Scary stories from a lovely place

What Jesus thinks about the kids in Gaza

Tonight my middle son stayed up late with me while the other two slept peacefully. I caught up on some news and current affairs television from the week, while he … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Joseph, the Vikings and missing the point

At the moment the kids are a bit obsessed with ‘the Viking book’. It’s actually not about Vikings, but a kids book retelling the Old Testament bible story of Jacob’s … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are The Greens anti-Christian?

Well, yes. That’s the short answer. The long answer is that all of politics has a strong anti-Christian stench to it these days. Today a Christian acquaintance asked me who … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Stumped by kindness

If God had indeed been so kind to me (as he had), why then wasn’t he kind to others?

May 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Not so Good Friday

This Easter I’m reminded again of why life in Joburg was different and special. South Africa is the land of public holidays and Good Friday and Easter Monday were certainly … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

The city and Sufjan save Christmas

All is not lost as far as Christmas spirit goes in the Reid household. After my anti-Christmas rant from a couple of weeks ago we have managed to muster some … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

Christmas dis-spirit

We are feeling decidedly un-Christmassy at the moment. The other day Stephen asked me if I was looking forward to Christmas. I said no. He agreed. Our malaise is reflective … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · 3 Comments