Category: Reflections

The Path of Discipline

Everyone wants a shortcut. A hack. But the fact is you won’t find one. Shortcuts are a lie. The hack won’t hack it. The easy road won’t get you there[i]. The broad road and wide gate won’t take you to where you want to be[ii]. It won’t take you to heaven. But it also won’t…

Baptists Assemble 2011!!!

The Baptist Union of South Africa held its 2011 assembly in Port Elizabeth over this past weekend. It was my second assembly, and my last as a probationer. This assembly had many highlights and BU quirks that I hope to share in this article. Registration happened at a Presbyterian Church, we met at an Anglican…

Reducing the ‘If I Coulds’

Harriet Beecher Sowe said, “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.[i]” And what a bitter yet true saying that is. The idea of ‘if I coulds’ came up in conversation the other night with a group of newly marrieds. We were all reflecting on the importance of…