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The Berlin wall fell in 1989

9th Nov 2009, hej.

There are moments which we experience which become stamped on our minds. The pictures of people on the Berlin Wall pecking away bits of concrete is one of mine. I'm sure the images I have in my mind were impressed there over a few nights' news, but they are all one indelible moment in my mind. ... More

Who made religion a numbers game?.

3rd Nov 2009, hej.

Recent news of the estimated adherents to various religions by an American think tank have led to such articles as at Aletheia College which projects increases in Muslim population as if it should scare Christians. There are now an estimated 1.57 billion Muslims, with up to 5% of the European population being Muslim. ... More

Why buy a Promised Land?

20th Oct 2009, hej.

Why did Israel have to buy and then fight for the promised land if it was promised to them? Why were they not just given it? ... More

Christians & Muslims experience an unexpected Sukkot

1st Oct 2009, hej.

Just as Jewish families are each building their sukkah, many thousand families in the Asia-Pacific region will be similarly dwelling in temporary shelter, in some cases made of whatever they can find. ... More

Obama's goal, the UN: the final word on Israel

26th Sep 2009, hej.

When President Obama made his inaugural speech to the United Nations on September 23 to map the direction he felt the world should take, he made the issue of Israel a key part of his 4 'pillars'. His aim is a divided Israel. But the final word on this issue is already written. Obama should know about this. He made his oath as President with his hand on that final word given on Israel. ... More

Psalm 39: The Strength of Weakness

15th Sep 2009, hej.

Yom Kippur is the time of the year set aside by Yahweh for the confession of sins. At this time we can think of the king who during his reign made some grave mistakes. As a result he experiences suffering. This king is David. All these experiences meant that, in addition to being a talented musician, he became a compassionate king who could weep for his people and who could write songs for those who suffered. ... More

Lion & the False Prophet

28th Aug 2009, hej.

How do we know a lying Prophet? Will we be able to make an excuse before Jesus at the Judgement by claiming we were deceived? Are we not asked to recognise false prophets? In any case we have been given an exemplar judgement of the God of Israel regarding our responsibility to recognise a false prophet, in the history of the man of God, the false prophet and the lion. The incident is recorded in 1 Kings 13. ... More

Clouds, Climate Change & Conviction

16th Aug 2009, hej.

What does the science of clouds, human ideas of climate change, and what the Bible observes regarding climate have to say to us regarding our faith? ... More

God loves me

10th Aug 2009, hej.

There are no more powerful love stories than those in the Bible. Jacob served 14 years for Rachel. Samson gave his strength for Delilah. There is much said in churches about the amazing grace of God and the love of Jesus. ... More

Faith to Move Mountains

2nd Aug 2009, hej.

Prayer is only effective if is is to a Being who has power over our lives. Yet how many brush aside what the Bible says about God's power on earth? How many people do not consider that earthquakes are an 'act of God'? Do we have the faith to move mountains? ... More

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