John van de Laar

John van de Laar, song writer, South Africa

John van de Laar — EvoFaith founder, South Africa

John van de Laar is a liturgist with 40 years of experience in a wide variety of church, community, and musical settings.  He created and edits the website Sacredise which provides ‘theologically deep and experientially inspiring’ worship resources and training for progressive churches.  As a minister of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, John served […]

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Where is the Love? — John van de Laar, South Africa

Where is the love? Prayer of confession and intercession When we treat our faith as nothing more than a self-help system and you, God, as simply a cure for whatever ails us, Where is the love? When we use the gifts our planet gives us with little care for our wastefulness and destruction, Where is […]

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Wild God, talking to Jesus – John van de Laar, South Africa

Wild God – words to Jesus It seems to us that things would be much easier if you would just do what we ask, Jesus, If you were more compliant and co-operative, more flexible and adaptable, more open to follow agendas other than your own. But frustratingly, you refuse to be tamed, Jesus. You won’t […]

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Call of Compassion — John van de Laar, South Africa

If we’re honest, compassion does not come easy to us, God; We see others who struggle; those without homes, or food; those dying from curable diseases, simply because they can’t get access to the medicine they need; those who have lost loved ones through death or circumstance, and long for human companionship; those who are […]

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Divine Lover — John van de Laar, South Africa

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.  —Isaiah 49:15-16a O Divine Lover, How relentless You are in drawing our attention to Your devotion […]

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