M2M Issue 1, June 1992 p.10
I trust that this newsletter on a Christian worldview will serve as a catalyst to bring reality back to our faith, that will inspire us to responsible, effective, Reformational Christianity.
I feel old and bedraggled and I am desperately trying to embrace the euphemistic "New" South Africa. I have been a sculptor for some 15 years only by God's grace, latterly manifested through Istine's love and support (patronage!)
Partly through circumstances and partly due to (sometimes extreme) dissatisfaction, we have moved through several churches. We are currently worshipping at the Free Methodist Church in Pietermaritzburg, where we now live.
In 1978, after much soul-searching and with a devastated psyche, I became a "born-again" Christian in the Durban based Invisible Church. As an act of obedience, I was baptized in the sea, adjacent to Addington Beach (with hundreds of pagan sun-worshipers looking on!) On Sunday, 29 Dec 1985, after a celebratory breakfast with close friends and my pastor, I married Istine Rodseth.
Due to my parents' dissatisfaction with the DRC, I was confirmed in the Methodist Church (1965). It was a short-lived spiritual experience, and after much transgression of "Methodism", I found myself stranded in the "world". (Strangely enough, through all my waywardness, I could only bring one Scripture to mind, that I had learnt at catechism: John 3:16 For God so loved the world...")
I was born in Durban on the 10th of April 1952 and was, as a matter of course, christened in the Dutch Reformed Church. I experienced the demise of the Union of South Africa at the age of nine, having ushered in the Republic by waving a token flag and wearing a commemorative medallion - oh yes, we were all sent home from school early that day.