The Church Needs to Know its Place

“To be human is to be placed.” (Gorringe, Theology of the Built Environment) “To be at all – to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place... Nothing we do is unplaced. How could it…

Why ‘New Normal’ is the Most Annoying Phrase – and it’s not what you’d think!

Ah click bait. Tops the chart of Things-We-Are-Officially-Done-With-But-Well-Just-Kind-Of-Can’t-Help-Ourselves. We may as well bond over it to generate a wistful smirk while we sit at home looking at another screen. You’ll have heard…

Broken Glass and Door Handles

In February Sarah and I were able to visit Jackie Pullinger in Hong Kong for a week. [Those of you who haven’t heard of Jackie, google her – in short, she’s a British woman and hero of the faith who has been living in Hong Kong…

Can We Turn a Pandemic into a Revival?

The moment Sarah and I heard about South Africa entering a three week COVID lockdown, we began to come up with ideas of how we could share the extra space we have in our home with those who: 1. Live in overcrowded home environments unconducive…