[3] The symbolism of the Passover Seder Meal

There is a lovely symbolism of the Passover Meal – the Seder Meal. The Head of the house puts on a Kittel which resembles a Lab Coat, but has no pockets or buttons. The origin of the Kittel comes from the priests clothes. But NOT the High Priest’s elaborate garments. When he entered the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement, he wore simple linen garments…

Do you follow celebrities, or who?

A lot of the attraction for superstars and celebs can be due to all the advertising and hype.
Do you follow celebrities or who? Celebrities, sports people, etc become amazing because of all the publicity they get on TV and in the magazines. But what publicity machine did Jesus have? He didn’t have the TV and magazines. But people still followed Jesus!…

Is Genesis scientific? Day 4 Part 3

Now we come to Day 4 of Creation in the Bible, so Is Genesis scientific? But we come to the most illogical verses – for the human brain. God NOW saw it fit to mention the Sun, moon, planets, and stars AFTER light had appeared on day 1 of Creation! But everyone knows that the Sun provides us with energy, heat and light. Even the most uncivilised and backward tribes know that the Sun provides us with heat and light… 

Views on what makes a sin terrible or acceptable

Every congregation will have it’s own view on what makes a sin terrible and what isn’t so bad. For example, a couple started to attend the church, and everyone was pleased to see two new faces in the congregation. Everything was going well, but then they said that they were remarried, and an awful silence descended on the church!…

[12] East African Colonialism out in the bush

East African Colonialism; In Africa their simple tiny churches were much better attended than ours and, despite poverty and hardships, had a touching faith, humility and inner confidence.
Mission training was its basis. Throughout East Africa, every known Christian denomination had a station somewhere.
Priests and lay brothers – always known as ‘White Fathers’ – tore about the roads on motor bikes…

A testing situation

A gale was blowing, the sea was wild and it was a really testing situation. All the waves had ‘white horses’ on them and that made my slalom canoe terribly difficult to control and keep upright. We had decided to keep together as a pack of canoes, then, if one of us got into trouble the others could help. But one person decided to…