A Loving Lord

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, When reading through the letters that Jesus dictates to John for the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 one can be left with an uneasy feeling. Jesus sends messages to the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea – and

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Seeing is Believing

Dear Members and Friends of IBCZ, The struggle to face a new reality can be tremendous. Some downright reject it, or react to a new situation by falling into coping mechanisms. These give them a form of comfort – like relaxation practices or physical activities. Although some of them can

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What is Your Name

Last Sunday we explored the relevance of names in scripture – in general, and with regards to the life of Jacob in particular. A name tends to signify and refer to the personhood of its bearer and as such it is much more than just a way to address someone.

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Kingdom Kids

The email sent by the leadership of the after-school care center of our daughter informed my wife and I that they plan to ‘celebrate’ Halloween with various activities. The children would not just have one but multiple events to look forward to, incl. a little tour around the neighborhood for

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The only way?

While atheism seems to be an increasingly popular world-view in our western societies, many people still seek some form of spirituality. However, that doesn’t mean that religion is the hot topic on the street being curiously and openly discussed. Instead, while it is still fine to debate religions like Islam

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