The Warehouse is an organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, that is passionate about societal transformation through an engaged and justice-centered church. With this podcast we invite you to journey with us in discovering what following Jesus looks like within our contexts today.
Spatial Justice in Suburban Churches: Fresh Imagination for the 'Church on the Corner'
In this episode we explore the idea of spatial justice as it relates to suburban churches- how churches are grappling with this concept, where some of the challenges lie, where hope is emerging, and what a fresh imagination could look like as we think about spatial justice in the context of 'the church on the corner'. These reflections emerge from Caroline Powell's recently completed master’s project on suburban churches and spatial justice.
The Good Food Club: Kindling Prophetic Imagination for Alternative Food Systems
In this conversation we chat to Liesl Stewart and Abby Plaatjes Fehrsen about their journey with the Good Food Club, a solidarity food purchasing community which seeks to challenge some of the injustices present within our food systems.
Reading the Bible in Context
Check out this conversation with Sithembiso Zwane, director of UKZN's Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research. In this episode we chat about the history of Contextual Bible Study in South Africa, the bible as a site of struggle, how context influences the ways in which we read and interpret the bible, and how to read scripture faithfully as we grapple with the realities of our contexts and our commitments to follow the way of Jesus in the world.
The Plight of Black Women in the Church: Claiming Space Amidst Displacement
In South Africa, both our history and our present is rife with stories of displacement and the destruction of home- from stories of forced removals with the group areas act, to stories of evictions under Covid-19 lockdown. In this conversation with Ntando Mlambo, Thami James, Precious Bikitsha, Sesihle Manzini, Ayanda Nxusani and Thandi Gamedze, we use this idea of displacement to think about the particular experience of black women in the church, and begin to explore what it might look like for such spaces to become home.
*Please forgive us for imperfect sound! This is our first attempt at a part-socially-distanced, part-zoom podcast.
Food: Tool Of Oppression, Means Of Liberation
Food has a crucial place in the wider systems of injustice that create poverty and marginality, thus if we are to re-imagine a liberated society, this is perhaps the most important place to begin. In this episode, Thandi chats to Zukile and Monwabisi about food systems, food security and theology. Our Father who art in heaven, give us today our daily bread...
The Sacrifice Of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa Part 1
Eight people (Ayanda Nxusani, Sesihle Manzini, Helene Visagie, Ashley Visagie, Wendy Lewin, Gillian Barlow, Lana Franks and Thandi Gamedze) who have been on a journey of collaboratively and reflectively reading Emmanuel Katongole's book, The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa, got together to record a conversation to reflect on their journey through part one of the book, exploring what it might mean for the story of Christianity in our context.