Lense op spiritualiteit en kerkwees : die pad vorentoe vir die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA

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dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, J.C. (Jacobus Christiaan)
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-28T09:09:53Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-28T09:09:53Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-10
dc.description.abstract At this point of time the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) is facing the seemingly unsolvable dilemma of not being able to handle diversity in a positive manner. By applying three lenses to the current impasse with regards to the church’s struggle with diversity, this article aims at providing an answer to the question of how to proceed. The first lens addresses the challenge to maintain spiritual health and harmony in the midst of differences and tension in the church. The theory behind systems sensitive leadership as lens serves as the guideline to achieve the necessary spiritual health that the church needs in such challenging times. The second lens explores the inner Christian spiritual path in a both developmental and comprehensive way. Drawing on the work of Paul Smith this lens sets forth the developmental framework by which Christians grow inwardly in their understanding of Jesus and his teachings. The third lens is a view on a practice whereby the validity of intellectual positions, statements, or ideologies could be appraised as an innate quality in any subject. This lens opens a unique perspective which provides not only a new understanding of humanity’s journey in the universe, but also serves as a guide to were we and the whole cosmos are on our personal journeys to become who we could be. The vision that is provided by these three lenses has the capacity not only to serve as guidelines, but also to provide the tools to handle the challenges the church has to face on the road a head. en
dc.description.librarian am2013 en
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dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, J.C., 2013, ‘Lense op spiritualiteit en kerkwees: Die pad vorentoe vir die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA)’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69(1), Art. #1988, 16 pages. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1988 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1988
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32194
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Spiritualiteit en
dc.subject Spirituality en
dc.subject Kerkwees en
dc.subject Being church en
dc.subject Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA) en
dc.subject Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) en
dc.subject.lcsh Reformed Church en
dc.subject.lcsh Mission of the church en
dc.title Lense op spiritualiteit en kerkwees : die pad vorentoe vir die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika (NHKA en
dc.title.alternative Lenses on spirituality and being church; the road ahead for the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) en
dc.type Article en


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