» Headwinds
22/10/21 11:04 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
In my quest to create a new metaphysics (a total or panoramic philosophy), I have had strong head...

» ‘Privacy at This Time’
22/10/21 06:59 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I read so often on the news, in cases of death, "We have no further comment at this time, and we ...

» Open Access Lecture series - Equipping Public Theologians for the Common Good
21/10/21 13:40 from An uncommon path

» Eastern vs. Western Cape
21/10/21 12:53 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I sometimes wonder whether it was my blog that did it. Earlier this year, I put up photos of the ...

» Spade-Work
21/10/21 12:11 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I am very fortunate to have had the experience of assembling complete projects for electronics pu...

» Pessimist? Optimist?
21/10/21 11:20 from Living In Grace
Are you more of an Optimist or a Pessimist? Before you answer my question, read these words from ...

» Definition of the Soul
20/10/21 14:26 from Living In Grace
"No one can give a definition of the soul. But we know what it feels like. The soul is the sense ...

» End of the World
20/10/21 11:27 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I sought permission, this week, to use two lines from the 1962 hit, "End of the World", in my for...

» Jazz Singer
19/10/21 20:14 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
Well, I didn't know until tonight that my nephew is a jazz singer. He is also a conjurer, a resto...

» Fragile and Uncertain
19/10/21 20:02 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
Something that a minister sees, which (I think) the public generally does not, is the "ease" with...

» Out of the shadows
19/10/21 09:13 from Living In Grace
Most of us reading these words are familiar with the idea of the Incarnation - God becoming flesh...

» Intimate Partner Violence
18/10/21 21:12 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I have been following a missing person story in the USA, which is now a murder story. A young wom...

» Cherubim - What comes to mind?
18/10/21 13:58 from Living In Grace
"The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth ...

» Good News for Volkswagen
17/10/21 22:44 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I have good news for Volkswagen. I am able to advise them how to reduce the component count of th...

» Thoughts from C.S. Lewis
17/10/21 19:35 from Living In Grace
As we begin a new week, it is often good to reflect on the wisdom of those who have gone before u...

» Motivation For Ministry
16/10/21 22:07 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
One of my American professors wrote an article Motivating Factors for Ministry . He asked: "What ...

» Portrait Photo
15/10/21 20:16 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I made an attempt on a photo for the publisher today. It was just an experiment, and unlikely to ...

» Asleep at the Wheel
14/10/21 23:14 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
Last month I signed a publishing contract with a US publisher, for my metaphysics. Since then, I ...

» The least
14/10/21 14:04 from Living In Grace
"Loving as he loves, Helping as he helps, Giving as he gives, Serving as he serves, Rescuing as h...

» Struck by a Stroke
13/10/21 22:13 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
My dear sister-in-law suffered a stroke tonight, at a young age. It happened while she was walkin...

» Being happy
13/10/21 13:40 from Living In Grace
Happiness is an elusive thing. We search long and hard for it, but we seldom find it. Perhaps it ...

» What is Love
12/10/21 22:08 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
Some time back, I edited an article by a Pacific author, on "love". The Pacific word is made up o...

» When someone is in distress
12/10/21 15:54 from Mags Blackie
Most of us want to offer help when someone is in distress. But the person in distress most likely...

» End or beginning?
12/10/21 14:40 from Living In Grace
"What the caterpillar calls the end of life, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach This l...

» A Moral Rupture
11/10/21 20:11 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I had a piece published this morning, a very simple one (I think)! which suggests that the world ...

» Sexual Predators
11/10/21 17:55 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
There have been questions as to how many sexual predators there are in the Church -- among congre...

» The discovery of God
11/10/21 11:13 from Living In Grace
"The discovery of God lies in the daily and the ordinary, not in the spectacular and the heroic. ...

» Lovedale Press
10/10/21 20:31 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I opened a picture frame today, and this slip fell out. I was once published by Lovedale Press --...

» Seriously Hurt
10/10/21 19:22 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
In just over a year, three of my wife's cousins have been seriously hurt in attacks. One of them ...

» Disruptors
09/10/21 19:59 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
One thing about city ministry is disruptors . If there was a disruption to a Church service, I us...

» A world in distress
09/10/21 16:30 from Mags Blackie
This week has brought home to me that we are all in distress. Some more acutely than others to be...

» Line Drawings
09/10/21 12:46 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
As I head towards a publisher's deadline, there is a range of line drawings I need to standardise...

» Ships in the Night
08/10/21 21:07 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
Some of my (soon to be) fellow authors include prominent South Africans: John de Gruchy, Frank Ch...

» Seminary and Publisher
07/10/21 19:28 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
I didn’t know that my publisher has a close association with my alma mater Fuller Theological Sem...

» African Daisies
06/10/21 20:45 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
Since Cape Town nearly ran out of water in 2017-2018, there has been a genuine change to vegetati...

» The Tokolosh
06/10/21 19:56 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
In Zulu and Xhosa mythology, there is an evil, dwarf-like water sprite called a tokolosh . Did I ...

» Damage Through Severe Cold
05/10/21 17:56 from Urban Ministry Live And Unplugged
Several years ago, wife E had a CAT scan of her head. We met with a specialist together. They fou...

» Girard was right
29/09/21 21:30 from Mags Blackie
This is post-it note version of the cliff notes… (meaning read Girard on scape goating if y...

» A different way
29/09/21 15:11 from Living In Grace
“Endeavour to be inclined always: Not to the easiest, but to the most difficult; Not to the most ...

» If God hadn't been by our side
28/09/21 11:41 from Living In Grace
"If the Lord had not been on our side— let Israel say— 2 if the Lord had not been on our side whe...

» Moved any mountains?
27/09/21 18:29 from Living In Grace
This is a prayer that I found last week and used conjunction with the sermon entitled "What is yo...

» Serendipity
26/09/21 16:42 from Mags Blackie
I am grateful today for serendipity. For me that is an unusual confluence of events that brings j...

» Die ander kant van die laaste Afrikaanse kerk in die middestad
24/09/21 20:33 from die ander kant
Maroela Media se woorde gaan my gewoonlik verby. Maar die onlangse rubriek oor die Laaste Afrikaa...

» Searching for the well
23/09/21 11:55 from Living In Grace
"What makes a desert so beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well." - Antoine de Saint Exupery ...

» No easy matter
22/09/21 11:48 from Living In Grace
How easy do you find Prayer?  I admit that on some days I find it incredibly tough and this ...

» Falling into the hands of mercy
20/09/21 20:44 from Living In Grace
David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the Lord , for his mercy...

» Overcoming ourselves
19/09/21 19:47 from Living In Grace
Thomas a' Kempis wrote in the 15th Century, “the hardest struggle is the struggle to overcome our...

» Re-imagining Church - part 2
16/09/21 13:40 from Living In Grace
Last month I wrote an article for Scripture Union magazine on Re-imagining Church. As I began to ...

» Owning relative uncertainty
15/09/21 19:51 from Mags Blackie
The higher education institution I work for just put out a statement saying ‘the vaccine is...

» The Juggler
15/09/21 19:04 from Living In Grace
The world record for juggling stands at 14 balls at one time and is held by Alex Barron. If you w...

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