A UN journalist (and all round good-bloke) shares why he reads Kouyanet (and suggest that it needs a name change).
I observe that mission work in Central and Eastern Europe and worldwide operates increasingly on the basis of secular business principles instead of theological principles, focusing more on outputs and end results instead of fruits growing in a hidden way,
Jesus words in John 20:21 have been significant in helping me develop a different missionary perspective - " As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you." I see now that the special call doesn't matter, the place doesn't matter, what does matter is the Jesus has sent me and I am as "sent" here as others are "sent" there. Jesus told his early disciples to be disciples who make disciples. Does he say the same to us? Obvious answer - "Yes".
Bible Translation This theme brings us back to a couple of perennial issues. One of the things which never ceases to amaze me is the way in which people hold to the belief that the King James Version is the only acceptable translation of the Bible. The original translators certainly didn't believe this, as this excellent post … Continue reading Bible and Mission Links 17
On the door to my office it says, Executive Director: Eddie Arthur, which sounds very impressive. To be honest, there are times when I wonder what on earth I'm doing in that office anyway. This isn't because of the fine sounding title, it is because of some of the men who have sat in that … Continue reading Sitting in a Giant’s Seat
Memes seem to be like busses, you don't see one for ages, then two come along at once. Lingamish has tagged me with another meme asking me to produce a basic Christian creed in 140 characters or less. I don't have time to really explore this at the moment, but I've been pondering the relationship … Continue reading Tweet Creed Meme
Paul has tagged me with a meme asking me to name my five most memorable restaurant experiences, so here goes: The first was at the Melting Pot in Sunderland in 1976. My brother Phil took our family out for dinner to celebrate my 18th birthday. Eating out wasn't really a part of my childhood, so … Continue reading Memorable Restaurants
About ten years ago, I was asked to serve on an interenational study group in our organisation that was looking at how to improve some aspects of our finance functions. At the time, I was extremely impressed with Doyle Peterson who chaired the comission; leading the disucssions and helping a disparate group reach conclusions. Since … Continue reading Friends
One of the (numerous) good things about this trip to Orlando has been seeing old friends, including Bob Creson, the President of Wycliffe USA. I first met Bob when he was teaching on our Africa Orientation Course in early 1988 and over the years we have bumped into each other in various places and doing … Continue reading Connections
Thanks Z. File under bemusement.