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 [...]

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tip #26-30

#26 Don't throw babies out with bathwater. In fact, maybe just don't throw babies at all. That's probably a healthy starting point. i had a conversation with a friend today about Easter and how some people are refusing to celebrate it at all because of how it has been taken over by the world or by people who celebrate a particular aspect of Jesus [seen as purely saving your sins and making a way [...]

By |2019-04-29T12:58:22+02:00April 24th, 2019|40 Tips, bible things, church, God stuff|0 Comments

The Bad Habits of Jesus, part Dangerous

i am busy reading [and really enjoying] Leonard Sweet's 'The Bad Habits of Jesus'. People who know me well, will get that one of the reasons i am really enjoying it is because it is not a wade - the words are straightforward and simple even if the concepts are not. But today, when i've been feeling completely in a funk and when i was in desperate need of some inspiration and belief, i read [...]

Whose Line do you listen to, anyway?

This week has been a little fighty fighty on the Facebook and i'm not sure why. i strongly suspect it is linked to the Rugby World Cup that has been happening as touching on that 'holy grail' in a country so passionate about the sport definitely touches a nerve. As does most conversation about race. So in the midst of three days of more 'taking people on' than i am typically used to, i had someone [...]

a response to a nonny miss? part iii: truth in Love

'So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the [...]

killing me softly, with this love… [aka an apology and personal slap in the face]

the other day i saw this cartoon that someone had posted on facebook that was pretty funny but involved hitler in a way that i knew would be offensive to a lot of jewish people. so i immediately wrote the girl who had posted it an email [more a friend of a friend than a direct friend] and just before i hit the send key i stopped for a moment, reread what i had written [...]

By |2011-11-15T06:20:08+02:00November 15th, 2011|challenging thorts, God stuff, life, people, relationships|2 Comments

how would Jesus correct? [part iii – some thorts]

and that seems to perhaps be the principle [your thorts are greatly appreciated] - that if you sin in public, you need to be cautioned/rebuked/challenged/held accountable in public - and my reasoning is this... the people observing the non-Christ-following behaviour need to be made aware that that is not Christ-following behaviour otherwise they might think it is okay and go and do the same... so when peter is chilling with the gentiles and then the [...]

By |2011-01-06T18:00:25+02:00January 6th, 2011|challenging thorts, God stuff|2 Comments

lausanne reflections: pied the piper

listened to an ephesians 3 devotional by john piper who i have heard a lot about but have never heard or read any of his stuff before - really want to go back and watch that clip without sound because he looks a bit like a muppet on steroids - very energetic in movement anyways i wasn't overly inspired by most of what he said until right at the end when he basically said there [...]

By |2010-10-22T11:40:22+02:00October 22nd, 2010|change the world, church, God stuff, local news, world news|0 Comments

i'd rather you were an atheist than a 'christian'

so, once we get past the mindless comments of people responding to the blog title and not actually reading it, what am i on about? if you haven't read my other blog about the christians choosing to become atheist ( i would suggest you begin there, cos this is a (s)equal of sorts... so in the context of finding out that one of my church peoples had turned atheist over the varsity holidays, i have [...]

By |2010-09-13T22:42:33+02:00September 13th, 2010|and other animals., God stuff, life|4 Comments

a theist walks into an atheist… (big)bang – it's a steel atheist

'a theist believes in at least one god, but denies the existence of many gods' [the skeptic's dictionary] whereas an atheist denies the existence of god completely and 'at heist' is just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that's not important now... a theist and an atheist - so vastly different and yet the difference between them is nothing... or 'a space' to be more precise... [disclaimer: oh [...]

By |2010-09-13T22:08:37+02:00September 13th, 2010|God stuff, life, people|12 Comments
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