Your will be done.

Written by: Rev Edwin Arrison Final Meditation on Lent 2019 The magnet of self-righteousness and self-justification is stronger than the magnet of self-emptying. Christians are “pulled” by several magnets, or St Paul would say, we are being tossed back and forth by the waves and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and […]

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Powers and principalities

Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison 5th meditation for Lent 2019 Can or should Christians distinguish between SIN and sins, or between “systemic sin” on the one hand and what could be called “petty sins” on the other. Is the church focusing too much on petty sins and ignoring systemic sin? St Paul writes about powers […]

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The deep silence of God

Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison 4th Meditation for Lent 2019 From slogans to story and poetry: Christians, on the whole, love slogans. These slogans usually comes from a Scripture text, but often it does not. “Charity begins at home” is one of the worst ones, because while it sounds right and logical, it often implies […]

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Unity in diversity

Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison 3rd meditation for Lent 2019 Christians disagree about many things, but it is probably safe to say that most Christians will agree that God is united within God-self and that God has a deep desire for unity (Ephesians 1:10). God’s primary and ultimate work is therefore the work of unity. […]

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Discerning the call of God

Written by: Rev. Edwin Arrison 2nd meditation for Lent 2019 I have a soft spot in my heart for a group of Christians called the “Moravians”. And the more I learn about their history, the more I think that God has a special hand in their existence. Long before Luther, they called out the excesses […]

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Space for grace

Written by Rev. Edwin Arrison My first Lenten reflection for 2019 Are Christians stuck in, and even star-struck by a linear logical rational model? Was Jesus stuck in or star-struck by a linear logical rational model? Jesus allows the sun to shine and the rain to fall on the good and the evil. He even […]

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A Christmas and New Year message from us.

When Jesus was born, those people who held the hope of seeing the Messiah, had almost lost hope. But when Simeon and Anna saw the baby Jesus, Simeon could say with confidence: “Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace. Your Word has been fulfilled”. The joy within him is palpable from the words […]

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Hope for South Africa

Romans 8:24 “For in this hope, we were saved. Now hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?” John 11:38-44 New International Version (NIV) “38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39 “Take […]

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What’s Jesus got to do with Justice? That’s the topic Rene August tackled at the Justice Conference South Africa, at the Friday morning opening session. Watch her talk. This video was originally published by The Justice Conference South Africa in 2017.

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