‘Otherness’ and ‘Likeness’ Part 2

Jesus introduced us to a vision of God that is breathtaking. The God He introduces us to, is not alone. This God is a relationship of Father, Son and Spirit; a Lover, a Beloved, and the Spirit of truth in a bond of love between them. The Fatherhood of God is not, in the first… read more »

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‘Otherness’ and ‘Likeness’ Part 1

‘Otherness’ can be frightening and dangerous for it represents the unknown. We want enough ‘otherness’ to intrigue us, but not too much so as to scare us. ‘Otherness’ has the potential to harm us. ‘Likeness’ can be frightening and dangerous too, for it represents the disintegration of differentiation (boundaries). We want enough ‘likeness’ to be… read more »

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Fear, Violence and Love

By Mary-Anne Rabe The Mandela movie was so deeply touching – so much so, that I was quite drained afterwards. You see, our family was very involved with the political struggle to abolish apartheid. Steve Biko, who was murdered in prison was a family friend. One of my brothers was imprisoned for protesting against the… read more »

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Mimesis Academy

A one year program drawing from cutting edge research in psychology, anthropology, philosophy and theology, consisting of six courses.
– Exploring the unconscious movements that form our sense of ‘self’.
– Critically exploring the scriptures and the contexts in which they were written. Consequently, how they relate to other myths.
– Exposing the structure of evil and the development of its symbolism. Moving beyond mythical and abstract descriptions of evil.
– How God subverts our concepts of God.
– What makes Jesus Christ uniquely significant in history, relevant in our present world and a living hope for the future of humanity.
– Atonement takes on a whole new meaning when sin, evil, God and the nature of man have been re-evaluated in the context of Mimesis.

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Does forgiveness require blood?

Background messages: Audio: Sacrifice Article: Contradiction of the cross and The revelation of the cross In the context of the teaching on sacrifice, we are often asked: “Doesn’t the bible say that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins?” Well that’s not exactly what it says. Lets look at Heb 9:22 HCSB… read more »

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Zombies, Vampires and Aliens

What is the obsession with vampires, zombies and aliens all about? Watched a movie with my family last night where mankind had to defend ourselves once again against an alien invasion. One of the core ingredients of evil, is the concept of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Enmity relies on our naivity to see ‘otherness’ as evil…. read more »

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Redeemed Time

God’s eternity is not simply timelessness, rather He fills time with eternity. Our time, which became corrupted, fragile and falling apart into a regrettable past, an unsubstantial present and a fearful future, was redeemed by Jesus Christ.

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You are valuable beyond measure

You are valuable, you are loved, and someone knows you even better than you know yourself. There is an image and likeness imprinted upon your being that is the basis of your value … a value beyond your wildest dreams. Coins used to have the face of the person who guaranteed their value, minted onto… read more »

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Original and fresh!

On a recent trip to Hungary we were given some very special, fresh spring water. It came from a spring called ‘Szentkirályi’ (translated: ‘Holy Kingly’). Apparently the water is filtered through volcanic rock for millions of years before it surfaces. Yet, although it is very old, it is also very fresh. It’s freshness is not… read more »

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