JUST A MINUTE: REASON TO CELEBRATE

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by Gustav Krös ‘Celebration’ is not a word that jumps to mind in the current global situation. Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and, in general, it has been a negative experience. Sickness, death, and financial insecurity are certainly not matters to be celebrated, and thus we find ourselves globally in an un-celebratory…

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JUST A MINUTE: MEASURING SUCCESS IN 2021

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by Gustav Krös It does not matter who you are, but I believe it is safe to say 2020 did not turn out the way you expected it would. All of us who had the privilege to live through 2020 encountered a year like no other before it. We all had to cancel meetings, travel…

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JUST A MINUTE: MIRACLE IN THE HIMALAYAS

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by Gustav Krös This past week, the question was asked at our weekly men’s group to share something miraculous that has happened in your life. My mind jumped to a few different occasions, but very quickly settled on my very first mission trip in 2007. It was mid-November, and we were a small group of…

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JUST A MINUTE: THE LORD’S WILL FOR THE US ELECTIONS

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by Gustav Krös The eyes of the world are currently focused on the United States of America, amid their 59th presidential election. The USA – with the world’s largest economy – has long been the global leader to which many other countries look for protection and financial assistance. The world knows that whatever happens in…

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JUST A MINUTE: A SEASON TO CELEBRATE

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by Gustav Krös In South Africa – and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere – 1 September is known as the first day of Spring. All across the world, Spring is associated with new life and new beginnings. In nature, this is unmistakable as trees are sprouting new leaves and many are decorated with the…

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JUST A MINUTE: GOD’S WILL FOR US vs OUR WILL FOR GOD

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by Gustav Krös Sometime last year, I noticed for the first time how in the space of five verses Peter falls from being called ‘the rock’ on which the Lord will build His Church, to being called ‘Satan’ and ‘a stumbling block’. In Matthew 16:16 Peter declares for the first time that Jesus is the…

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JUST A MINUTE: THE NEXT CRISIS

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by Gustav Krös All around the world people are looking forward to ‘lockdowns’ being lifted so that they can return to their normal lives again. We are longing to go back to work, back to school or back to university. We want to visit our friends and family again, go to our favourite restaurant, watch…

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JUST A MINUTE: 20/20 VISION

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by Gustav Krös (new Director) With the year 2020 at hand, it seems fitting to draw on analogies of ‘20/20 vision’ when looking at the year ahead. To begin, what is 20/20 vision? The Oxford Dictionary describes it simply as, “the ability to see perfectly without using glasses or contact lenses”. At INcontext we regularly…

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JUST A MINUTE: QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT AND THE ‘MYSTICAL’ BODY OF CHRIST

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1 Corinthians 12:26: “If one part (of the body) suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.”  In theology, 1 Corinthians 12:26 is referred to as the “mystical body of Christ”.  In quantum physics it is called “quantum entanglement”.  Bear with me, this is not as complicated…

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JUST A MINUTE: WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?

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Who is my neighbour? – By Gustav Krös, incoming director A few months ago, I completed a research questionnaire focussing on urban mission initiatives. With more and more people moving to cities all over the world, the need to rethink mission strategies within in this context is becoming more urgent. One of the questions that was…

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