Harder than You Might Think

A simple, straightforward chapter of the Bible contains a real gotcha for the translator.

A Sermon for Easter

We can’t condone what Judas did, but we can understand it.

There’s a New World Coming

The Christmas story isn’t really about angels, shepherds, wise men, little donkeys or any of the other paraphenalia of Christmas, it is about the recreation of the whole world

Disciples Make Disciples

Training in cross-cultural evangelism, language learning and what have you is important, but on their own these things won’t do.

Posts from the Past: Why I think Bible Translation is Important

This one goes back to March 2006. I’d write something rather different today, but there is some interesting thoughts here. This is a rough piece of work that I vaguely hope will become the basis for my MTh thesis. I’m putting it out in public view now so that I can get feedback and ideas […]

When You Can’t See the Wood for The Missional Trees

Our best motivations, strategies and theologies can do nothing to heal a broken world – only Jesus can do that.

Who Said John 3:16?

You have to get punctuation right in English if you are to convey the correct meaning. The problem is that the Greek and Hebrew Bibles don’t use punctuation, which is a relatively modern invention. 

Getting the Cart and the Horse in the Right Order

No, mission isn’t the highest priority for the church, whatever the inspirational posters say.

Love and Lust

Thoughts on love, lust and a positive vision for life, from the Sermon on the Mount.

Books I Have Read: Transcending Mission

A longish review of the most thought provoking book that I’ve read in a long time!