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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

B J van der Walt festschrift - Koers 75 (1) 2010

Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap Vol 75, Issue 1 (2010)

Table of contents:

1. Voorwoord / Preamble

Authors: Heyns, Michael; Hoogstad, Helena; Kleinhans, Leandri; Lourens, Susan; Otto, Erika; Lourens, Santie; Oberholzer, Bertha;

Pages: xv-xvii

2. Bennie and IAPCHE : messages of acknowledgement

Authors: Lantinga, N.;

Pages: xix

3. Uit die skatkis van herinnerings : Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studie : erkenningsboodskappe

Authors: Venter, JJ (Ponti);

Pages: xx

4. Professor (BJ) Bennie van der Walt en Filosofie : erkenningsboodskappe

Authors: Heyns, M.;

Pages: xxi

5. Groete - Reformatoriese Beweging van Suider-Afrika : erkenningsboodskappe

Authors: Swanepoel, J.;

Pages: xxii

6. Bennie van der Walt - 'n huldeblyk : erkenningsboodskappe

Authors: Combrink, AL;

Pages: xxiii-xxv

7. Professor BJ van der Walt : a very complex and dynamic configuration of a variety of functions centrally religiously directed in all his actions : personal messages

Authors: Letsosa, R.;

Pages: xxvii-xxx

8. Voor Bennie en Hannetjie van der Walt : herinneringen aan meer dan 40 jaren vriendschap : persoonlike boodskappe

Authors: Bril, KA;

Pages: xxxi-xxxiii

9. BJ van der Walt : consummate educator : personal messages

Authors: Vander Stelt, JC;

Pages: xxxv-xxxix

10. Interview with Bennie van der Walt : perspectives

Authors: Bishop, Steve;

Pages: xli-lxvii

11. 'n Voetpad deur die werklikheid - filosofiese memoires : perspektiewe

Authors: Van der Walt, BJ;

Pages: lxix-lxxxix

12. Een concentratieprobleem bij BJ van der Walt : navorsingsartikel

Authors: Griffioen, S.;

Pages: 1-13

13. Reflecting on our past : reconciling a divided nation through listening : research article

Authors: Ayee, ESA;

Pages: 15-32

14. Professor Bennie van der Walt : a bridge between white Afrikaners and black Africans : research article

Authors: Turaki, Y.;

Pages: 33-51

15. Die sentrale plek van 'n lewens- en wêreldbeskouing : navorsingsartikel

Authors: Strauss, DFM;

Pages: 53-77

16. Religion in education : is there yet another solution? : research article

Authors: Van der Walt, JL;

Pages: 79-98

17. De strijd om de richting van de Westerse cultuur : navorsingsartikel

Authors: Schuurman, E.;

Pages: 99-114

18. A Christian mission of glocal culture within riven societies in God's world : research article

Authors: Seerveld, CG;

Pages: 115-134

19. Towards authentic development : research article

Authors: Fowler, S.;

Pages: 135-147

20. Traces of neo-Calvinism in France and Italy : research article

Authors: Coletto, R.;

Pages: 149-172

21. Reflections on a Christian view of human communication : research article

Authors: Van Belle, HA;

Pages: 173-188

22. Hermeneia : 'n teologiese gesprek oor hermeneutiese vrae met drie Suid-Afrikaanse teoloë : navorsingsartikel

Authors: Van Wyk, JH;

Pages: 189-215

23. Moraliteit, die opdringerige en die voorwaardelike : navorsingsartikel

Authors: Heyns, MF;

Pages: 217-243

24. A reading of TSEliot's Ash-Wednesday : research article

Authors: Sawyer, F.;

Pages: 245-265

25. Geskrifte van BJ van der Walt / Publications of BJ van der Walt 1960-2010


Pages: 267-277

Jack the Blogger: A Hair Raising Idea

My boy's new blog and fund raising attempt Jack the Blogger: A Hair Raising Idea: "Well Basically I have had an idea to try and raise some money for Oxygen, I'm going to cut off all my hair from my head (wet shaved close) a..."

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Odds and sods

Douglas Groothius's full outline for a talk on Bible, science and origins
The new Calvins in The Economist
Anthony Billington has links to talks on Christianity and culture by David VanDrunen
Jon Swales posts his Idolatry of technology talk and slides
Advance ordering for Jonathan Chaplin's new book on Dooyeweerd's political philosophy is now available [HT Paideia]
An interview with Sufan Stevens

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The Reformational daily

This is a daily complied (automatically) from my reformational tweet list. If you tweet and are reformational/ kuyperian let me know and I'll add you to the list. Likewise, if you are on the list and don't want to be let me know and I'll take you off.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Rend Collective Experiment - God is Near LIVE RTE1

Idolatry: romantic love

What is love? Love has become confused with a feeling. The idea of romance and romantic love is a distortion of the biblical idea of love. Love is a laying down of a life, love is obedience, love is commitment. The notion of romantic love seen in many films and in this advert - beautifully constructed and directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet - has become an idol. We measure love by romance, by how we feel.
Gary Thomas has written a great book with a brilliant sub-title: Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to make Us Happy? This exposes the idol of romantic marriage. Marriage isn’t all about being happy - it’s a about laying our lives down for our partners. It doesn’t mean that romance isn’t good. All idolatries take something good and distort it; the partial truth becomes the whole truth. But love can’t survive on romance alone. Marriages need more than just romance. Romance is not a basis for a secure and long-lasting marriage.

The Romantic turn, associated with Wordsworth, Blake and Coleridge, and later Shelley and Keats, was responsible for this elevation of romance. They thought it was a crime - against oneself!- to marry for something other than an emotional love.

As C. S. Lewis’s Screwtape says "They regard the intention of loyalty to a partnership for mutual help, for the preservation of chastity, and for the transmission of life as something lower than a storm of emotion" (p. 72).
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