Welcome home

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- It has been a long journey, dusty roads, no real rest, the environment not familiar, not even inviting, but exhausting because too few moments of lighting up, of light-hearted joy and playfulness. Prognoses often were grim and if not you could never be sure how... Continue Reading →

Let’s go camping!

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- On my birthday in February, I got one of those presents that puts one into the position of feeling forced to manufacture a more or less genuine-looking smile and sort-of-excited exclamation of ‘Thank you!’. The gift was a weekend trip to a Christian women’s camping... Continue Reading →

Childhood

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- God is our heavenly Father. We are all children of God. We are all God’s family. Together, these declarations are an amazing way to frame our relationship with God and with each other. We look at ourselves as children of God, and each other as... Continue Reading →

Do you know me?

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- This weekend was mother’s day and we heard about the great characteristics of a good mother which many of us looking back can fortunately see and be thankful for. One of the characteristics was that mothers truly know you. They know you in and out,... Continue Reading →

In times like these…

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- We just entered Advent, Vinod and his family arrived in Freiburg ready to enter a new chapter in their and our lives, Germany’s government is in transition, and SARS CoV2 is still around and with the new variant we are eagerly awaiting the next decisions... Continue Reading →

In the beginning is the Word

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- In my teaching and research, a certain issue about knowledge comes up frequently. ‘Perspectivity’ pervades the study of literature, history, philosophy, and even law. Concern for the ‘the dangers of a single story’, history being ‘written by the winners’, ‘epistemic privilege’, and ‘the length of... Continue Reading →

Reaching out – even now!

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- On Sunday our reading in Hebrews ended with this verse: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.Hebrews 10:24-25 Intimes like these... Continue Reading →

Grace

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Skimming through next Sunday’s readings in order to prepare this meditation I did not choose:Philippians 3:4b-14 Maybe I would find a good topic in an Augustine quote? Surfing the internet I read the following: “Now there was, no doubt, a decided merit in the Apostle... Continue Reading →

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