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Brett Fish is a lover of life, God, tbV [the beautiful Valerie] and owns the world's most famous stuffed dolphin, No_bob (who doesn't bob). He believes that we are all responsible for making the world a significantly better place for everyone.

Some thoughts about Economics and Theology

i mentioned that the other night about thirty of us of various ages, genders and races hung out at The Warehouse in Wetton to discuss Economics and Theology. Wayne Eaves chaired a bit of a conversation between Ashley Visagie and Cobus van Wyngaard and then the floor was opened to questions. Here are some things that i learned or found interesting beyond the History isn't over point i spoke about in my previous post: # [...]

What if history isn’t done?

Last night i was sitting in a room of about thirty people who were diverse in age, gender and race as we took a couple of hours to look a little more deeply into the concepts of Economics and Theology. One comment that someone made sparked some thinking that i had already been doing - she said something about the fact that we assume that history is finished in the sense that the systems and [...]

By | 2017-06-21T10:11:12+00:00 June 21st, 2017|activities, change the world|4 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #TheLieDetectorWentOffWhenI

You may be good at keeping a straight face, but we asked you what kind of statement you would not be able to get away with as we played a game of #TheLieDetectorWentOffWhenI [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it [...]

By | 2017-06-20T17:30:02+00:00 June 20th, 2017|AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|0 Comments

the will of God

What does the will of God mean? Every time i hear the phrase what comes to mind is the question, 'If God dies who gets all His stuff?' But it's probably not that. After all, where would we keep it? i had an interesting interaction around the topic of God's will on Facebook the other day and for clarity's sake thought it wouldn't hurt to write some words on it as to how i see [...]

By | 2017-06-15T10:43:04+00:00 June 15th, 2017|God stuff|0 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #UniqueReasonToBlockSomeone

We know the obvious reasons why you might choose to block someone on the Social Medias... so we thought let's find some out there bizarre unorthodox reasons that people might have for blocking people... yes, that guy... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a [...]

By | 2017-06-13T11:19:06+00:00 June 13th, 2017|activities, AFrikkinHashtag, Hashtag Game, silly things|0 Comments

Give these people [of diversity] the mic!

Celebrating diversity.  This weekend i spent time with some young adults from across the St. Johns parish of six churches that i am part of and some others who were from outside of that as well. It was inspiring, fun, challenging, cold, enlightening and just really an amazing weekend. It was diverse in so many ways which was an absolute highlight. The Davidses The weekend was hosted by a friend of mine, Keegan Davids, who [...]

By | 2017-06-12T10:36:06+00:00 June 12th, 2017|inspire-ations, race vibes, South Africa|0 Comments

Open letter to the Proteas cricket team

Another major tournament, another exit. Traditionally that would be the end of my day and i'd be in an emotional slump for the next couple of hours and quietly sad for the next few days as i try and get over the emotional burden another South African cricket loss places on me. But this time it's different. Because i don't even care. The emotional burden that i do carry is from the fact that i [...]

By | 2017-06-11T19:04:05+00:00 June 11th, 2017|South Africa, sport and games|9 Comments

Would you still plant the seeds if you knew?

What if only some of it matters? You decide you want to try your hand at planting veggies so you prepare a patch in the garden behind your house and you plant four sets of seeds. A professional gardening expert comes over for a meal and you take them out back to show them what you've done. After looking at the setup they tell you that three quarters of your plants are destined to fail. [...]

By | 2017-06-11T14:07:26+00:00 June 9th, 2017|God stuff, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

The revolution is happening [bring hashtags!]

There is a hashtag that reads #NotOnOurWatch - if you've been around for a bit you've probably seen me write it or heard me speak about it. Well as heavy winds rip trees out and strong rains lash Cape Town far and wide, i am hopeful that more and more the movement is starting to take place. My friend Joanne Peers [who is quite a legend when it comes to processing all kinds of issues [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AdviceFromMovieCharacters

If your favourite [or most feared] movie character had some advice for you, what do you think it would be? [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:29:52+00:00 June 5th, 2017|activities, AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game|15 Comments