Entries by CCNA

Watch and Pray

Watch and Pray It is a well-known phenomenon that some events are so huge, so overwhelming, that they exceed our comprehension.  We don’t see them coming, until we are placed before accomplished facts.  Sometimes we don’t want to see them at all, and act as if nothing is the matter.  Think of the two world […]

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100 Years -The Christian Community – CG 2022 becomes LOGOS

CG 2022 becomes LOGOS The planning team for the “100 Years The Christian Community” festival is sending this e-mail to all priests, coordinators, and to our correspondents and friends. Dear members and friends of the Christian Community, As usual, you may find the current multilingual newsletters for our festival “100 Years TheChristian Community” at https://cg-2022.org/wp/index.php/filedownload/. In these days, we appreciate the homily of Bastiaan Baan: https://www.thechristiancommunity.org/blog/second-coming-far-or-near : The greatest closeness is: being […]

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Second Coming – Far or Near

Second Coming – Far or Near? In a world of estrangement, the concepts of nearness and distance are no longer unequivocal.  Is someone near because he happens to sit next to me?  Some people may live together for years and experience nothing but loneliness, as if they were miles away from each other in their […]

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Awaiting–Waiting–Expecting

Awaiting – Waiting – Expecting Waiting and watching—that is the characteristic position of the human being who observes the world around him without doing anything himself. It is the attitude of the modern person who watches events around him from a distance: “Wait and see.” Most of the time, this expression means that we are […]

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World-Calm

World-Calm At the time of Advent, words are spoken at the altar that sound as an echo of the past.  It seems as if these words no longer fit in our hectic world.  What are we to make of the expression the world-calm around us?  Where can that calm still be found? When we listen […]

Priest Child Education Fund

Our priest families are supported through the freely given donations of their congregational members that cover the basics of housing, food, utilities, transportation, health care, etc.  One key expense that is not typically included in the priest support is the cost of educating their children.  North American congregations have helped to raise money for the […]

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Be Mindful of the Breaks….

Be Mindful of the Breaks… In the Apocalypse, which describes a world in downfall, there are sometimes sudden moments of calm.  A power that is stronger than all destruction brings the storm of annihilation to a standstill.  As a spectator, you have just a moment to catch your breath before the irrevocable demise of the […]

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Wealth and Poverty (Rev. 3: 14-22)

Poverty and Wealth (Rev.3:14-22) A well-known theologian of the 20th century once said: “God feeds us with hunger and quenches us with thirst.”  That is an eloquent and partly true saying, but this truth is usually overshadowed by another reality: we suppress our spiritual hunger with all that chains us to the earth.  And we […]

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You have the name of being alive…(Rev. 3:1)

You Have the Name of Being Alive… (Rev. 3:1) When we are tired after a busy workday and look back on what we have done, we are likely to feel the heavy burden of all the obligations we had to fulfill.  That is because our pace of life does not allow us to stand still.  […]