Let’s Talk Land

In May 2018, the Common Ground Rondebosch AM congregation hosted an insights evening on the topic of land. They invited in a range of speakers to guide, inform and spark discussion. These four videos capture the heart of the evening and will help you grapple with land and what can be done for the future of South Africa. Intro to [...]

Redeeming Land

It’s easy to find ourselves overwhelmed by the extent of inequality, immobilized by the politics or simply unsure about what we could be doing- if you’ve felt like that- then this is where you can start! Read how people who share the pews with you are responding to Christ in all kinds of places and ways. Adam and Rachel Why We [...]

Lean In, Listen In

This podcast series is all about us getting a better understanding of the lived reality of people in Cape Town and their experience of land and space. So many times, the topic of land can be spoken about at a head level, quoting facts and statistics. Other times, it is so emotive that people switch off when engaging. So [...]

Seeing Unequal Spaces

Given the history and city planning of our past, it is possible to live in Cape town and not regularly be exposed to the stark difference of housing quality. Jonny Miller set out to display how unequal communities can be, as objectively as possible. By using drone photography, you can quickly see how two groups of people, separated by a [...]

Julle Mense “You People” Podcasts

As we grapple with matters of justice, we are convinced that engaging with a wide variety of perspectives and opinions is integral to forming your next steps. Check out these episodes by our friends at Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice, covering a few different topics on Land and Space. https://www.isiphambano.com/  In the light of the controversy surrounding the failure of the City of [...]

Toddler years (12-24 months)

Spiritual development of a child Psalm 78: “2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, 3 things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. 4 We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and [...]

On the move (3-12 months)

As Jesus entered Jerusalem, his triumphal entry caused the whole city to be stirred. People everywhere were asking ‘who is this?’ Jesus goes to the temple, drives out the moneychangers, heals the blind and lame. At this point, Matthew points out the response of two groups of people: the religious, rule abiding adults and the children: “But when the chief [...]

The fourth trimester (0-3 months)

Birth is an incredible thing. So many ‘firsts’. Little baby goes from being inside her mother, to breathing air for the first time, seeing light for the first time and being able to grip onto her mother and father. Mom and dad get to hold her for the first time, seeing her. Very quickly everything changes. Nine months of [...]

New Life (Pregnancy)

It is profound to consider the myriad of processes that take place in the womb. Consider how many cells must multiply to get from two cells joining together to an infant at birth. We marvel at these incredible concepts. When we introduce our faith into this, we have even greater reason to stand in awe. Psalm 139 tells us: “For [...]

Parents first

If you were asked: what does a child in the first thousand days need? Fairly quickly you could describe what an infant needs. It isn’t one thing – it is a range. And it isn’t only one demographic of child that needs this. All children everywhere need a combination of things to thrive and develop. The ‘building blocks’ of [...]