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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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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I dream of a church…

I dream of a movement which leads to the transformation of the church and through that to a demonstration of what a new world could look like. I dream of a church that is one (across our cities that are so divided). Where rich and poor share and there is enough for everyone. I dream of a church involved in the issues our cities and...

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Reflections from the Hillbrow clinic

Today, feeling a little flu-ish I went off to the Hillbrow clinic to get some treatment. 5 hours later I walked out having gone through all of the processes. You start out in a queue to open a file. This takes about 2 hours. Then you join another 1 and a half hour queue to get you BP and blood sugar (and get an HIV and TB test if...

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