CULTURE ARTICLES

Fierce Powerful Love

Fierce Powerful Love

I have often been asked over the last few years what it is that has driven us, and CityHill, to plant Churches and reach out to the edges of our city, and the answer is simple but with two parts to it. One, we have stepped off the edge of being safe, suburban Churches...

South Africa, We’re Here To Stay

South Africa, We’re Here To Stay

The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah and speaking to the nation of Israel He said to them, “Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Marry and have children; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear...

Living Without Jesus

Living Without Jesus

I was born and raised in Mauritius, in a staunch Hindu family. My father was deeply involved in helping to develop Hindu temples and had a very close relationship with the priests. This made him quite an influential man in the Hindu community. My upbringing was very...

How Can I Resist Evil?

How Can I Resist Evil?

The devil is not a cartoon figure with horns and a little pitchfork. He’s much more real than that. Our newspapers and history books are enough to convince us of his existence - when we read about rape, murder, torture, kidnappings, school and church shootings, and...

Reset Your Rhythm

Reset Your Rhythm

Over the holidays we watched a TV series called “love it or list it” - a home renovation show about people who no longer enjoy their homes and want to move. This reality show follows the renovation of their home, and at the end of the show, the family are shown other...

A Story of Hope in Hopelessness

A Story of Hope in Hopelessness

At first glance, Greg was a regular guy – polite, educated, neatly dressed and hard working. Greg had a good life, and as a young man, his future looked very bright. But without warning, things changed. Challenges in the economy left Greg unemployed, and with no close...

South Sudan Mission

South Sudan Mission

The elderly Sudanese woman opened her gnarled, weathered Bible and with great care and reverence turned to the Book of Isaiah. Chapter 59, she told me, was her favourite biblical text. Quite surprising as one might have expected her to pick one of the more commonly...

Freedom Always Brings Joy

Freedom Always Brings Joy

I love watching World War II documentaries. I recall the scenes from the time of the American soldiers' liberation of France. They were welcomed with dancing and joy on the streets as they liberated town after town from the captivity of the Nazis. Liberation brings...

We Are Going To Pray Again

We Are Going To Pray Again

Some two months ago, I was diagnosed with kidney stones. I was admitted to hospital, went for CT scans and straight into theatre to have the stones lasered.That afternoon the doctor informed me that he could not laser the stones as there were too many, and due to...

Transforming Your Finances

Transforming Your Finances

Martin Luther spoke of three conversions that a man must go through, ‘conversion of the heart’, ‘conversion of the mind’, and ‘conversion of the purse’. The first two jingle like a favourite Bible verse… yet the third? With fewer than 500 verses on faith, and over...