Do colours have religious meaning?
Indeed they do. Read my contribution to the South African Journal for Art History on the topic of
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Logos Lecture tour through the Netherlands
On the importance of the ‘prehistoric Jesus’ in the Early Church and the fundamental role of the classical doctrine of Creation for Christianity today
Join me in celebrating the 100th anniversary of a Christian political party with their senators in Parliament.
Read about the lectures at the Vrije Universiteit, Ede University, the Logos Congres in Hardincksveld Giessendam, talks in Opheusden, De Bilt, Woudenberg, Assen, Urk, Katwijk, Apeldoorn, Boskoop and more. Pictures and audio.
Logos Lecture Free University Amsterdam
On the importance of the ‘prehistoric Jesus’ in the theology of the Early Church, with links to Nicea, Calvin and Trent
In April 2018 I enjoyed the hospitality of the Theological Faculty of the Free University Amsterdam (VU), where I contributed to the mastersprogram of the Hersteld Hervormd Seminarium on the role of Jesus as pre-existant creator.
Details from the PthU website may be retrieved here. The Reformed Daily was also present and you may read a summary of my contribution in this national newspaper by following this link: Prof.Zuiddam voor Hersteld Hervormde studenten
Logos Lecture Christian University Ede
Repentance and Forgiveness in the Early Church
On April 19 I had the privilege of speaking at the Christian University Ede on Repentance and Forgiveness in the history of the Church. In this lecture I showed how the main themes of the Heidelberg Catechism: conviction of sin, forgiveness and a commitment to a new way of life, are essential to Christianity of every age.
A special thanks to Professor Mart-Jan Paul and the School of Theology (Gereformeerde Bond in the Protestant Church) for inviting me.
St. Paul’s Postscript
The epistle to the Romans is perhaps the most influential letter ever written in the history of mankind. The mystery of faith and God’s eternal plans for mankind are central to this book of Scripture. Looking back, what is it all about, and what may this mean to you?
Join me in considering Paul’s postscript to the Romans:
Has Pope Francis abandoned Biblical Creation?
First Sunday in Advent
Homily on Matthew 24:36-44
St Matthias Windermere
Christ the King
Homily during Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity Launceston,
Augustinus van Hippo en de Schepping
Zijn gedachten over Genesis als echte geschiedenis
Twijfelt u ook?
Geloofsaanvechting is iets van alle tijden.
Lees in Marturia hoe heidense wetenschappers het christelijk geloof bestreden en christenen aan het twijfelen probeerden te brengen.
Southern African perspectives on the role of womanhood in 1Timothy 2:11-15
Can or should 1Timothy 2:11-15 be redeemed for socio-political agendas that aim at a greater leadership involvement of women in church or society? An overview of Southern African scholarship on this topic, a philological examination of 1Timothy 2:11-15 and suggestion of solutions.
Journal for Christian Scholarship - 2016 (2nd Quarter), pp. 279-296: download here
Based on a talk earlier this year for colleagues at the John Paul II Institute, Melbourne VIC, Australia.
A timely wake-up call: The end of Theology as science
The end of Theology as we used to know it. Read my latest contribution on the state of international theological scholarship (In Luce Verbi).
Traditional roles of the sexes in Western Civilisation
Perspectives on the Role of Womanhood in 1 Timothy 2,11-15
Speech at Jane Franklin Hall, University of Tasmania, followed by Q&A
Introduction by Mr Usman Rana
The Shadows of 1516
Starring Hiëronymus Bosch, Luther, Erasmus and Thomas More
Address and Q&A session for Christopher Dawson Centre for Christian thought and civilisation
Post Tenebras Lux:
Faith in the Life and Times of John Calvin
Relevant faith in days of opposition
Address for General Assembly Presbyterian Church in Tasmania
Parallelisms and revelatory concepts of the Johannine Prologue
HTS Theological Studies, June 2016
A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A blonde came in and asked for “a seven-hundred-ten”.
We all looked at each other and another customer asked, 'What is a seven-hundred-ten?'
She replied, 'You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine, I have lost it and need a new one..'
She replied that she did not know exactly what it was, but this piece had always been there.
The mechanic gave her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like.
She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710.
He then took her over to another car which had its hood up and asked 'is there a 710 on this car?'
She pointed and said, 'Of course, its right here.'
In 2015 I had the pleasure of giving a guest lecture in Dutch at the HHK seminary in Amsterdam at the Free University. The text of my talk "Holy Scripture, from God or Men? Answers from Greek philosophers and early fathers" may be downloaded here.
Guest lecture at Free University Amsterdam
In 2015 had ik het voorrecht om een lezing te houden aan de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam over "Heilige Schrift, uit God of uit de mensen? Antwoorden van Griekse filosofen en vroege kerkvaders" Download hier.
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Articles and interviews in newspapers.
Why do the gods no longer speak? Ploutarchos
Journal of Creation
South African Journal of Art History
Journal of Creation
In Luce Verbi
Keynote address at Logos conference in the Netherlands, speaking on the importance of the classical doctrine of Creation. How we think about God, his goodness, the historical Fall and the existence of creation ordinances, is all dependent on the historicity of the Biblical teachings in Genesis 1-11.
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