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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 |2020-10-14T10:22:01+02:00Oct 14th, 2020|inspire-ations, 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 |2020-08-28T14:15:59+02:00Aug 28th, 2020|inspire-ations|0 Comments

Poem: The dust

I quickened my pace As I hurried home More excited than normal To make it on time For my nightly appointment A story-telling date With my youngest daughter That I always hated to miss But tonight would be extra special Did I have a story for her? I set the scene with great dramatic effect There I was at the edge of the crowd Minding my own business Listening to the Teacher When suddenly [...]

By |2020-07-17T14:09:11+02:00Jul 17th, 2020|Justice issues, poems and other creativity|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 |2020-06-28T12:02:25+02:00Jun 28th, 2020|church, God stuff, 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 |2020-06-15T09:34:53+02:00Jun 15th, 2020|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 |2020-06-14T10:04:16+02:00Jun 14th, 2020|church, Justice issues|0 Comments

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

For all the christians during lockdown

What happens to all the christians during lockdown? i love Jesus and felt encouraged to share this message with as many christians who are on lockdown as i can. So please feel free to SHARE and tag your friends in this. Send it to your church leaders. Let's get this message out... i wrote this as a status on Facebook yesterday but didn't want it to get lost in the myriad if posts and [...]

By |2020-03-27T14:52:00+02:00Mar 27th, 2020|bible things, church|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 [...]

Blessed are the rich

Blessed are the rich... for they shall be spared sermons!  Rene August [preaching at St Johns Anglican church yesterday] didn't quite say those words, but she might as well have. And they feel largely true. One thing Rene did say was this: 'The church has so many programs to help alleviate poverty. The church has no programs to help people alleviate greed.' [which i think was a quote of Bishop Zac Niringiye] Two other [...]

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