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i speak a lot about #NotOnOurWatch and thought it deserved a post. Interrupting Racism As a white person, i hold to a daily #NotOnOurWatch commitment when it comes to racism. This is a commitment i make every morning when i get up to interrupt racism wherever i see it. There are a few things that come to mind: Every Day - not simply when i feel like it, which is not a lot of [...]

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

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 |2020-06-14T10:04:16+02:00Jun 14th, 2020|church, Justice issues|0 Comments

Blessed are DA homeless… until we step on them!

This has been a week of two stories when it comes to the homeless people of Cape Town or those who tend to live on the streets.Earlier this week i was encouraged and inspired to see testimony from the St Peters microsite that has been created to take care of around ten homeless men during lockdown. Which you can and should read about over here. A number of my friends are involved there and what [...]

How much money is too much money?

How much money is too much money? While the question is always going to be somewhat relative, i feel like sometimes it's quite an easy one to answer.When i saw this list of bank boss salaries yesterday it made me super sad and angry. While not all that surprised. This representation along [that i discovered comes from this article on the BusinessTech website] could be this whole blog post. It says more than enough already.And it makes [...]

The Fast and the Furious

How fast are you? And how furious? A friend shared these words with me last night about a restaurant called Lelapa in Langa:   The restaurant was started by a domestic worker who decided to take an opportunity to start a restaurant as tour operators were starting to do township tours. And what drove her to make the leap was finding a restaurant bill in her employer's washing for a night out that was [...]

By |2020-04-23T07:31:09+02:00Apr 23rd, 2020|#NotOnOurWatch, Justice issues, local news|0 Comments

Before we blame God…

Some people are finding it hard to believe in God at the moment. During a pandemic that is threatening to wipe out so many people and cause a trail of destruction the notion of an all-loving, all-powerful God can feel completely absurd. Others are preaching that this is God's punishment on a world that has largely rejected God. Which is also a bitter pill to swallow. i have been wrestling with my faith in [...]

A visit to the Strandfontein site…

i was given an opportunity to visit the Strandfontein site yesterday where around 2000 homeless people are being held.  On Good Friday i had written this post about Strandfontein which had gained a fair amount of traction. Based on stories i had heard from people who are very well connected to some of the people who were at the site and also some articles i read and videos i watched. So when a friend [...]

An Easter Communion reflection: Do this in remembrance of me…

A communion reflection for you at this very unique time for us all... The original communion moment took place within the context of a feast... a meal between a teacher and his students who became close friends [well, most of them]... ...and i want to call us to this today. With the focus on what is happening with the homeless in Strandfontein, plus our own lockdown context, plus trying to stay connected to family [...]

By |2020-04-11T13:39:36+02:00Apr 11th, 2020|bible things, inspire-ations, Justice issues|4 Comments

Before you bite into that chocolate…

It is Good Friday today. But very much the opposite of that in the Strandfontein sports facility where the homeless have been rounded up and moved. "It is like a concentration camp!" - these are words i just heard from a social worker who has been volunteering in the encampment where tents have been erected and none of the physical distancing that we have all been called to do is happening at all. She [...]

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