Today in the morning a wonderful sunrise and some time for a walk through the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund and climbing up to the hill Aksla with a wonderful view up to the Alps of Sunnmøre. „Overnight to Ålesund and Molde“ weiterlesen
Starting today in Bergen with Hurtigruten – Norwegian freight and passenger shipping service along Norway‘s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. „On our way to the far north …“ weiterlesen
On my last day in India – nearly two weeks back now – I could visit the United Theological College (UTC) in Bangalore meeting the Principal Vasantha Rao and being part of the ceremony “Turning the Sod” for the new women’s research center. This new project is very much supported by the Baden Church (EKiBa), the Association of Mission Societies Hamburg (EMW) and my own Church.
Under this theme the 36th Session of the Synod of the Church of South India was opened yesterday. It began with an Worship Service with an inspiring liturgy and I was asked to give a Bible study on the theme “Towards a Koinonia of Love & Equality. „Towards a Koinonia of Love and Equality“ weiterlesen
Since the communal riots in the Old City of Hyderabad 1990 and 1992 with hundreds of killed men and women Henry Martyn Institute is working for peace and reconciliation between people of different faiths and cultures. Always when I’m coming to the Institute and have the chance to visit their projects I’m deeply touched by the commitment of the Hindu and Muslim ladies working together in the Amman Shanti Community Centers. „Peace between the religious communities“ weiterlesen
On my way to the Henry Martyn Institute in Hyderabad and the Synod of the Church of South India in Trichi a short stopover in Mumbai. Some impressions … „Stopover in Mumbai“ weiterlesen
„Josef tat, wie ihm der Engel des Herrn befohlen hatte …“ (Matthäus 1,24)
„Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him …” (Matthew 1:24)
Die Geburt Jesu wird in den Evangelien unter anderem als die Zuwendung des Schöpfers zu dieser Welt beschrieben. In ihm sind wir gemacht worden. Das Geschehen an Weihnachten ist damit die biblische Bekräftigung von Gottes Liebe für die Welt; für die GANZE Welt.
The birth of Jesus is described in the gospels among other things as the Creator’s devotion to this world. In him we were made. The event of Christmas is thus the biblical affirmation of God’s love for the world; for the WHOLE world.
Gesegnete Weihnachten und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr!
Blessed Christmas and a good start into the new year!
Ihr / Euer / Yours Detlev Knoche