Category: Social Issues

Mandela: Responding Rightly

On Thursday the 5th of December, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela passed away. My purpose today is not to write a tribute to this man as more capable men have already done this. The best one I have found so far is Dr. Mohler’s and you can read…

How Should Christian’s Respond to eTolls?

Once again I tentatively approach this issue of eTolls. What should the Christian response to this be? In my previous post on this issue I made slight allusions to a response, but my heart was more focused on ‘why this issue’ is the one that makes everyone irate. Let me be clear from the outset…

What the eTolls tell us about South Africans

If you are a JHB resident, then no doubt you have seen, felt and perhaps been a part of the resistance. Perhaps you are one of the 60 000 people that like a page on Facebook in defiance of eToll, or maybe you put an anti-eToll sticker on your car? Perhaps you are more the passive…

Perceiving White People: Part 2

A part of human experience is the need for identity, “who am I?” to quote Zoolander. This is because it is in identity that we find significance. Identity is an expression and conception of a person’s individuality. Now I am not saying this to sound smart, but to make a point about ‘white people’. It…

Perceiving White People: Part 1

South Africa is a diverse nation. Part of the diversity includes white people like me. If you are going to effectively witness and preach to this people group it is incumbent upon you to understand them. What their idols are and what motivates that; what drives them to worship, and what they worship There are…

Culture and Christianity

The while issue of culture is a volatile one. In this age of tolerance one has to be careful what they say. Add to that the extreme sensitivity caused by years of ethnic oppression in South Africa and you have a place where few dare to tread, the perilous cliffs of culture. To even begin…