Tag: identity

Happy to be single

[notice]Gateway News Reporter Debbie Hemmens writes a message of encouragement to single women — adapted from a talk she presented to a group of single ladies. [/notice] When it comes to unwanted titles, I have one that I would have loved to never have had and that would be ‘infertility’. […]

How Does the Gospel of the Kingdom impact xenophobia?

[notice]A monthly column that reflects on living in the Kingdom of God.[/notice] At the foundation of xenophobia or genocide is an underlying narrative that dehumanises the other. Victims of slavery, genocide and xenophobic violence have been called ‘less than human’, ‘cockroaches’ or other demeaning labels such as ‘kwerekwere’ in our […]

Mentors and dads will play role in crowning daughters of the King in SA

Reflections on inaugural “Becoming a Modern Day Princess” leadership training [notice]Debbie Hemmens reports back on the recent SA launch of the “Becoming A Modern Day Princess” mentorship programme for young girls with a leadership training session by programme founder Doreen Hanna.[/notice] Our pre-teens and teens often listen to the media […]

Defeating racism

A few weeks ago Gateway News carried a story of an interaction I had at the Karoo Mighty Men Conference with Everall, a man who harboured racist views towards black people. It was after I was finished with my ministry that a gentleman involved in security came to the speakers’ […]