Book Review: Fearless

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to…

Do Runners Have an Inside Scoop on the Faith?

This past Saturday I did the Soweto Energizer Race. Don’t get too excited, I only did the 5km, although it ended up being 7km. Seeing all the runners and thinking about things I overhear my many super-zealous runner friends say, I can’t help but see parallels to the Christian life. Scripture compares the Christian life…

How Christian is the Christian Voters Guide?

The  views expressed in this article should not be construed as endorsing any particular political party. My standing political view has been that we need more Christian MP’s. How do Christians navigate the tricky waters of voting in South Africa? I’m not writing to tell you who to vote for, nor to deal with issue…

Diversity in South Africa: What Will Work?

Last week we asked the question, “what strategy will work for bringing about reconciling peaceful relationship in the diverse nation that is South Africa?”. We then looked at secularism and found it somewhat wanting for the task. Today I would like to suggest strategy for dealing with the divisiveness of religion that will work. That…

Diversity in South Africa: Is Secularism the Answer?

In South Africa we celebrate diversity, though at times it raises problems that besmirch our ‘rainbow nation’. In fact, there are those that see no room for this diversity, normally relegated to the far right of our political sphere. However, by and large, diversity is accepted; the preamble to our constitution says, “We, the people…