Category Archives: Gedankensplitter

Rogue Lawyer (John Grisham)

I’ve confessed before, that I like reading John Grisham. Travelling for a few hours on Kenya Air and without a workable loudspeaker (I wanted to watch the film “Bucketlist” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman ), I somewhat grudgingly scanned … 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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Pianos, trumpets & marmite sandwiches

  That’s definitely one of the privileges of being a pastor’s and missionary’s kid: Sitting at table with pastors, teachers, bishops and other friends of the holy Christian church. One of these friends was Onkel Siegfried Karl Hermann Damaske  (*25.5.1932 … Continue reading

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A change is as good as a holiday, they say.

I still remember going to the KNP with part of my in-laws large family. They were 9 kids too like us back home. Back then in the late eighties we had such a good time in Skukuza and surrounds, that … Continue reading

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A day in paradise lost…

My clock strikes 2 beats more than it’s supposed to. Perhaps it’s trying to tell me something. Perhaps it’s already later in the day, than I assumed. Even as the terrible news of Otto Warmbier sinks in, the catastrophes of … Continue reading

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People big and small

Tis a blissful autumn day in our capital. People are going about their early morning business without too much care on their faces. Two little girls were paying for their sausage-rolls at my egg-vendor. Smaller than my nieces Andile and … Continue reading

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Rex Christe, factor omnium

Christe, du Schöpfer aller Welt, du König, der die Gläub’gen hält, weil unser Bitten dir gefällt, nimm unser Loblied an, o Held. Kein Maß hat deine Gnad gekannt, hat in Geduld mit starker Hand durch Leid am Kreuz gelöst das … Continue reading

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Prayer on Friday morning..

Basil of Caesarea teaches to pray like this: “Remember, O Lord, this congregation present, and those who are absent with good cause; have mercy upon them, and upon us, accourding to the multitude of thy loving-kindness; fill their garners with … Continue reading

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Called to be shepherds

“To have a cure of souls … is the highest task to which any minister (servant) can be called. To stand in the pulpit on Sunday and see the eager and expectant faces of the people turned toward you, and … Continue reading

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Busyness and prayer

“That mighty preacher, Thomas Chalmers, was once pondering over why, in spite of all his efforts and enormous popularity, there was not more spiritual outcome to show for it all, and came to this conclusion that he was trusting to … Continue reading

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