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Brett Fish St John’s Preach: Scripture in Context…

How do we use Scripture in context to make sense of the world today? This morning i was given the opportunity to do the preach for St John's Anglican church in Wynberg. Which you can listen to over here. with the rest of the service! But since i had to write it out for some of the members who can't tune in, i thought it might be helpful to some of you if i [...]

By |2020-06-28T12:02:25+02:00Jun 28th, 2020|church, God stuff, Justice issues|0 Comments

Open letter to a hurting man

Dear Johan, That's not your real name. i'm pretty sure it isn't. Your comments don't strike me as the kind that would come from someone who uses their real name. And the email address is definitely not real. You logged into your computer and you clicked on a link that took you to my blog post and you scrolled down to the comments and with some amount of glee i imagine, you shared a [...]

Demonic art or demonic heART?

Art has caused a big stir this week. The question we need to perhaps ask is: Demonic art or Demonic Heart? when it comes to a Grantleigh Curro school matric pupil's art display... In the light of Artgate, i thought it might be helpful to collate a number of the posts i have shared about this, mostly from friends of mine, to hopefully help us think about the whole thing a little more clearly: [...]

40 Tips for Christians: The Summary

Do you love Jesus? Are you trying to follow Him? i recently compiled a list of 40 tips on some different ways you can be a better disciple. This list is a summary of those tips with a brief explanation of each one, but if you click on each tip it will take you to longer version so you can read a little more deeply. Would love to hear which of these you found [...]

By |2019-05-07T09:07:10+02:00May 6th, 2019|40 Tips, church, God stuff|0 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tips #36-40

The final five tips in our #4oTipsForChristFollowers series and there are some really good ones here: #36 Do something for the least of these. In Matthew 25 Jesus gives us this beautiful and terrifying parable of a time of judgement to come where the King stands before two distinct groups of people, categorised in the story as sheep and goats. 'Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are [...]

By |2019-05-04T12:29:24+02:00May 4th, 2019|40 Tips, church, God stuff|2 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tip #31-35

Here are the next five tips in a series of 40 tips for people wanting to follow Jesus better...#31 Be different.Or as Peter Storey put it the other day, 'Be different. If we aren't different, we have nothing to offer the world.'One of the easiest ways to discover that you are failing is if you look just like everyone else who doesn't share your faith [sadly, with a lukewarm compromising church the same can often [...]

By |2019-04-29T12:55:23+02:00Apr 29th, 2019|40 Tips, church, God stuff, positive ideas for change|0 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tip #26-30

#26 Don't throw babies out with bathwater. In fact, maybe just don't throw babies at all. That's probably a healthy starting point. i had a conversation with a friend today about Easter and how some people are refusing to celebrate it at all because of how it has been taken over by the world or by people who celebrate a particular aspect of Jesus [seen as purely saving your sins and making a way [...]

By |2019-04-29T12:58:22+02:00Apr 24th, 2019|40 Tips, bible things, church, God stuff|0 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tip #21-25

#21 Trust God without a backup plan. Sho, this is a tricky one, because it might seem to contradict Tip #4 which was about reconnecting your brain [Love God with all your mind!] and all i can say is that sometimes we have to hold seemingly contradictory ideas in tension. The best example of this has to be in 2 Kings 4 where Elisha is confronted by the death of a child [whose birth [...]

By |2019-04-24T11:05:04+02:00Apr 19th, 2019|40 Tips, church, God stuff|0 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tip #16-20

#16 Stop putting people on pedestals. The reason i prefer to call myself a Jesus follower than a christian is because it reminds me that i need to be following Jesus. [the title really doesn't matter, but how we live our lives completely does!] i have been inspired by many other Christ followers [with Keith Green and his story in the book 'No Compromise' one of the most influential, but more recently people like [...]

By |2019-04-19T10:55:34+02:00Apr 12th, 2019|40 Tips, church, God stuff, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

Luke: What i see

i have just started my video series on the Gospel of Luke in the Bible. This is something i have been wanting to do for a long time but technology was holding me back and thanks to a Horsedawg called David Barta i am back up and running and this long-awaited series is finally happening. Years ago i ran a series where i slowly worked my way through Mark in the Bible and shared [...]

By |2019-04-09T14:56:38+02:00Apr 9th, 2019|bible things, church, God stuff, what i am reading|0 Comments
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