Reading John Calvin

CONTRIBUTED BY CALEB JONGELING A little while back, on a peaceful and quiet evening, I was curled up with a book. I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of being able to enjoy some serenity with a book in hand. The reality of life means that this is a rare occurrence for…

Worldly Eyes

CONTRIBUTED BY BRONYA MULDER  When our youngest daughter was baptised in London we were asked to answer a question: Do you, with God’s help, undertake not to hinder your children should they feel called to serve God in a far-away place? In a world where we are continually under pressure to conform to a moral-less society it…

Money

CONTRIBUTED BY HENRY AND MARIAN HAMELINK It has been said that few things reveal the heart better than money. Money has a way of revealing what you really believe and value. There is no time like the present to learn to be generous with your money. Here’s what the Bible says: “Each one must give as…

Stop trying to fit in

CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW HART The other day I was listening to some people discussing their time here as expats, and how they longed for home. They were discussing the annoying things the locals do, and how they can’t understand our football, let alone be bothered to learn this silly thing called cricket. The food tastes bland,…

Listening to Sermons

CONTRIBUTED BY OWEN MULDER We have high expectations of the sermons we hear. Most I think would admit that we are looking for profound insights, new information, and life-changing application. Sometimes sermons deliver this, and that’s fantastic. But such expectations, week on week, are not realistic. In fact, I’d argue they are not appropriate, since…