Put your money where my mouth is?

This is a post inviting you to get behind those who create the words and pictures and ideas and music that move and inspire and excite and challenge you... and only one of those ways of support is about money so read to the end. i have a Patreon page.  Which you can visit over here. The basic idea of a Patreon page as i understand it is that it is a space to [...]

By |2021-04-13T11:05:39+02:00Apr 13th, 2021|activities, Creative Vibes, Justice, me vibes|0 Comments

Good Friday: a reflection

A Good Friday reflection: A call to remain and lean into the pain that Good Friday speaks of before rushing too quickly to the joy of Resurrection Sunday. Because the pain is where too many people find themselves in the world and it is into that story that God reaches. Even Jesus, when confronted with a violent death asks if there is not another way. But then chooses to follow the path of pain & [...]

Catching sight of the invisible people

Who are the Invisible People in and around your life?  This has been something that has been on my mind a lot since last week Friday and i want to share the thought through the medium of two simple stories that took place on the same day. In the morning i had a story-telling session with Heartlines at a primary school in Mitchell's Plain. As far as i knew, i was walking in to facilitate [...]

By |2021-03-26T15:02:56+02:00Mar 26th, 2021|#NotOnOurWatch, change the world, Justice, people, stories|0 Comments

Confronting Whiteness with Asanda, Hani and Megan

Anti-racism work with friends beats anti-racism work by yourself.  Since returning from America with the absolute determination to confront my own racism and try to make a difference in South Africa this work really has been a key factor in my life. And Megan Choritz has been one of my friends who has helped really shape my thinking and understanding and doing. Part of that makes a lot of sense as she has been [...]

Belated Word/Phrase for the Year 2021

My word for 2021 is Curiosity! Every year i pick a word or phrase for the year.  Looking back to 2019 i can see that my word for that year was Stewardship and as i read through the list of attached goals and hopes i can see that most of them were achieved. But then we entered 2020... i remember last year tbV and i were nearing the end of our two month trip [...]

Cancel Culture vs Consequences

Is it Cancel Culture or is it Consequences?A week ago it felt like people were screaming "Cancel Culture" about everything - Dr Suess, the Muppets, Mr Potatohead, Pepe le Pew and then Piers Morgan who earned a well-deserved self-cancel - which i wrote about over here. Then a viral incident happened where Adam Habib used the N-word in a Zoom meeting and received instant pushback on the call. He responded by suggesting that people where he [...]

By |2021-03-17T15:44:34+02:00Mar 17th, 2021|#NotOnOurWatch, Justice, what i am watching|1 Comment

What i am reading: Community by Peter Block

i am busy reading the book Community - The Structure of Belonging, by Peter Block. It is very similar to The Art of Possibility which i read recently and shared some thoughts from over here - by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander - in theme at least, but it is a little more of a dense book, requiring multiple rereadings of paragraphs and sections. But i am enjoying it. Particularly the invitation to [...]

Cancel Culture? Or just becoming better people?

To cancel culture or not to cancel culture? Seems to be the question of the week. But is it being cancelled when the person or character in point has either resigned [Piers Morgan] or been withdrawn by its own people [Dr Seuss, Looney Tunes]? There has been a lot of talk around the topic of Cancel Culture over the past week or so with a number of different incidents that happened bringing it to the [...]

Black people can – and cannot – be racist!

i have found that racism definitions can often create a bit of a problem... Can a black person be racist? Yes, absolutely. And also, no, not at all!  This question comes up a lot and i'm not sure i have actually answered it on my blog but i thought it might be helpful to at least give it a try. This is how i understand this question. Two Definitions The biggest problem which i [...]

Are you making anti-racist disciples?

Have you considered making anti-racist disciples? This is something we don't hear too much about. When we hear the term 'disciples' we might think religious context and christianity in particular. The last recorded command we have from Jesus was: 'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them... and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.'  But there is definitely something in there worth paying attention to, even if you are [...]

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