My Facebook friend and good acquaintance, Rudolph Boshoff, recently wrote an article on the concept of God from a Christian perspective. The article is rather interestingly titled, Contemplating the Christian God: Being and Person. Several scholars have contributed greatly to the vast knowledge base of ancient Christianity, including Adolph von Harnack, Albert Schweizer, E.P. Sanders,… Continue reading Is this the original Christian concept of God?
by Denise Levertov As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and water bears them, as hawks rest upon air and air sustains them, so would I learn to attain freefall, and float into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace, knowing no effort earns that all-surrounding grace.
Kritiek is nie altyd maklik om af te sluk nie, veral nie as die teiken van kritiek gekoesterde goedsdiens-leerstellings is nie. Godsdiens het ‘n manier om iemand ‘n tipe carte blanche te gee om ten alle koste te verdedig wat gekoester word. Sodra aanstoot geneem word, word dit gewoonlik terugbetaal met heftiger driftigheid. Karsten se… Continue reading Oor Jesus as “gewone mens” – op Karsten se respons
In ‘n artikel wat ek onlangs op ‘n baie aktiewe Christen-apologetiese webwerf teëgekom het (http://www.antwoord.org.za/2013/04/jesus-gewone-mens/), word daar weer gevra, Was Jesus ‘n gewone mens? Die artikel is ‘n antwoord op vrae van ‘n leser nadat hy/sy ‘n boek deur Prof. Willie Esterhuyse gelees het, God en die gode van Egipte. Ek het self nie die… Continue reading Oor Jesus as “gewone mens”
One of the most popular textual interpretations used to prove the divinity of Jesus Christ, in particular by Evangelical systematic theologians and apologists, is the idea that Jesus called himself the “I AM” in John 8:58.  According to this argument, Yahweh of the Old Testament appears to Moses in the burning bush and commissions… Continue reading Is Jesus of the Fourth Gospel the I AM of the Old Testament?
deur Koos Kombuis ek dood ek kom by hemelse poorte ek klop aan reëlings ek sien petrus vroetel met bos sleutels ek vra meneer god tuis? petrus mompel ek geloofsoortuigings? invul op pienk vorm drievoud ek sê ek nie seker nie ek my katkisasietoets geslaag destyds in erfurthuis ek trek daarna na hillbrow ek skree… Continue reading ek dood
Among the texts from the Pauline corpus popularly used to show Paul’s (and early Christians’) belief in Jesus’ personal pre-existence, 1 Corinthians 10:9 is a favorite. The Evangelical New English Translation (NET Bible) renders it: “And let us not put Christ [ton christon] to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by… Continue reading 1 Corinthians 10:9 and the Question of Christ’s Pre-existence
All organised religions claim that God(s) accompanied them throughout their history, from inception to the present state. Christianity is no exception. Claiming pre-Christian origins, modern “orthodox” Christians profess to be the Church Jesus Christ founded, which is also the Church God guided and accompanied throughout the centuries until the present day. Today’s Church, so they… Continue reading God Responsive implies God Responsible
Over at David B. Capes’ website, I recently posted this comment as a brief summary of what I believe is the Christology in the the Letter of James: The letter of James, the brother of Jesus, is a Jewish writing oriented toward wisdom theology. It focuses more on daily living and existential practice than on doctrine… Continue reading Jesus according to James
Well, I finally got to starting my first blog. Being new at it, it will be an interesting journey of learning and discovery to me. The purpose of this blog is express my musings, ideas and dreams on a vast array of things, ranging from religion to politics; from science to spirituality; from philosophy to… Continue reading My new (and first) blog!