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The hospitable heart


The hospitable heart

with Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit

The Bible commands that all people who have a heart for God should also have a heart for hospitality. But what does hospitality look like? Is it an occasional drinks with the next-door neighbours or something more?


Hospitality is a word that conjures up images of wine glasses and silver cutlery. It’s the word for the hotel trade or the type of entertaining that looks good on Instagram: themed dinner parties and pretty hand soaps for the guest toilet.

Yet hospitality is also a word that occurs in the Bible. Famously, Hebrews 13:2 urges, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

But exactly what are we being called to do? Is it an occasional drinks with the next-door neighbours or something more?

Megan Powell du Toit and Michael Jensen talk about who exactly are our neighbours when it comes to hospitality and what it might require of us.

To help the WADR team out, Michael and Megan also talk to Jon Owen who has lived a remarkably hospitable life. And then they sing along with Come From Away, the musical about 7,000 unexpected guests.


Less aggro, more conversation.

Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.

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