Christians often speak about the existence of a God-shaped hole in our heart. A place that can only be filled with God Himself. Over the past year I came to understand how this God-shaped hole had given direction to my life and my actions. For all of my life I desired love, wisdom and truth. I also felt this strange longing for being obedient to a teacher. I now can...Continue reading
The Bible: A Black Box?
‘In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God’. (John 1: 1) It’s strange how God lets you remember conversations that in hindsight point you to Him. To see that He was there and then already at work in and for you! I vividly remember a situation, many years ago, when I was working in a team of 3 consultants, one of...
Searching for Love
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. .. Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:16, 18) For as long as I can remember I have been struggling with love. Understanding the ‘concept of love’. What it should look and feel like. In the community I grew...Continue reading
How darkness creeps into church (2)
In my previous article I wrote about the reasons why it is important for a church to get to know more about New-Age, Post-Modern beliefs and ‘modern spirituality’. Different surveys show that no less than 30% of the American population hold (one or more) New Age beliefs. There are good reasons to believe that the numbers in Europe are more or less the same. In this article I will tell...Continue reading
How darkness creeps into church (1)
We are living in a society where Christian beliefs are rapidly declining. Our society is heavily influenced by the New Age movement and the post-modernist movement, both blooming in the second half of the 20th century. Followers of the New Age movement looked forward to a “New Age” of love and light, through personal transformation and healing. Followers of the Post-Modernist worldview were characterized by tendencies to self-referentiality, moral relativism...Continue reading