C.S. Lewis

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A brief look at True Love

Recently I was driving somewhere and Carly Simon’s ‘Coming Around Again’ – one of the anthems of my teenage heart-break years – was on the radio. Obviously I sang it at full volume, I know each and every word, although I don’t actually have a clue what she’s on about. Babies sneezing and fixing toasters – so bewildering? Definitely.

Almost as bewildering as a teenage girl’s love life when the object of my affection changed from one week to the next, depending on which young chappie happened to have caught my eye at Youth Group on a Friday night. If you are reading this now and you were a boy at a particular youth group in Johannesburg in the late 80’s, chances are I had a crush on you at some time or another. You see there’s so much room in a broken heart.Read More »A brief look at True Love

It's six months since my little nephew died.

On the 17th December 2016 my little 8 year old nephew died after a brief fight with illness following a strep throat which triggered a very rare and fatal syndrome called HLH (Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis). The easiest part of parenting is talking to other parents about how very hard it is… Read More »It's six months since my little nephew died.

‘Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable?’

On Sunday morning, right at the end of the service, I was overcome with tearfilled anger towards God. During prayer another congregant was giving thanks for some of the elderly who have recently recovered from illness and surgery. It was the words “You are a God who heals” that got… Read More »‘Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable?’