Articles from Darrel Hofland's Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces 436– The thing about these Sacred Spaces is…

16 September 2014 I can’t believe that this is my 10th year of writing these weekly thoughts. I often wonder who actually reads these. Not always sure my family does. Not always sure if my friends do. But regardless… every now and then… someone comments (or presses like)… And I think: “Oh my word!  I […]

Sacred Spaces 435– Neighbour

9 September 2014 On the weekend, my mom came to visit me for the evening. We decided to have a braai (barbeque) because the weather was good and we just felt like doing that. While we waited for the fire to be hot enough to cook the meat, my neighbour arrived home. My mom and […]

Sacred Spaces 433– Stop giving general answers about God

  26 August 2014   Who is God to you?  This week’s passage is Matthew 16:13-16   “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one […]

Sacred Spaces 432– Hide and Seek

19 August 2014 On Saturday I played hide and seek. We organised a braai (barbeque) with our church’s confirmation group. Near the end of the evening I had this idea to play hide and seek. I had so much fun! I pondered this: Perhaps there is a few things we can learn from the game […]

Sacred Spaces 431– “Sweet Jesus, walking on the water” (Violent Femmes)

12 August 2014 I really do like preaching. It’s an honour to speak on behalf of my God and hopefully bring enlightenment and inspiration to all those that get to hear my little words. So I am going to follow the lectionary* over the next few posts. Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the […]

Sacred Spaces 430– And they said a picture paints a thousand words.

4 August 2014 Part of my job is to put up the words for the Sunday night service. Hmm, doesn’t seem so revolutionary, right? Or perhaps as the timeless adage states: “a picture paints a thousand words” relates to when I put up the words for Sunday nights. Because, you see, I don’t just load […]