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Observations

The Not So Good Old Days

I’ve spent a good slice of today writing a talk which is based on Genesis 12, but which dips in and out of Ezekiel. Now, I know my Bible fairly well, I can’t always quote things chapter and verse, but if I need something from the New Testament, I can usually make a pretty educated […]

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Bible Translation Computing/Internet

Translation or Evolution

We often get asked why we don’t use Google translate or some other online tool to do Bible translation. Well, the simple answer is that they are just not good enough! Take this example… Our friend Jane recently posted a nice piece about the Kouya translation and our friend Didier on her blog. Jane, lives […]

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Bible Translation Mission

Lessons for the Church from Steve Jobs 1: Stuff

A while ago, Krish Kandiah asked on Facebook what the Church could learn from Steve Jobs’ life. Predictably, most of the answers were about the value of innovation, following a dream and wearing a cool black turtle neck sweater. However, the discussion got me thinking and I came up with three important lessons that the […]

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Computing/Internet Humour Mission

A Few Good Posts

I don’t make a habit of doing the ‘Friday link’ thing – I’m not organised enough, to remember what I’ve read. However, I’ve been struck by a some posts by a few of my favourite bloggers this week: Firstly, Onesimus had some great things to say about success in the church: Success has nothing to […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

What is the Value of Twitter?

I’ve always been somewhat ambivalent about Twitter. I quite enjoy using it, but I also find the limit of 160 characters makes it more or less impossible to say anything at all nuanced. So why do I use twitter? I think that there are three main reasons: The main reason I use twitter, is also […]

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Computing/Internet

ScribeSub

The internet makes it very easy to publish articles online. However, it is very difficult to actually make money through online publishing, especially if you are not a famous writer. One solution to this is ScribeSub an extremely easy to use online publishing platform. All articles on ScribeSub can be read for a dollar, of […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

The Internet and the World

This picture is an amazing representation of the spread of Facebook around the world. If you are interested in how it was produced, you can read about it here. It is fascinating to look at the places where there is very little Facebook activity; I realise very few people live in central Australia, but why […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

You Can’t Trust People in Africa

At least that’s what PayPal and other online companies seem to think. I haven’t been able to use PayPal for two months. I just got profiled for extra security measures on Facebook. I can’t make certain purchases from Africa. Few organizations ship goods to me here. Let’s be honest; living in Africa, or being African, […]

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Computing/Internet

Six Years of Facebook

This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is impossible for us to keep up to date with everything.

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Computing/Internet Mission

Media and Mission

An interesting 15 minute presentation from my mate, Phil. Learning, growing and sharing: The use of Media in Mission View more webinars from Phil Prior. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on […]