I offer you no comfort

Luk 12:51 “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” – Jesus John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – Jesus I...

What if my other shirt breaks?

Luke 3:11 John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” It is fascinating for me that at the end of the opening text of this chapter, which introduces John in Luke’s Gospel with a fiery...

Sometimes this petulant child does behave well

Chatting with someone today I realised again my love-hate relationship with the Church – i.e. not just a specific local body, but rather the broader organism that spans the globe. I am often quite disillusioned about this organisation’ presence in the world – by...

O God where art thou?

On Tuesday night we had one of the most theatrical and impressive lightning displays we have ever encountered in Rustenburg. There were strikes all around our home, with a torrential downpour included. It was Biblical! I spent an eventful evening at church with some...

Monday mornings

This is my office every Monday morning. I read, pray, plan and reflect here, at this table, with a view over our back garden. Spring is definitely approaching, as I can hear many bird calls and see the first blossoms appearing on the trees. It’s such a privilege to...