Reforming the Church, Society and Ourselves

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 Winterskool

2017

Winter School

 

The Winter School of 2017, hosted by the Faculty of Theology of the Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with Communitas, Ekklesia and the Beyers Naudé Centre has come to an end.

The 3 main themes and key note speakers were:

  • Reforming Society: Judge Steven Majiedt, Supreme Court of Appeal
  • Reforming the Church: Dr Ishmael Noko, President of the Inter-faith Action for Peace in Africa
  • Reforming Ourselves: Dr Magaret Blackie, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch University

The photo’s, quotes and video clips here and the larger ones on YouTube (see links below) will tell you the story…

Scroll way down to below to see the group photos of each day’s presenters!

Klankopnames Missionale Konferensie

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Ons was bevoorreg dat die sprekers wat tydens die Missionale Konferensie van 15-16 Mei opgetree het, se toesprake tog opgeneem kon word, en as klank-opnames (‘pod-casts’) van dropbox afgelaai kan word. 

Ons plak graag weer die skakels na die powerpoint-aanbiedings hier:

Ecclesiology in the New Testament – Prof Marius Nel : NT Ecclesiology – Marius Nel

Response from a 21st century unban context – Rev Ralph Afghan: A Missional Re-imagining of the Church – 21st Century – R Afghan

Luther – Rev Felix Meylahn: PP for Luther’s Ecclesiology – Meylahn

Ecclesiology in the Reformation  – Dr Coenie Burger: Missional Ecclesiology_Coenie Burger

Calvin – Prof Robert Vosloo: A Church that looks in the mirror – RR Vosloo

‘Why be church differently?’‘Being church differently: what can and can’t we change?’ and  ‘Handing the church over’ – Dr Michael Moynach: South Africa 2017. Three Lectures – M Moynach

Ecclesial Re-imagination of the missionary movement in Africa? – Prof Klippies Kritzinger: Reimagining mission – Klippies Kritzinger

A Missional Re-imagination of the Church Order – Prof Nelus Niemandt: Kerkorde en missionale kerk Nelus Niemandt

Staatskaping : Verklaring van die SARK

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Gemeentes kan gerus hierdie belangwekkende verklaring van die SARK deel op hulle gemeenteblaaie of ‘n kopie daarvan beskikbaar maak vir gemeentelede om te lees.

Dit is uiters noodsaaklik dat gemeentes ingelig word tov die stem van die ekumeniese kerk oor staatskaping in ons land.

 

State of Capture: Much More Than Corruption

“Our experience had made us acutely aware of the possible dangers of a government that is neither
transparent nor accountable. To this end our Constitution contains several mechanisms to ensure
that government will not be part of the problem” – Nelson Mandela, 1996 –

 

The Power Elite Anchored at the Top

• “If it were up to me and I made the rules, I would ask for six months as a dictator. You would
see wonders, South Africa would be straight. That’s why if you give me six months, and allow Zuma
to be a dictator, you would be amazed. Absolutely. Everything would be straight. Right now to make
a decision you need to consult. You need a resolution, decision, collective petition, Yoh! It’s a
lot of work.”
– President Zuma, July 2016.

7 Ways The President’s Power-Elite Undermines the State

1. Securing control over state wealth, through the capture of state- owned companies by
chronically weakening their governance and operational structures.
2. Securing control over the public service by weeding out skilled professionals.
3. Securing access to rent-seeking opportunities by shaking down regulations to their advantage,
and to the disadvantage of South Africans.
4. Securing control over the country’s fiscal sovereignty.
5. Securing control over strategic procurement opportunities by intentionally weakening key
technical institutions and formal executive processes.
6. Securing a loyal intelligence and security apparatus.
7. Securing parallel governance and decision-making structures that undermine the executive.

Die Verklaring sluit af met die volgende:

#7 of 7: Undermining of Collective Political Institutions in the Executive

There appears to be concerted efforts underway that undermine collective political institutions in
the Executive, including Cabinet. It appears that critical decisions are delegated to handpicked
groups, masked as Inter-Ministerial Committees, that are able to function in an unaccountable
manner. Recent examples include:
• The IMC on Banks (purportedly set up to investigate the regulations and legislation that govern
them, but strangely chaired by Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and set up after the Bank’s closed
the Gupta bank accounts);
• The IMC on Communication, unusually chaired by the President;
• The National Nuclear Energy Co-ordination Committee (NNEECC), as already
stated above, and chaired by President Zuma.
The nature of IMC’s is that in and of themselves they lack transparency, in that they do not report
to Parliament (which individual members of Cabinet are required to do) and they are not formulated
in legislation (as is the case of formal Cabinet Structures).
In essence, we must ask the question whether Cabinet is still able to function as a
forum for honest deliberation on matters of public policy.

Om die hele dokument af te laai, kliek hier: Final MEDIA SACC presentation

 

BAM Cafe Stellenbosch

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AIM South Africa (AIM-ZA) is hosting a BAM Café at the Hofmeyrsaal Foyer in Stellenbosch on Monday 22 May at 9h00.

We would like to expose Christian business & sports people to the opportunities there are to impact the un-reached of Africa with the Gospel and bless their respective communities with their business & entrepreneurial skills. For most of these Creative Access Nations (CANs) , the traditional way of sending cross cultural workers is not possible.

We have invited a consultant to businesses in CAN areas, Walt M, to be the speaker at our first BAM Café. He will explain the concept of Business as Mission and the opportunities for South African Business people in various areas of business like tourism, agriculture, import & export, educational services etc. We do not use full names of the speakers because of the sensitive nature of their work.  For sports people, come and hear how X-fit is being used to reach the un-reached.

Gerhard Pietersen  our new director will host the event.

It is important to RSVP for catering requirements. We don’t want you to miss out on your cup of coffee!

RSVP: Marlene at Marlene.
See the invitation here: Event invite-BAM 2

Together for the Kingdom

Marlene G ( CX mobiliser)

Missonale Konferensie en boekbekendstelling groot sukses

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 A Missional re-Imagining of the Church

 

 

   Ds Danie Mouton, one of the editors, speaking   during the launch of the new book Cultivating Missional Change
   Hier is die “knewel van ‘n boek”soos Lambert Jacobs in sy resensie na die yslike stuk werk verwys het
   Signed by the three editors
   Ds Danie Mouton and dr Nico Simpson, Head of Publications, Bible Media
   The book, the audience and dr Frederick Marais, one of the editors at the podium
   Part of the 145 participants
   Ds Bernard Malherbe, regs, en dr Pieter van der Walt, PSD Navorsing, gesels met Jan Wentzel Amanda van der Westhuizen van Bybel-Media by die boeketafel
 Dr Michael Moynagh  works for the national Fresh Expressions team in the U.K. and specialises in the theology and methodology of new types of church.
  Dr Moynach speaking on “Handing the Church Over”
   Ds Wynand Marc Breytenbach van Durbanville-Bergsig wat as student altyd gehelp het met die elektronika, was weer ‘n voorslag met die rekenaar en powerpoint-aanbiedings tydens die konferensie
To be continued … we’ll upload as it goes!
 Each of the speaker’s speeches will be uploaded as podcasts in the next days.

To download the powerpoint presentations, click on the link:

Ecclesiology in the New Testament – Prof Marius Nel : NT Ecclesiology – Marius Nel

Response from a 21st century unban context – Rev Ralph Afghan: A Missional Re-imagining of the Church – 21st Century – R Afghan

Luther – Rev Felix Meylahn: PP for Luther’s Ecclesiology – Meylahn

Ecclesiology in the Reformation  – Dr Coenie Burger: Missional Ecclesiology_Coenie Burger

Calvin – Prof Robert Vosloo: A Church that looks in the mirror – RR Vosloo

‘Why be church differently?’‘Being church differently: what can and can’t we change?’ and  ‘Handing the church over’ – Dr Michael Moynach: South Africa 2017. Three Lectures – M Moynach

Ecclesial Re-imagination of the missionary movement in Africa? – Prof Klippies Kritzinger: Reimagining mission – Klippies Kritzinger

A Missional Re-imagination of the Church Order – Prof Nelus Niemandt: Kerkorde en missionale kerk Nelus Niemandt

 

Cultivating missional change

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Boekbekendstelling tydens Missionale Konferensie

Cultivating missional change: The future of missional churches and missional theology

Coenie Burger, Frederick Marais en Danie Mouton (redakteurs)

Uitgegee deur Bybelkor, Wellington 2017

438 bladsye

Hierdie boek word bekendgestel tydens die etensuur op Maandag 16 Mei by die Missionale Konferensie wat plaasvind by die Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, aangebied deur Communitas en Ekklesia.

(Lees meer hier: http://communitas.co.za/taakspanne/vbo/konferensies/missionale-konferensie-2/)

Dié knewel van ’n boek is die resultaat van die internasionale missionale konferensie wat op 19-21 Januarie 2015 in Stellenbosch gehou is. Die konferensie het saamgeval met die jaarlikse byeenkoms van die International Consortium for Congregational Studies (ICCS), wat reeds sedert 2003 bestaan.

As jy net die werk van plaaslike kenners wil lees, bevat die boek al genoeg vir jou, want al die voorste stemme op die gebied van missionale kerkwees in Suid-Afrika kom hier aan die woord. Daar is hoofstukke deur Coenie Burger, Nelus Niemandt, Frederick Marais, Jerry Pillay, Danie Mouton en Marius Nel, met gereelde verwysings na die werk van Malan Nel, Jurgens Hendriks, Ian Nell, Stephan Joubert en Jan Nieder-Heitmann.

As jy egter wel wil kyk hoe lyk die sogenaamde “beste praktyke” in kerke van regoor die wêreld is al die groot name hier. Die groot indoena, Patrick Keifert, ander bekendes uit die VSA soos Darrell Guder en Stanley Green van die Mennoniete, kerkleiers uit die Verenigde Koninkryk soos Graham Cray, Nigel Rooms, Mike Harrison en Stuart Burns, uit Duitsland (Michael Herbst), Denemarke (Mogens Mogensen en Hans Raun Iversen) en Nederland (Stefan Paas). En dan is dit nie stowwerige teologie wat hier uitgepak word nie. ’n Mens word bekendgestel aan ware kerkplanters in ’n uiters sekulêre omgewing soos Stefan Paas uit Amsterdam, en die mense wat voorgevat het met die Fresh Expressions-beweging in Engeland. Daar is verwysings na die ondersteuning wat al drie die onlangse aartsbiskoppe van die Church of England, George Carey, Rowan Williams en Justin Welby, aan die nuwe vorme van kerkwees gegee het.

Daar is ’n paar boublokke in die onlangse soeke na ’n missionale kerkwees wat ook in hierdie boek sterk figureer. Een is die werk van Lesslie Newbegin, dan die magistrale werk van ons eie David Bosch onder die veelseggende titel Transforming mission, die talle rigtinggewende publikasies van Patrick Keifert en die keerpuntwerk getiteld Missional church met Darrell Guder as redakteur, wat vanuit die werk van die Gospel and Our Culture Network (GOCN) voortgekom het.

In hierdie boek word al die raakvlakke aangespreek waaroor mense nog onseker was, soos die rol van die Bybelwetenskappe, ekklesiologie, antropologie, die rol van kerkleiding in geloofsonderskeiding, hoe ’n missionale liturgie sou lyk, hoe die teologiese opleiding daar sou moet uitsien om missionale leiers te vorm, en nog vele meer. Jou gemeente hoef nie te sukkel vir jou om hierdie boek op te neem nie. Neem, lees!

(Resensie deur Lambert Jacobs)

 

Winterskool 2017

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 Hervorming van die Kerk,

Samelewing

en Mense

 

Die Winterskool wat jaarliks deur die Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit Stellenbosch, aangebied word, vind vanjaar van Dinsdag 13 Junie tot Donderdag 15 Junie plaas en handel oor die tema Hervorming van die Kerk, Samelewing en Mense.

In die lig van die 500-jarige viering van die Hervorming sal die Winterskool van 2017 kyk na die behoefte aan ‘n deurlopende hervorming van die kerk, samelewing en mense. Die fokus sal wees op wat ons van die Hervorming kan leer, maar ook op besprekings van hoe ons kan voortgaan om nuwe maniere te soek om kerk te wees in ‘n vinnig veranderende samelewing.

Die hoofsprekers is:

  • Dr Ishmael Noko, president van die Inter-geloofsaksie vir Vrede in Afrika,
  • Regter Steven Majiedt, regter van die Hooggeregshof van Appèl en
  • Dr Margaret Blackie, dosent aan die Departement Chemie en Polimeerwetenskap, Universiteit Stellenbosch.

Die hoofsessies sal aangevul word met ‘n wye reeks verwante parallelle sessies.

Let asseblief daarop dat, as gevolg van die ekumeniese aard van die konferensie, Engels die hooftaal van aanbieding sal wees.

Die Winterskool vind plaas by die Fakulteit Teologie, Dorpstraat 171, Stellenbosch.

Die koste beloop R350 vir die volle kursus.

Kliek hier vir die inskrywingsvorm:  WinterSchoolRegistrationForm2017

en hier vir die program:  WinterSchool 2017Winterskool

Die sluitingsdatum vir registrasie is Vrydag 2 Junie 2017.

Navrae:

Helette van der Westhuizen, tel: 021 808 9560; e-pos: hvdwest@sun.ac.za

Divine Robertson, tel: 021 808 2827; e-pos: dr@sun.ac.za

Wilma le Roux, tel: 021 808 3624; e-pos: wler@sun.ac.za

Marita Snyman, tel: 021 808 2538; e-pos: maritasnyman@sun.ac.za