Living on the inside edge

“To take your position on the spiritual edge of things is to learn how to move safely in and out, back and forth, across and return. It is a prophetic position, not a rebellious or antisocial one. When you live on the edge of anything with respect and honor, you are in a very auspicious position. You are free from its central...

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#GiveBackOurBlankets Campaign

On Wednesday 5 June 2014, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police continued to take blankets from the homeless in Hilbrow. No explanation or valid and rational reason could exist authorising the Metro Police to confiscate these blankets. Most of these blankets were donated to the homeless by NGOs and Churches. These were donated...

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Becoming Christ followers…

Gandhi once said “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” and later said “Oh, I don’t reject Christ. I love Christ. It’s just that so many of you Christians are so unlike Christ. If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in...

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There has to be more to Christianity than this?

A friend posted a blog about how his day was “interrupted” when he was sitting in a coffee shop and he tried to help a stranger who had his laptop stolen by offering him a lift. He reflected how there are opportunities all around us for our lives to be “interrupted” and there are opportunities for us to...

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Voting for inclusion

Just voted… It feels so insignificant… My vote will make so little difference. The real hope over the next 4 years, for this country, lies not in the cross I made on a piece of paper, but in our collective active citizenship and our creating the world we dream of around us through how we live. I am not concerned with...

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To increase the size of the pie or share the pie more equally?

A friend of mine once did a study which found that your income level is the greatest predictor of your economic view. He found that people who earn over a certain amount per month almost exclusively believed the key to dealing with poverty is to increase the size of the pie, while people who earned under a certain amount...

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