Category Archives: Comment

On the Misfortune of Being White

PREMISE I have been considering the contents of an article written recently by Father Russell Pollitt of the Jesuit Institute in Johannesburg titled ‘Understanding White Privilege’. In it he puts forward the opinion that white folk are inherently privileged, whether … Continue reading

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Satirical Insensitivity

Zapiro is normally an insightful satirist, highlighting the ills in South African society with humorous skill. On April 9th, in the Mail & Guardian Newspaper, a cartoon was published which was meant to satirize the ousting of Zwelinzima Vavi from … Continue reading

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A House of Cards

A society without an ontological moral watchdog effectively polices itself – it justifies its own actions to the point where it expresses moral outrage and indignation when questioned on its actions, as is currently playing out on the Nkandla stage: … Continue reading

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A Scourge in Modern Times

When we think of criminal activity and in particular theft, we tend at times to wrongly associate the perpetrators with the indigent in society. Whilst this is true in some instances due to circumstance, it is wrong to generalise in … Continue reading

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The Bible – Sole Arbiter Of The Christian Faith

That Holy Scripture is central to the tenets of the Christian faith is not disputed; that it is the sole arbiter of the Christian faith is. Sola Scriptura is a cornerstone of Protestant theology, but it is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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The Reality of Faith

This is the third in a series of Alpha lectures, titled “How can we have Faith?” I wrote about faith in a recent blog entitled “Faith and Contemporary Society”, but I think it serves a purpose to make some additional … Continue reading

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There is a Greenhill …

Contemplation I stood in awe at the foot of that tree – Looking down He whispered softly to me. All is not lost my child; I have set you free – For the ransom is paid, loves power you see. … Continue reading

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