Not always at straight forward as it seems | a story on African polygamy

“..On one of my trips I worshipped in an African church where nobody knew me. After the service I talked to two boys who had also attended. “How many brothers and sisters do you have?” I asked the… Read More

How the Simeon from the Christmas story teaches us how to faithfully long for the Kingdom of God

I know I’m a few days late, but do you know who I like in the Christmas story? Simeon. He doesn’t get much press in the story but I love who he is. The longer I live this… Read More

Max Weber and the Protestant Work ethic | In Short

Although you, like me, have likely not read the entirety of german economist and sociologist Max Weber, you have likely, even unwittingly come across its intellectual legacy. Weber in this foundational book for sociological economics is trying to… Read More

To Escape or Inhabit, that is the question

This time of year we are drawn to wonder at the incarnation; the word become flesh in Jesus. Many of us are perplexed by the incarnation, mostly because if, like me you have come from traditions that emphasise… Read More

To love someone – Jean Vanier

“To love someone is not first of all to do things for them, but to reveal to them their beauty and value, to say to them through our attitude: ‘You are beautiful. You are important. I trust you…. Read More

A light has come 

A Trinitarian oriented prayer to be repeated throughout the day

Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, Set up your kingdom in our midst. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Have mercy on me, a sinner. Holy Spirit, breath of the Living God, Renew me and… Read More

What’s your inheritance? Prodigals and Inheritance

A short thought on prodigals, inheritance and salvation I’ve been thinking about the impact the words we use in bible translations might have. How they have the potential to mislead us because of our experience of their modern… Read More

You have to pray

“You have to pray. You have to listen to the voice who calls you the beloved, because otherwise you will run around begging for affirmation, for praise, for success. And then you are not free.”

Why I side-stepped the Book of Revelation and 5 Things to know about it

Side-stepping revelation Revelation is an intimidating book of the bible. Growing up in the faith I was taught (either explicitly or implicitly), that “revelation is hard to understand, brings division” and “not to worry about it, God will… Read More