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When church, christianity and christians let you down…

Have you taken a moment away from church, christianity, and religion to simply focus for a moment on Jesus? Pandemic time, and i would probably add American election time, has been a hard one for christians.  How do you continue to follow God when the world is on fire? When church leaders around the world are being exposed for secret, often devastating sins? When churches fight tooth and nail to keep Sunday meetings happening [...]

By |2021-02-01T09:43:51+02:00Feb 1st, 2021|bible things, change the world, church, God stuff|1 Comment

GUEST POST: Contradiction in the White Church’s Approach to Unity in Diversity

How are things looking with regards to church diversity in South Africa? Meet Ben Ker, who has some thoughts around the church and their approach to unity in diversity. i am letting him use my space today to share some of those with you and he would love some engagement around them so please consider sharing some feedback: The Context In recent decades there has been a strong reaction against apartheid ideology in white [...]

How to pick leaders with bruised or scabby knees

This has been a week of observing leaders fighting it out in the US elections. All eyes were on America to see if the people would choose Unity over Divisiveness and Humanity over Malignant and Destructive Narcissism [SPOILER ALERT: Over 70 million people still voted for Donald Trump!] while lamenting the fact that in a country of more than 3 hundred million people the choice came down to one of these two flawed individuals. [...]

Forget potatoes, i want Faith like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This week i was super inspired and encouraged by a clip of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez i don't like to put people on pedestals. People will always let you down. For me, the only person i ever raise as the standard is Jesus Christ. And as much as my faith and religion have taken a bit of a beating these past few years [ironically as i started focusing more on matter of Justice and particularly race] [...]

By |2021-01-23T10:15:57+02:00Oct 14th, 2020|God stuff, inspire-ations, Justice, Justice issues|0 Comments

Stones, tables and bread.

Sometimes Jesus threw things and sometimes He didn't.  As someone who tries to live a life that follows Jesus, i need to spend some time figuring this out so i can get it right. The fortunate thing is that it actually seems quite straightforward. When it had to do with systems and structures and people oppressing the poor and marginalised, Jesus threw tables. In moments of vulnerability and shame and the judgement of the [...]

By |2021-01-23T18:30:47+02:00Aug 28th, 2020|God stuff, inspire-ations, Justice|0 Comments

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 |2021-01-24T08:36:28+02:00Jun 28th, 2020|church, God stuff, Justice, Justice issues|0 Comments

What does Jesus have to do with Justice?

They don't like swearing in the church! Well, not in a lot of churches in i know. And i'm not talking about the 'F' word either. i am talking about the 'S' word. Saying that can get you into a LOT of trouble. That's right, while 'Fund-raising' is a perfectly acceptable - some might say 'Holy' - term, and can happen through a variety of methods such as tithes and offerings or even a [...]

By |2021-02-01T11:12:43+02:00Jun 15th, 2020|God stuff, Justice, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where would Jesus stand on #BlackLivesMatter?

Where would Jesus stand on the #BlackLivesMatter movement? When you think about Jesus, the gut screams that He was an All Lives Matter kind of guy right? Absolutely. If anyone would have advocated that All Lives Matter it would have been Jesus. And you know who else believes that All Lives Matter? Pretty much everyone in the Black Lives Matter movement. But let's take a closer look. Back in Genesis we read that we [...]

By |2021-02-01T11:14:04+02:00Jun 14th, 2020|church, God stuff, Justice, 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: [...]

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