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scattered thoughts on the newtown shooting, but mostly some important names…

on December 8, 1980, John Lennon, member of one of the most famous rock bands in the world, the Beatles, was shot and killed. his killer's name - Mark Chapman. how do i know that? possibly the only reason i do is that i have a friend called Mark Chapman, and so it has come up... but when i think back to people who were killed many years ago, there are some cases where i [...]

By |2012-12-17T09:19:14+02:00Dec 17th, 2012|and other animals., local news, shtupidt people|1 Comment

lausanne reflections: part united church

this week the third lausanne congress for world evangelication is happening in cape town - 4200 delegates from around the world representing church leaders, academics, theologians, marketplace people as well as men, women as well as old, young - convening for a week to discuss relevant issues facing the church - things like globalisation, pluralism, multi-faith society, relevance, integrity, response to poverty, trafficking etc etc - it is an incredible time and i am so [...]

blessed are the bible-flippers…

so bible-flipping is not an exact science but when i flipped open mine this morning and it landed on psalm 73, i think that was divinely nudged to the nth degree... 'Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no [...]

By |2010-09-23T06:38:22+02:00Sep 23rd, 2010|God stuff, what i am reading|0 Comments

kicking my talented hungover ass

so i was chatting to some of my guys-who-meet-at-lunchtime-on-a-thursday guys yesterday and as i was speaking i felt the conviction of what i was saying (pretty much more to myself than to anyone else) the conversation was sparked by me watching the dvd Kick-Ass the day before while tbV was at varsity - a movie which i'd initially heard some bad things about (like little girl saying the 'c' word which is one of the [...]

By |2010-09-03T09:18:21+02:00Sep 3rd, 2010|God stuff, life|2 Comments

Pome: On Behalf Of The Human Race…

I thank You, God For granting an audience To someone as weak and insignificant as me I kneel before You In a futile attempt To right a millenia of wrongs committed against You I represent a group of people Totally unworthy, fully undeserving Completely unaware and oblivious of their need for me to be here If the court stenographer will read back the testimony It will be made clear That time and time again You [...]

By |2010-04-07T07:01:40+02:00Apr 7th, 2010|God stuff, poems and other creativity|0 Comments
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