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It was Brett Fish in the Study with the Theological Text Book

Monday mid morning i received a whatsapp message from my wife, tbV: How quickly can you make it to Wynberg by train? The answer, as it turned out, was pretty quickly... within forty five minutes she was picking me up and dropping me at The Warehouse where she offices. Within about another thirty, lunch break was over and i found myself studying as part of the LUT group. i'm not gonna lie, i just had to [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|activities, inspire-ations, life|0 Comments

Dominate this week in 3 easy steps.

May this be a week where we seek to listen more, be slower in reply and hungry for increased knowledge over being right. LISTEN MORE BE SLOW TO REPLY INCREASED KNOWLEDGE OVER BEING RIGHT Let's see what this week might look like as we put those three into practice... Have a great one love brett fish

By | May 15th, 2017|inspire-ations|13 Comments

Fasting alcohol: the 5 months in report

In January i shared a piece about my decision to stay away from alcohol in 2017. This week i was reminded about it when my friend Megan posted something on Facebook about her having stopped drinking for six months, whereas i have just hit five. Hers was less specific i think and generally she has been adopting a more healthy lifestyle. THE STORY SO FAR For the most part it's been pretty easy. i don't [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|activities, inspire-ations|0 Comments

A different kind of peace

Some more thoughts that jumped out at me as i was reading 'Chasing Francis' recently. Firstly, if you have never read the peace prayer of Francis of Assisi, this thing is so flippin powerful. Imagine if every day, all of us started off our days by honestly praying this and then looking for it to determine the kind of day we have: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me [...]

i found Jesus [He was in Durban!]

Just to be clear, that's not Jesus in the picture, it's my friend Rudzani Thangoane. i met him in Durban too. Sho, it would take too many words to do our recent KZN trip any justice, but let me try a few. That was definitely the highlight two week period of 2017 for me so far, and so Cape Town you had better work your magic quickly cos i am feeling strongly pulled in that direction [...]

Chasing Francis: On Artists, Forgiveness and a Communal Faith

i already shared some glimpses into the book 'Chasing Francis' that i am busy reading and absolutely loving. i have a lot of pieces of paper sticking out of a lot of pages, so i thought i would have to do a follow up, with the main focus being GET A HOLD OF THIS BOOK... this is simple a trailer, but the whole book chewed on as a meal is what you really want. = [...]

Deep Dive your way to deeper relationship.

Last night we hosted our second Deep Dive Dinner Conversation in Durban. While Saturday's was a group of all white people chatting about Identity as a white person in South Africa, last night was a completely more diverse group of twelve including indian, coloured, black and white. Two very different dinners, but each with a specific focus and both providing some amazing conversation. But the most outstanding thing for me at both dinners was the [...]

Chasing ‘Chasing Francis’: a book review of sorts

'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.' [Marcel Proust] i am about a third of the way through reading the book 'Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale' by Ian Morgan Cron and already trying to figure out in my head how i am going to get hold of ten copies of it to pass on to that person and that person and maybe you... but seriously, whether [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|inspire-ations, what i am reading|5 Comments

Having received your marching hors d’oeuvre…

If this last week was the first time you ever did anything in terms of protest then THAT IS AMAZING. Well done. Good for you. That's really great. At the same time it is very possible that it also sucks that it took you so long. i fall into that category. For the last two and a half years i have been going on about this stuff in terms of writing and engaging with people [...]

The Justice Conference: The humility of leaders.

The word 'Redress' was not there by accident... i have been sharing some thoughts about The Justice Conference that recently happened in Cape Town with almost 1000 participants and 60 plus contributors from all over the place in various shapes, shades and forms. And i have touched on this fact. But i want to dive a little deeper into it, because i believe it is a lot more significant than many people might think. The [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|church, inspire-ations, South Africa, things to wrestle with|2 Comments