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6 Obstacles to Friendship

Friendship is a wonderful gift from God. Over the years I have gratefully enjoyed its fruits, though not without effort and commitment. On occasion I have been asked to teach...

Reflections on LeFouGate

With the release of Beauty and the Beast around the corner and the (completely intentional, as far as I’m concerned) controversy over “LeFouGate,” I have been thinking (again) about the...

Brokenness: How We Reframe Sin

Pastors and service leaders often tell stories or make reference to a sporting event or news item to connect with the congregation. Recently, however, I have noticed these techniques give...

Managing Technology

In Surprised by Joy, C. S. Lewis grumbled about how modern transport has annihilated space, “one of the most glorious gifts we have been given. It is a vile inflation...

More Ways Technology Takes

Two weeks back I posted on some of technology’s drawbacks. Reiterating a point made by Tim Challies, I started by arguing that our eyes are only open to the positive...

Technology Takes

Most Christians have at some point sung along to Matt Redman’s chorus “You give and take away,” ad nauseam, in a church service or coming from your first generation iPod....

Rainbows Everywhere

Of late, everyone on the interwebs has something to say about rainbows. All the major tech companies that run our lives and enable us to communicate have done something and millions...

Why the Rainbow Nation is Good for the Gospel

There are plenty of things that can be said in favour of our Rainbow Nation here in South Africa and I don't think what you are about to read is...

Stop What You're Doing and Read

I recently picked up a short collection of essays titled Stop What You’re Doing and Read This! The title caught me – not to mention the bright cover – because I...

The Ethics of Reading

Most people read to relax. It's much easier for me just to soak up the words as the pages turn than to consider the stance into which I am being drawn....

Urinal Art & T-Shirt Preaching

If there's any piece of art that typifies postmodernity and repeles modernists everywhere it must be Duchamp's "Fountain": a urinal. Not only disgusting, how does a mass-produced chunk of porcelain...

The Workings out of Women's Work

Given my genetic makeup and consequently the fact that I wear makeup, I am in the position once again where I am required to address my thoughts and beliefs regarding...

Doodle: Idolatry Of The Lesser Known

"Do you think that they're too cool now? Being popular is lame. You're the one who made them popular, all their songs are still the same."  I don't know when...

The Jokes We Tell

A friend recently returned my copy of Yann Martel’s Beatrice and Virgil. Though it has been almost 2 years since I read it, holding the book in my hands resurrected...