Category Archives: From Africa

Griechische Bibeln nach Tansania

Gestern bekam ich von Heinrich Harms die gute Nachricht, dass fünfunddreißig Kopien des Neuen Testamentes in Griechisch für das kl. Seminar in Kidugala (Tansania) an die Empfänger im alten deutschen Ost-Afrika abgefertigt worden sind. Darum nun ein herzlicher Dank an die Senioren … Continue reading

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Weber memories in Murrayfield 2017

Looking back at 2017 recalls old Moses’s reminder: “Our years quickly pass and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10) We’ll remember my father’s blessed passing just a day after my birthday even as we miss his booming laughter and easy smile … Continue reading

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Kwaheri, my geliefde

Somewhere – it might have been the “Rapport” or “Beeld” this biography[1] of Dutch Reformed (“Hervormd” – NHK)[2] missionaries, pastors and their families was reviewed and I ordered a copy. It’s been in my shelf for quite a while, until … Continue reading

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Applying for a licence… (2003)

In 2003 I applied for a licence to own a shotgun. Part of the application was a biography of the applicant to describe his proficiency with the shotgun, hunting ethics and the like. This is was I wrote then: 2003 Application … Continue reading

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Matins in the morning: Lk.19,1-10

Here is my sermon this morning on our Lord IX visiting Zaccheus based on St.Luke’s gospel chapter 19,1-10: 

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Review: Learning Zulu

Mark Sanders: Learning Zulu. A secret history of language in South Africa. Wits University Press 2016. This is a book, good to read and most informative – not just teachers of language – and not only because it was my … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday again in Murrayfield and elsewhere I presume.

What a fabulous week! Perhaps that explains, why so many people were at the farmer’s market this morning. I even ran into several families & couples from St.Paul’s Lutheran Church: Gevers, Wundram, Roos etc. Normally I count myself lucky if … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday in Murrayfield and elsewhere too I guess …

Well, it’s that time of the year again as the Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) has 2 eggs in its nest. The Clivias (Amaryllidaceae) are budding if not flowering already. The Implala Lily (Adenium Obesum) is in full bloom as are … Continue reading

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Well, it’s Saturday …

The temperature is rising. We’re above 25 degrees centigrade some  days already and it’s promising to be a hot and dry spring by the looks of it. Water conservation is on the cards and we’ve got a long way to … Continue reading

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Kommentaar op RSG

My favourite program on Sunday nights – politics in a nutshell. This time I thought, I had missed it, because I was at my brothers place celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday. Well, the program is actually available as MP3 and in … Continue reading

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