Alexander F. Venter https://alexanderventer.com Live a life of love just as Jesus loved us... Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:05:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i0.wp.com/alexanderventer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/alexanderventer-icon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Alexander F. Venter https://alexanderventer.com 32 32 48005824 Guidance in Leading A Kingdom Response to Corona https://alexanderventer.com/guidance-leading-kingdom-response-to-corona/ https://alexanderventer.com/guidance-leading-kingdom-response-to-corona/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:01:34 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=19109 I was asked this week to share thoughts on giving leadership in response to the corona pandemic. Pastors and spiritual leaders carry a particular responsibility before God to guide churches, and society in general, with a godly response. How do we think about this crisis, and what do we do? Note that this is from […]

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Echoing Silence: God’s One Word https://alexanderventer.com/echoing-silence-gods-one-word/ https://alexanderventer.com/echoing-silence-gods-one-word/#respond Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:53:52 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=17987 What intimate companionship with God while driving home yesterday. Four hours of solitude and silence. This ‘Creedal Meditation’ poem is an echo of that silence. Echoing Silence:  God’s One Word From Eternity to EternityInfinite SilenceImpenetrable MysteryFather, Son and SpiritTrinitarian CommunityOne GodBy Breath SpeaksOne Word LOVE The Echo of SilenceThe Eternal WordThe Living WordThe Incarnate Word […]

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Repentant Reflections on Jean Vanier https://alexanderventer.com/repentant-reflections-on-jean-vanier/ https://alexanderventer.com/repentant-reflections-on-jean-vanier/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:17:32 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=17655 For those who know (of) Jean Vanier, the recent disclosures by six women of his alleged sexual relationship with them, is profoundly distressing, to say the least. For those who don’t know of him, it might not be a big issue. It is, however, a HUGE issue. Especially for the women. And sadly, once again, […]

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Is God on our side? Does God take sides? https://alexanderventer.com/is-god-on-our-side/ https://alexanderventer.com/is-god-on-our-side/#respond Fri, 07 Feb 2020 10:10:48 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=16778 Meditation on Joshua 5:13-15 (New International Version) Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”“Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army […]

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Reflection on Significant Personal Shifts 2019/2020 https://alexanderventer.com/reflection-on-significant-personal-shifts-2019-2020/ https://alexanderventer.com/reflection-on-significant-personal-shifts-2019-2020/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2019 06:11:51 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=14900 In January I decided to start a long slow journey to meditatively read the Bible cover to cover. This morning, 30 December 2019, I finished Deuteronomy. The end of Torah/Pentateuch, the five Books of Moses. It’s been rich! I enter 2020 reading the next book in the Bible, Joshua, going into ‘The Promised Land’. How […]

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UK Ministry Report & Observations https://alexanderventer.com/uk-ministry-report-observations/ https://alexanderventer.com/uk-ministry-report-observations/#respond Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:48:54 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=10389 I had a great ministry trip to Vineyard Churches in the UK. Here is my brief report with some observations and comments of what I feel God is doing and saying

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TRUTH OR LIES – WHAT’S THE COST? https://alexanderventer.com/truth-or-lies-whats-the-cost-alexander-venter/ https://alexanderventer.com/truth-or-lies-whats-the-cost-alexander-venter/#respond Sat, 29 Jun 2019 09:30:39 +0000 https://alexanderventer.com/?p=3660 I watched the Chernobyl series of 5 episodes and was deeply struck by the words of the  courageous Russian nuclear scientist Valery Legasov, “As scientists we are naive.  We are so focused on our search for truth we fail to consider how few actually want us to find it.  Truth is always there whether we […]

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