Plasings

Wys tans plasings vanaf April, 2012

Understanding a Good God in rural congregations in Mozambique

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Each visit is different than the other. There are some basic teachings which I see is important everywhere like: What is the calling of the Church and in particular a member of the church? What is church?What stood out this time is the discussion about God that is good! The more I am talking to the congregations about this fact the more I am convinced that this is very close to the heart of Christianity. Naturally you first have to see God through faith as the most real reality. Without this basis, it is very difficult to talk about and evaluate what is in His heart. The other challenge when speaking to the rural elders en members of these congregations is the fact that the word good has a total other meaning. It varies in meaning depending in what relationship it is used. The act or idea that you are evaluating can be a bad thing, but because the person you are communicating to, like it, it is a good thing. The reason for this is because it is all about relationships. Therefore also,…

Compassion

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Worthwile to think about the word Compassion.

The link to the video clip named excerpt in this post was also one of those enriching experiences for me. Tough but true.

http://darrowmillerandfriends.com/2012/04/09/true-compassion-suffering-together-with/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DiscipleNationsAllianceTeamBlog+%28Disciple+Nations+Alliance+Team+Blog%29

Gesprek met ateistiese persoon op bus

Sy sit op die bank oorkant my in die bus. Baie moderne en bietjie uitdagende kleredrag, baie sterk gekleurde blonde hare, en haar gesig stylvol, maar swaar grimeer. Kom agter sy gesels baie intilegent en het 'n lewendige belangstelling in die funksionering van die wereld en kulture. Sy studeer wet en ekonomie en gesels baie lekker oor wereldbeeld vanuit haar belangstellingsveld. Stel toe baie belang in my werk juis omdat dit ook op kulture en wereldbeeld konsentreer. Ons gesels seker 'n paar uur daaroor. In die gesprek teken ek die prentjie van my wereldbeeld wat begin by 'n God wat goed is en wat 'n goeie lewe vir die wereld wil bied. Hoe God se identiteit 'n waardestelsel daar stel wat mense help om die lewe te ontvang soos wat Hy dit gee. Hoe dit transformasie van ons manier van dink en ons waardes vra sodat die waardes 'n ander soort van gedrag daar kan stel. Hierdie gedrag het dan die nuwe lewe tot gevolg.
Sy vra vrae en luister regtig aandagtig. Sy kom agt…