Four Hills

Four Hills

The highest point in Johannesburg is Constitution Hill. It is a place of deep sadness and remorse but also of hope and imagination. The constitutional court is housed on a space that once served as prison cells for those who opposed Apartheid. Today a group of friends...
We bring what we have

We bring what we have

Dichotomy Sometimes people play up the dichotomy between “giving people Jesus” on the one hand and “feeding them or helping them physically” on the other. The clash between spiritual and physical or sacred and secular has been the subject of debates, books and...
Are we serving the status quo through “outreach”?

Are we serving the status quo through “outreach”?

Earlier this year I listened to Prof. Nico Botha at the Roger Schroeder conference in Pretoria. It was a fantastic day of learning and exploring missiology in South Africa. During his talk he referred to an article by Joerg Rieger entitled, “Theology and Mission...
In memory of Martha Molaudi

In memory of Martha Molaudi

When a person dies it is as if the very fabric of ones life gets ripped out. The rippings show in a myriad of forms. It can be a particular smell, or an object placed by the person in a specific position. The simplest item can trigger some major thoughts and memories....