CULTURE ARTICLES

God Is Speaking

Can we possibly live a life devoid of hearing God’s voice? The shocking answer is yes. It’s like flying a sophisticated aeroplane blindly, without any directions from the control tower.It seems odd to say, but we have to intentionally ‘lean into’ this awareness to...

Bridges Of Hope

The late-afternoon sun streams across the valley and into the girls’ room making a beautifully warm sun-spot on the old parquet floor. Abigail sits on my lap and we cuddle for a bit while we chat. We so enjoy the warmth and the light of the sun which reminds me of the...

Turning Weakness Into Strength

I don't like feeling weak. The feeling of not having control over my circumstances leaves me feeling vulnerable. And I don't like this. Yet the theme of God's power working through the weakness of man runs throughout the Bible and especially in Paul's second letter to...

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...