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Let us not be short-sighted!

(October 2017) Decision-makers in the areas of politics and economics are often reproached for only planning until the next election or shareholders’ meeting. Long-term and strategic thinking beyond the day is said to be in rather short supply. Whether this... more ...

Without words

(September 2017) What a shame—yet another minister is retiring. And this one really had something to say! No one would ever sleep when he was preaching—not even on a hot and sticky Wednesday evening after a long and stressful day at work. His words really carried... more ...

Acknowledging our weaknesses

(August 2017) Anyone who ever aspires to be anything, or hopes to be successful in life, must never show any signs of weakness. This is already apparent in the schoolyard. Be strong! And if you are not strong, then at least act as though you were! Some have so... more ...

A little sin

(July 2017) Anyone who tries to eat somewhat healthily will do their best to keep to certain rules. Once you put your mind to it, it actually works quite well. Every now and again, however, it happens that we “slip up”—a glass of wine too many, snacking on a... more ...

Isolation

(June 2017) Differences among human beings can be very enriching and fruitful. The diversity arising from the various characters, gifts and talents, and life experiences can bring delight and help us expand our horizons.  However, otherness can also be... more ...

Surprises

(May 2017) Sometimes it happens that we hear a passage from Scripture—one we know by heart by now since we have already heard it for the fiftieth time—and suddenly God puts something special into this text which we have known since childhood. Suddenly the... more ...

Recognising God and His creation

(April 2017) The motto for the year—“Glory be to God, our Father”—incorporates three tasks that we have resolved to perform in 2017. It begins with recognising God’s glory and activity. Recognising the glory of God in all its magnitude is a very demanding task.... more ...

Hey, I know that fellow!

(March 2017) Curiosity is a familiar human trait. We always want to know who it is we are meeting, the person who lives next door or works with us, the individual whose photo we see in the newspaper or whose name we read in the news, the politician beside whose... more ...

That wouldn’t be anything for me

(February 2017) When you talk to other people today—be they colleagues, friends, neighbours—about your faith, your commitment to Church and the congregation, your convictions, and so on, you often hear things like, “I really admire you, but that would not be... more ...

Glory be to God, our Father

(January 2017) “Glory be to God, our Father”—so says Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians. It`s a very old idea, to glorify the one God who has made and created everything - in other words, to publicly praise His power and proclaim His immeasurable kindness.... more ...

Word of the Month

Proclaiming His glory

(November 2017) This year’s motto “Glory be to God, our Father” will accompany us throughout the year. In fact, it... more ...