Author - Richard Lundie

Jesus and His First Thousand Days

Tucked away in the account of the nativity, we find profound truth about Jesus’ life. Yes, there were shepherds, and Magi, and traveling to Bethlehem. But the central event of this story is often lacking in details: Jesus, an infant, was born. Even the biblical account summarises it in one verse: Luke 2: 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him [...]

Don’t Touch Me on My Privilege

Cape Town in 2018 will be known as the year that ‘Day Zero’ went from a threat to an imminent reality. People were shocked into making changes to their daily water usage in an attempt to stave off the taps being turned off. Everywhere one went there were conversations about what reality would be like post day zero. Other conversations focused on what could be done to save water. Like many others, my family reduced our consumption to be [...]

Faith, Bible and Water

What does the Bible have to say to us about water? In a time of water restrictions and uncertainty around water sustainability, we can turn to our faith for clarity and direction. The God of the Bible is not silent on the issue. In fact, 722 times the scriptures reference water and rivers. How does our ancient faith speak into our current reality of water? This blog does not look at all 722, but just 23, looking for the [...]

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Youth Day: 41 years on

More than a public holiday – June 16, let us not ever forget the significance of this day. I remember in 1995 when the public holidays changed. Being a teenager at the time, I don’t recall being told the ‘why’ behind the changes in public holidays. Just that they were different. And the 16 June was a nice one – being placed nicely towards the end of the second term. Only as I began to have a growing heart for [...]

#BlackMonday

More than one day. A view on #BlackMonday

Life in South Africa is not dull.  In one week we have the passing of a struggle stalwart, the recall of the finance minister (and many others) and the disciplinary action against a provincial premier.  And we can be left with a feeling of: what just happened? A call has come to wear black today, and to ‘down tools’ on Friday 7 April.  This social mobilisation is aimed at bringing people together to stand up against the decisions by the [...]