In Durbanville, South Africa, we find ourselves by the grace and sovereign choice of our Lord Jesus Christ living in abundant blessing.

Doctrinally we are (mostly [1]) faithful to the Heidelberg catechism, Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt.

Distinctively, we have church in homes. We love big families brim full of the great blessings of God, that is children and churches full of the same. We believe in beneficent patriarchal models of church and home, where the husband is the head of the family to the good blessing of the church and family (and society), and the elders are the shepherds of the church to good blessing of the church and families.

Somewhat less distinctively: we also hold with long flowing beards for men (more especially in these abominably androgynous times), but lamentably we don’t seem to be blessed with the necessary wherewithal to producing a beard befitting the patriarchs of old… God have mercy on us and grant us that one day we might be able to tuck our beards into our belts before charging into battle!

[1] Briefly we differ on ecclesiastical points and infant baptism and are not sabbaterian although we love the sabbath.

2 Responses to About

  1. Rob Clow says:

    Hello from the United States, more specifically Dallas, TX.

    I stumbled onto your site while trying to pull up research/commentary on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s poem “Who Am I”. I have been trying to find material on the disposition paradox a Christian experiences in his relationship with God and with fellow men. Any suggestions?

    Love the site, love the quotes!!!

    May God bless you with the guidance of the Holy Spirit,


  2. Hi Rob
    Well met! That is a great topic, and if I was researching Bonhoeffer I would turn to the writings of John de Gruchy having heard him speak locally in Cape Town once… but I don’t know him personally, nor do I have contact details to refer you.

    I really am not able to suggest other examples though, haven’t had much think time to consider it. Blessings in your research.

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