Hannah reflects on love

Hannah (our 12 year old daughter) was interviewed by Ashley Bell at NCCB late last year. In this interview she shares a story about her first interaction with Thulani a homeless friend and reflects on what showing love looks like...

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The power of nutrition

I met with an Asoka fellow (https://www.ashoka.org/), Johannesburg resident, industrial chemist and e-Pap developer, Basil Kransdorff, yesterday. It was a very interesting and inspiring meeting. He showed me some remarkable photos and shared lots of stories of recovery of health of people, many literally on their death beds, as...

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12 Marks of the new monasticism…

12 Marks of the new monasticism… 1) Relocation to the abandoned places of Empire. 2) Sharing economic resources with fellow community members and the needy among us. 3) Hospitality to the stranger 4) Lament for racial divisions within the church and our communities combined with the active pursuit of a just reconciliation. 5)...

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Another night on the streets…

We had an incredible time on the streets tonight. We went into one of the normal alleyways we visit and sat down and read the Sermon on the Mount together. These words of Jesus are compelling and every time we read this people are profoundly moved. I asked at the end what had stood out for people. What was most profound was that...

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How the ideas in Surprised by Hope inform my work

NT Wright’s book, “Surprised by Hope “is exactly that, a huge surprise! In it, he refutes many beliefs erroneously held, he argues, by those whom he often refers to as the “Western church”. He also explains many truths misunderstood by the same group of people. There are many interesting (and profound) quotable turns of phrases and...

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Sowing Seeds of Shalom

  Sharing some of our thoughts at the last ISUM in Bangkok. Click below to watch video...

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