealing a
From a blog post by Mark Glanville. Ever noticed how many of Jesus’ meals are in the gospels? Meals feature so prominently in the gospels that scholars have commented: ‘Jesus ate his way through the Gospels.’ Herbert Anderson and Edward Foley even claim: ‘… they killed him because of the way he ate; because he ate
We will continue with our focus on Everyday Church this Sunday by looking at how Jesus used meals to reach out to those needing him. Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the table: “Consider for a moment what happens at the feeding of the five thousand. God gives out bread. On a massive scale. Or think