CULTURE ARTICLES

The Radical Middle

      Radical: “forming an inherent or fundamental part of the nature of someone or something” When people think of the word “radical” it is usually perceived as something negative, or a dramatic change, but the Latin origin refers to “having roots”. It...

Do All The Self-Help Tips Really Work?

I love bookstores, and the bigger the better. Throw in a few couches, some background chimes and an in-house coffee shop and I’ll never leave. Screening the best-sellers near the tills (in case my favourite novelist has a latest release), I usually head into the...

Celebrating Christmas

If you have kids, you will understand what I mean when I say that "party packs" are important to kids. Whether it’s a little bag of sweets or a balloon, kids love to get a present, especially when it's not their birthday. I think that's why kids love Christmas so much...

The Wise Men & The Shepherds

“What is the meaning of Life? What is our purpose? What happens when we die?” Universal questions littered with a growing menu of universal truths. Live long enough, and the menu fails. The Beatles gave us, “All you need is love!” Unfortunately, too few marriages...

Help Yourself

We went out to dine at an “eat as much as you like” buffet, where all kinds of delicious foods were waiting to be eaten. Near us was an entire rugby team that took the “help yourself” sign to the extreme. I wondered if they would ever run out of food, but much to my...

Jihadists And Scarecrows

Usman’s life goal was to plant a hundred mosques in South-eastern Malawi. And as a Muslim leader among the Yaos, he was making good progress towards his goal until one day. Through a series of spiritual encounters and restlessness of heart, Usman began asking...

The Great Physician

We are extraordinary creatures! We are made in His image and knitted together by His hands. How can we not look at ourselves and marvel? The Bible says we are made up of three parts; spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). And these parts are intricately...

Bigger Than Bombs

Over the last decade, we have witnessed the trend of smaller-everything. Smaller phones, compact cars, minimalist furniture, even the desired female figure has changed from the days of Marilyn Monroe to today’s catwalk look. Skinny lattes, chicken salads without the...

So What Do We Do About The Poor

Martin Luther King Jnr said: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. This conversation is important! I live in a country with massive inequality between the haves and the have-nots, as is true for most nations around the world. This...

Lighthouse

My name is Terrance Landwehr and Michelle, my 28-year-old daughter, was born a special needs girl and grew up always on the back foot compared to her peers, friends and family of equivalent age and environment. After going through several special schools, she...