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Faith in Times of Perplexity

Almighty God, in your wisdom you have so ordered our earthly lifethat we must walk by faith and not by sight:give us such trust in your fatherly carethat in the face of all perplexitieswe may give proof of our faith by the courage of our lives;through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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4 Reminders When We Face Our Fear and Anger

Uyinene was a 19-year old student, just like us. In the last week of August, Uyinene went missing. On Monday, 2 September, the news broke that a post office worker had been arrested for her rape and murder. Her story leapt to the forefront of a news cycle already saturated by daily reports of gender-based […]

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Motion Relating to our Stand Against Xenophobia and Violence Against Women and Children

From the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church – South Africa, Synod 2019, Cape Town, RSA.  This Synod notes with grave concern the increasing levels of violence, gangsterism and lawlessness in our country.  We are distressed at the ongoing xenophobic attacks as well as horrific violence against women and children.  We commit to ongoing prayer for our […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Charge – Synod 2019 (Part 3)

Presiding Bishop’s Charge – 2019 (Part 3)Download The Presiding Bishop’s Charge – 2019 (Part 3) REACH-SA Going Forward Over the last two days we have noted and discussed some key challenges and necessary changes we need to consider going forward. In this third session I want us to pull this all together, as we go from […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Charge – Synod 2019 (Part 1)

Presiding Bishop’s Charge 2019 Day 1Download The Presiding Bishop’s Charge – 2019 This year’s Charge will be a slight departure from the normal style. Instead of a single address we will be dividing the Charge into three shorter talks.  This will hopefully give us time to reflect on particular aspects of the challenge as well […]

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‘The Fame Monster’: Jesus and Lady Gaga

Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it’ (Matt 10:39) Jesus and Lady Gaga? Should we dare to compare the two? Should we view them as sharing anything in common? Are they both ‘celebrities’? One way to answer this question is to define the meaning […]

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A Short Guide to the Duties of Church Membership

All baptised and confirmed members of the Church must play their full part in its life and witness. That you may fulfil this duty, we call upon you: To follow the example of Christ in home and daily life, and to bear personal witness to Him. To be regular in private prayer day by day. […]

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Growing in giving

I know a Christian family who were really struggling. The wife’s job did not pay very well and the husband’s employer went bankrupt. With two small children, the expenses just kept growing and they started living off their credit card. The husband found another job, but not that well-paying either.  It seemed that they could […]

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