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Some thoughts about Economics and Theology

i mentioned that the other night about thirty of us of various ages, genders and races hung out at The Warehouse in Wetton to discuss Economics and Theology. Wayne Eaves chaired a bit of a conversation between Ashley Visagie and Cobus van Wyngaard and then the floor was opened to questions. Here are some things that i learned or found interesting beyond the History isn't over point i spoke about in my previous post: # [...]

Would you still plant the seeds if you knew?

What if only some of it matters? You decide you want to try your hand at planting veggies so you prepare a patch in the garden behind your house and you plant four sets of seeds. A professional gardening expert comes over for a meal and you take them out back to show them what you've done. After looking at the setup they tell you that three quarters of your plants are destined to fail. [...]

By | 2017-06-11T14:07:26+00:00 June 9th, 2017|God stuff, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

Race with me: White guilt?

By now you have hopefully recognised that you have white privilege and moved to the place of acknowledging that white privilege is a thing in your life. So what now? This is where a lot of [angry] people start bringing up the idea of 'white guilt' which is what i want to tackle in this next video... because i don't think it's a thing: For more Race videos, click here [...]

#MenAreTrash revisited

Some more thoughts on the #MenAreTrash hashtag i visited over here. Clearly #MenAreTrash has got people talking, which again is a good start, and hopefully people are looking deeper than just what feels like an offensive tag to some. So here are some follow up thoughts i wrote on FB: Here's a thought [not mine] - if we men are more upset by a #MenAreTrash hashtag than we are about the crimes committed against women [...]

By | 2017-05-14T08:13:31+00:00 May 14th, 2017|things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|7 Comments

Race with Me: White Privilege – Intro

The second video in my Race with Me series takes a look at the big hairy mammoth-type creature in the room, namely "White Privilege" BUT BEFORE YOU RUN AWAY... take a moment to entertain the possibility that the idea of 'White Privilege' you are against may not be the same as the thing i am talking about: For more Race with Me videos, click here

By | 2017-05-12T16:10:55+00:00 May 12th, 2017|race vibes, Race with Me, things to wrestle with|1 Comment

a journey into #MenAreTrash

i started off quite irritated and frustrated with the #MenAreTrash tag that i've seen pop up all over Facebook this last week. So i eventually started writing a Facebook status on it and literally changed my mind as i was writing... so this may come across as a bit of a clever clickbait make-you-think-one-thing-but-i-am-saying-the-other misdirection but i actually watched my mind change directions as i was typing this on my phone... So a lot of [...]

Deaf White People

Sorry, that should read 'Dear White People', a super helpful, brilliantly made series on Netflix that i am busy watching, which does an excellent job of unpacking many of the race issues i try to write about here. From a range of perspectives. [Disclaimer: it is quite sexualised for people who don't particularly enjoy watching that but still sho so powerful] Or should it? Because yesterday i posted this request on my Facebook wall... Friends of [...]

Maybe the problem is that we didn’t start.

So the other day i posted my first Race with Me video of a series i plan to run on the topic of the white people question, "When can we stop saying sorry?" and "When have we done enough?". Which you can watch here if you missed it. Then yesterday i posted this question as a status on Facebook: Question for white people in South Africa... in 1994 after decades of apartheid, when the laws [...]

Race with Me: When have white people done enough?

In this video i take a brief look at the question of when we as white people can move on from needing to talk about and act on apartheid stuff...

Their houses will be turned over to others.

Let there be peace! Most weeks when life is not too crazy i send out an email message called 'Thort For The Week'. Basically a sermon/message/thought for the week that relates to God and following Jesus or wrestling with some aspect of faith. This week i asked my friend Ashley Visagie if i could use a Facebook status he wrote as my thort and he said yes... but when i looked up the passage he had [...]