Articles from Darrel Hofland's Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces 535 – The Long God

Last night, I visited the Bicester Methodist Church site. Perhaps, I was feeling nostalgic… I noted that their weekly Curry Night has still been going on over all these years. And that spoke volumes to me. How so? There is still an incredible witness to the local church. When the local church is there for […]

Sacred Spaces 536 – 1 Kings 17

A good ol’ bible study post: Check out this passage from 1 Kings 17: “Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with […]

Sacred Spaces 534 – The Rain King

“I belong in the service of the Queen I belong anywhere but in between She’s been crying, I’ve been thinking And I am the rain king” Counting Crows Those lyrics have nothing to do this with this post. Okay, just the word: rain. I’m not keen on getting in to big theological discussions. (Time could […]

Sacred Spaces 533 – The Scenic Way

During my run this morning I noticed all this traffic on the way to work: (There were more cars than what this picture depicts) These people were taking the scenic route to work. Note: There is another way they could take to get to their workplaces. There is a road that runs parallel to this […]

Sacred Spaces 532 – The community of saints (I still believe)

Wow, it’s been almost three months since I’ve last written a Sacred Space. (Good to be back.) So I work for a great Christian Student Training Centre called PNEUMATIX We are really blessed to have such a diverse range of students. This week, each student go to share their story. How they got here? A […]

Sacred Spaces 529 – Friend of God

Yesterday, in Chapel, we sang an old song “I am a friend of God” (by Israel Houghton – 2004) The simple line of the Chorus: “I am a friend of God” Got me thinking… of the profound theology and philosophy of that statement: If we really lived that out. It would be a healthy and […]

Sacred Spaces 527 – Nahum!

Scripture is full of little gems. No matter how old you are, you can still learn new things. And discover new things too. Part of tour (with my team from Pneumatix) we spend each day in devotion (as a team) where one of the students will share something. Recently one of them shared from Nahum […]