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What Salvation Means to Me

Writing a post about the meaning of salvation feels like a mammoth task. It is a fundamental concept in the Christian faith, so there are legions of authors, theologians, preachers, and people like me who’ve said something about salvation.   After two false starts, I concluded...

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Oh Maiden, How to Prepare for your Wedding Night

Growing up, sex before marriage was taboo in our culture. This, according to me, was the norm in South Africa up until the early 2000’s. Then, with the help of mainstream media, the Gen X’rs and Millennials challenged the norms and now, the reverse is...

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The Story Behind #thereallife Series

Some time ago I started toying with the idea of creating a series of posts that interrupt people’s daily dose of curated lives.   The goal? Remind people that what they’re seeing isn’t the whole picture.   Why?  We all know that what we’re seeing isn’t the whole...

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Control – A surprising source of impatience

In our premarital preparation, we were told that happiness is not the purpose of your marriage – holiness is. At first, I thought it meant marriage will suck, and some days it does. Especially when that other person starts doing things that dig into some...

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The Good Samaritan: Fellowship in suffering

Because I grew up in a Christian home, many of the stories became so familiar, that I’ve stopped allowing them to speak to me. The Good Samaritan is one of those stories.   Thanks to a sudden urge to read the Gospels in my home language (Afrikaans), I discovered something beautiful...

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Why Christian Movies Are Bad

I stumbled onto a video by Josh Keefe titled “Why Christian Movies are Bad”, sometime after watching God’s Not Dead. My first impressions of the film was that it deserved a less gracious rating than the 14% it received on Rotten Tomatoes. I felt this about...

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She Waits by the Gray Havens Lyrics Meaning

The Gray Havens is one of my favourite bands, and their song “She Waits” is just another reason why I love them.   The lyrics have such a depth to it, that it’s meaning isn’t apparent after the first listen. I’ve included the lyrics below before I dig...