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Parousia

My mom told me that when she was a young princess, Queen Elizabeth of England visited Cape Town. The roads were lined with people who came to get a glimpse of her as her royal visit kicked off. We don’t see things like that in our country anymore apart from the president’s motorcade of several […]

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The Eye of a Needle

We were chatting to family and friends this afternoon on a zoon call. The family is in the USA and the friends are in the UK. It’s always great to catch up this way. We speak about family, we laugh and joke and we get into spiritual matters. Today we brushed on the topic of […]

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Power

I am sure you are aware that, when possible, Friday is my gardening day. After a long time cutting the edges with the “skaap sker” (sheep shears), I asked my opposite neighbor to help me understand how the cutting line works because our weed eater machines are the same. Both are the same make with […]

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The Great Race

Most of us have run races in our time, be it at school or be it belonging to a club. On our travels yesterday, we passed a school preparing for their “annual inter-house athletics event”. You might recall being at school and placed into a “house” and all your athletics were performed under that house […]

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On Tolls

We travelled through to Benoni today for the Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 9.30am. Jenny and I reflected afterwards and agreed we had a most enjoyable time with those present. The idea was to get to know each other, study a passage from the Scriptures and enjoy a round of speaking to our Lord. After […]

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Inheritance

A good friend of mine has just been through revising his will due to his wife’s death. They had a type of joint will because of their assets and them being married in community of property. Jenny and I are married like this too. Drawing up a will can be a painful and difficult experience, […]

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On Circumcision

When God instructed Abraham to circumcise his household, what was the significance? Is it moral or is it, as some say, the cruelest cut? We must not be mistaken about when circumcision started, because in the ancient world (around 2,300 BC), many nations performed this rite. It was very prominent in Egypt, as well as […]

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Hypocrisy and Superstition

You have heard the terms hypocrisy and superstition. Both these concepts are often found in religion, especially that which is found in the Bible. Take this passage: Mt 23:1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you […]

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Feasts of Charity

I recall once we started a church on the West Coast. After the service, we would gather at one of two homes for fellowship and a meal. I think mostly we overdid the meal, but it was always delicious. The two families who started the church, the guest preacher and his wife or family and […]

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On Self-Acclaimed “Prophets”

I want to revisit the inspiration, infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible today. There are so many “churches” and “pastors” or self-acclaimed “prophets” today who believe that the Holy Scriptures are part of Christianity but insufficient for the era in which we now live. Years ago, I drove past a church where a huge signboard […]