Category: "Current affairs"

In the gap for Judge Zondo

by Gavin  

In the gap for Judge Zondo
Is there a case to be made for fervent prayer for Deputy Chief Justice Zondo?  In fact, is there a case to be made to stand in the gap (biblical language for what we call intercessory prayer!) for our entire judicial system in South Africa, from Chief… more »

Prayers for our President

by Gavin  

Prayers for our President
The media has called it Zuma’s “Night of the Long Knives.”    The midnight events as Thursday 30th March gave way to Friday 31st March streamed through the news feeds.  A major Cabinet reshuffle in South Africa has occurred, with political carnage… more »

2016 – a year worth forgetting!

by Gavin  

2016 – a year worth forgetting!
As we approach the end of 2016, the usual flurry of reflections and future assessments emerge.  Just today, predictions hit the news of possible fuel increases for our country as we heaf into the new year.  George Michael demised, with a resultant flood… more »

#feesmustfall 2016 - prayer thoughts for our church

by Gavin  

#feesmustfall 2016 - prayer thoughts for our church
We awoke yet again to news of a student protest in Parktown this morning, after a weekend of reports of continued unrest across various campuses in South Africa.  How should Christians respond?  One temptation, I suppose, is to grumble and complain… more »

Pastoral reflections on #feesmustfall (re-post from 2015)

by Gavin  

Pastoral reflections on #feesmustfall (re-post from 2015)
THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE RBC FACEBOOK PAGE ON 20TH OCTOBER 2015, BUT RE-POSTED IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT STATUS ON SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPUSES IN OCTOBER 2016   #feesmustfall     This has been watershed week for our country.    A protest against the… more »

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