Predetermination and the question of free will
Predetermination and the question of free will
Several places in the Bible gives the impression that God has predetermined some people for salvation. But what then becomes of the free will? And if some are predetermined for salvation, must others be predetermined for damnation? What does the Bible really teach about these difficult questions?

By Jan Holm Mortensen, priest, MA in theology

What does Christian faith have to do with the climate and my spending habits?
What does Christian faith have to do with the climate and my spending habits?
One of the places I most clearly notice God’s presence is in the nature. In the vast deserted landscape where God’s holiness and grandeur emerge. Or in those amazing details where the creativity and carefulness of God’s being is overwhelming. My Christian faith and nature are there for closely linked together. As they are through the Biblical narrative. So what do I, who is a Christian, do when everything around me indicates that the relation between humans and nature are separating? What do we do when everything indicates that we overuse and over exploit creation? What is the theological fundament for a Christian view on nature? Why is nature, materiality and textuality so crucial to understand the gospel?

By Kristian Kappel, KFS-staff in Eastern Denmark, MA in theology

Hospitality
Hospitality
Is hospitality only something related to family and friends or does it go further? How can we be hospitable both as individual people and as a country? Why is hospitality important – both for our neighbor and ourselves? How do we meet people whom we do not know?

The seminar will have its starting point in personal experiences from cultural meetings both in Denmark and abroad and from reflections about why hospitality is important and how other cultures show hospitality and how we do and do not do it in Denmark.

By Louise Kiilerich Breindahl, Missionary and cross-cultural consultant, Indre Mission. Educated 3K’er – Christianity, Culture and Communication

Spiritual Leadership
Spiritual Leadership
All leadership contains the possibility to lead astray. Because of that leadership is a huge responsibility. The Bible contains several role models and principles of a healthy leadership. It focuses on our character and on our godly relationship as premise for a healthy leadership. Together we will explore this.

By Robert Bladt, priest and a principal at Børkop Højskole. Former general secretary of KFS.

Worship leadership
Worship leadership
… and zero persons showed up. Because what is worship leadership exactly? But hey, hey, hey. You there … with the bass! Come! This is for you!

This seminar is for you who are leading worship with your voice and for you who are leading worship with an instrument. And yes, you are leading worship even if you are not saying anything into a microphone… we will speak more about that! And we are going to investigate what worship leadership is about. And then I will try to send a couple of tips and a handful of reflection points home with you which I hope will encourage you very much!

And… even if you do not play music or lead worship, you are very MUCH welcome – I just cannot guarantee that there will not be moments of geeking out… hehe.

By David Høeg Kristoffersen, Musical consultant in Indre Mission

Gymnasium life – be who you are!
Gymnasium life – be who you are!
You are in gymnasium with everything that entails. This is where God has put you. As you are: you are his! He is with you. Do you know that? Are you convinced that the cool life is to choose him? In the conversations in class or in the middle of a gymnasium party as well? Do you know that God can use all these challenges, questions, temptations, defeats, and victories that you come across to create more trust for him in you?

That is what we are going to talk about. We are going to talk about concrete challenges of attending gymnasium and what you as a Christian can contribute with by being who you are!

Elisabeth Thomsen (graduated from Aabenraa Statsskole in 2017) participates. She will share honestly about her experiences of partying, friendships, alcohol and God during her years at the gymnasium.

By Christina Damgaard Nielsen, KFS-staff in West and Southern Jutland.

As if God doesn’t exist
As if God doesn’t exist
“You Christians in Northern Europe are more secularized than you are aware.” 7-8 years ago I heard that statement and have been pondering it ever since. How secularized are we really? Is society to blame or is it the Christians themselves who have removed God from everyday life and placed him in the church building. And what happens with our faith if we practically live as if God doesn’t exist? Come and take part in the conversation.

By Lisa Rom Boye. MA and job seeker.

Moral grey areas
Moral grey areas
The Bible has a long line of clear commands – for instance the Ten Commandments – they are given to us by God for us to live by. At the same time there can be situations where we as Christians must choose between two evils: Must you never lie even if it hurts another person to tell the truth? Do the Bible have anything to say about it? Furthermore, there are problems that the Bible have never said anything definitively about; how much alcohol can I drink? Are there some movies that I’m not allowed to watch? These situations can be difficult to navigate in.

In this seminar we will take a closer look at the Christian ethic, the role of the conscience, and the consideration for the weak in faith. With that starting point we will have a joint discussion about how we in companionship can become better at navigating these moral grey areas without compromising each other or hurt our faith.

PS: No, there are no simple and final answers…

By Lars Jensen. Study theology at Danish Bible Institute. Informations assistant at Norea Mediemission.

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