CULTURE ARTICLES

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...

Step Aside Chuck Norris

What do you think a “real man” is? Is it someone who is strong, courageous, willing and able? Does he show no emotion and simply “keep calm and carry on”? When and where did we get the idea that real men don’t cry? Surely if we are working to be made in Jesus’ likeness, we should be getting our example of a real man from Him? Step aside, Chuck Norris…

Put Your Feet Up

When Michelangelo completed the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel I’d like to think he took some time to look at it, that he lay on his back and took in the work he had taken four years to complete and just enjoy it.

God Speaks

A few weeks ago, a friend's birthday came around. I’m not usually the greatest at purchasing gifts, but this time I had a clear picture in my mind – pink roses. I knew that this gift would bless her, so that’s what I set out to get. Three shopping centres later, in...

Spend Yourself

All too often in Christian and Church circles, I think we tend to have an automatic assumption of what giving is. We assume it to be financial. Perhaps however it is a little more multi-faceted than this. Bear with me, as I share some thoughts and personal experiences of giving.

Fire Extinguisher Needed

Social media – choose your weapon, there are numerous different platforms that suit different needs and ages – can be a wonderful tool. Social media is certainly a two-edged sword and should be wielded with careful consideration and, preferably, with some training....