There is a phrase in the Address to the Parents, in our Form for the Baptism of Infants, that we may have overlooked a bit, even though we hear it every time when a child is being baptized. That are the words ‘as soon as he (she) is able to understand‘. What does that mean?… Continue reading As soon as they are able to understand
Lots of stories go around on the internet, on Facebook and other social media, or are being forwarded by email, preferably to all the contacts in your address book. Those articles, which speak about dreadful things government authorities and other organisations are doing, whether it is in the USA or in our own country or… Continue reading Outraged all the time: why Christians can’t be
It is a year ago now that Mr. Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States. A lot has happened in one year. We notice that, still, the mass media are out in full force to vilify Mr. Trump. They do whatever they can to show him as the worst president ever. One… Continue reading The Devil’s Ministry of Propaganda
A recent discussion around the Consistory table revealed that the elders in Smithville are concerned about the ease with which our Young People (and some not so young) strike up a romantic relationship with a person outside the church. As a result of that discussion, the elders have encouraged me to republish a Bit to… Continue reading Dating – who?
Some time back in May, I think it was, those responsible for organizing the graduation event for the Guido Class of 2016 asked me provide the parents’ address to the students. I take the liberty to share the resulting address via this Bit to Read. The ceremony was held last week Saturday, October 1. Mr… Continue reading Nothing but your Best
Notes Nichols, T. “The death of Expertise. The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters”. Oxford University Press. 2017. Dustjacket. Neil Postman in his books “Amusing Ourselves to Death” and “Building a Bridge to the 18th Century” provide a magnificent analysis of the value of the written word over other communication. Murray, D. “The… Continue reading Coping in a Post-fact Age – Notes