/Tag: worship

On the search for South African worship vibes

What does it mean to worship as a South African? As an African? Is there any difference to worshipping in any other place in the world? We do tend to import our worship songs from Americaland [Bethel, Jesus Culture], the United Kingdom [Redman, Tomlin, Hughes] and Australia [Hillsongs, Planetshakers] and if worship is just worship then that should be fine, right? i posed this question and questions like it in this Facebook Live video that [...]

CD Giveaway: Chris Tomlin/Rend Collective

Who doesn't like FREE stuff, right? So let's jump straight to the point which is that i have the latest Chris Tomlin 3 cd collection [a combination of his See the Morning, Hello Love and Burning Lights cds] as well as the Rend Collective Mixtape [a new collection which combines some of your favourite Rend Collective songs]. Chris Tomlin, along with Matt Redman, must be one of the most consistent worship song writers of [...]

By |2017-07-24T09:20:06+00:00July 19th, 2017|music|6 Comments

What the world cup reveals about our faith

this is something that my friend Deborah Dowlath reminded me in her simple blog post, A Drop in the Ocean which included this line: I wish that followers of Christ would be as vocal about the injustices that occur on a daily basis as they are about the progress of their favourite team. and this passage: Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then [...]

40ish Days of Lent: Day 39ish

DAY 39ish i saw this prayer/poem/reflection? on my friend Conso's Facebook wall and thought it was too good not to share... Task: Mediate and reflect on the following words as they have meaning for you:   Until i encountered the CROSS... i knew confession but did not know repentance, i knew ritual but did not know true worship, i knew guilt and shame but did not know redemption, i knew judgement and condemnation but did [...]

40ish Days of Lent: Days 20ish

ah man, this Lent schedule is a kicker... may have not gotten to make a post yesterday, but not going to beat up myself about it. let's just make the most of the ones i do manage to post? good! DAY 20ish I was inspired for today's post by a picture my friend Lilly Lewin [@lillylewin] shared on The Twitterer: Task: Write some words. Or maybe draw a picture. But just get something down. Whether [...]

40ish Days of Lent: Days 19ish

DAY 19ish As we start a new week, let us continue to really spend some time each day observing the Lent period leading up to Easter as we prepare for the reminder of what Jesus' death and resurrection means to our day to day lives. Task: Read through and meditate on the lyrics of this Tim Hughes worship song [featuring Brooke Fraser] and then give it a listen, remembering a time [it may be now] [...]

If you had to choose between looking like church or acting like church…

so there has been a lot of discussion since Don Miller posted his two blogs suggesting that the traditional sunday church vibe is not for him and i responded with my piece titled 'Why you should stop going to church' which was not actually at all about encouraging people to stop going to church, but more trying to enlarge our definition of what church is about... you are the church so you don't go [...]

By |2014-02-17T17:03:44+00:00February 17th, 2014|church, God stuff, shtupidt people, Uncategorized, worship|1 Comment

where my trust is without borders

tbV and i have not really been in regular consistent church services for the last two years now and so it's been really refreshing to find one called Re:Generation that we both enjoy and love going to. in particular being a part of corporate worship has been so refreshing and since we haven't been around for a little while there are a bunch of new songs to discover which is great. one song in paricular [...]

When the tears fall [worship song by tim hughes]

i have not met Tim Hughes personally, but i was once in a room with him [and quite a large room at that] it was on a trip to visit my sister Sue and her family in a town called Rancho Cucamonga near LA which must have been 2006 or 2008 and i organised my ticket so i could stop over in London long enough to take the bus to visit some friends in Holland [...]

the illegal car dealership i run.

well, not really, but i think the permanent ADT guard who lives in a little wooden hut across from my buddy Dunc's house where i stay may be suspecting that's what i do... purely for the number of different cars of all shapes and sizes that he has seen me drive into 2 Smithers Road over the last two months... i am always friendly and i always wave at him [or hims, because i think [...]