One of the themes Tim Keller presses us to see in his book on prayer (Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God) is that prayer is a conversation with God on the basis of the Bible’s words. We listen to God through reading and pondering and meditating over Scripture and then we pray to God.
There is a forgetfulness that is common and intrinsic to every Christian. It is a part of the fall and Christians must fight it all the time. We forget how good the good news really is. Paul was surprised when the Galatians forgot: “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?…Are you so foolish? Having begun
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