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A matter of movement

(September 2019) Whenever we pray, we are hoping to set something into motion. When we bring a concern to God in prayer, we are attempting—in figurative terms—to move the heart of God so that He will take care of our problem. When we express an intercession, we are... more ...

The best rankings

(August 2019) Rankings are tremendously popular in the news media, and are among the most frequently read and displayed messages: which cities are ranked best to live? In which sectors can you earn the highest salaries? Which vacation destinations are in greatest... more ...

Speech

(July 2019) Our speech tells others a great deal about us. The manner in which we speak, the words we employ, and the language that we use to expresses ourselves can tell others quite a bit about our person, our nature, our life, our education, our character,... more ...

We are here for you!

(June 2019) Not long ago, young Christians in many congregations gave their confirmation vow and received the blessing of God for their future way of life. The older members among us, who likewise stood before the altar many years or even decades ago with a... more ...

Adjusting

(May 2019) In order for a society to function, a minimum degree of adjustment is necessary. The more diverse the needs and characteristics of the people who comprise a community—be it in a family, the workplace, or in some other randomly assembled group—the... more ...

True wealth

(April 2019) As Luke reports in the book of Acts, the Apostles testified of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power. Their powerful testimony inspired faith: faith in the resurrection and in eternal life. This faith made such an impact on the early... more ...

Dear God, do something!

(March 2019) There are times when we wish God would intervene powerfully in history: a spectacular deed, a sign that reveals His omnipotence and establishes order, something that fundamentally changes the circumstances and conditions. After all, He could do it!... more ...

A speck

(February 2019) It seems to be a characteristic of human nature to always be more generous toward oneself than toward others. We are quick to see the error in our neighbours, mercilessly taking note of even their tiniest mistakes, and yet we remain unaware of our... more ...

Rich in Christ

(January 2019) Dear brothers and sisters, Welcome to the new year. It is my wish that we begin with the firm conviction expressed in the 23rd Psalm: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Despite our worries, struggles, and fears, we can confidently... more ...

The star of hope

(December 2018) Whether made of straw, paper, or light, stars are simply a staple of Christmas. They can be seen everywhere as Christmas decorations. It is said that a teacher at a missionary school at the end of the eighteenth century first came up with the idea... more ...

The transformed congregation

(November 2018) A well-known and often cited adage by Friedrich Nietzsche about Christendom and Christians in general states: “They would have to sing me better songs to get me to believe in their Redeemer. And His disciples would have to look a little more... more ...

Conflict studies

(October 2018) Many people lack inner peace. They have no peace in their hearts. Everyone has likely had such a period in his or her life before. Most of the time, we blame this on external factors. Perhaps the boss is putting pressure on us. Maybe our neighbour... more ...
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Loving and suffering

(October 2019) In the spectrum of human feelings and emotions, love and suffering constitute two opposing poles.... more ...