Translation Workshop Week 3

Well, the weather seems to be warming up somewhat – we are no longer huddled in jumpers and jackets in the mornings. On Saturday we had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and go walking in th...

Jesus: Marriage and Divorce

In my sermon at Above Bar Church this evening, I mentioned a paper which was of interest – you can find it here. If you have any thoughts on the paper, or on the sermon, I’d be grateful if...

Good News: Bad News

The BBC News website has a very optimistic article about a new treatment for malaria which could save the lives of many thousands of African children. It’s hard for us, living in the West, to ap...

100 People

What would the world look like if the population were reduced to 100? There is an excellent and very informative short movie on this site which is well worth a look. This post is more than a year old....

Translation travails

I suppose 6 deg C isn’t that cold – but it certainly feels it without heating! The days are starting cold and if there is a cloudless sky, it warms up to 22 or 23 deg, cooling again as soo...

Brand’s Beat

My friend John Brand of AIM has just started a new blog and has been friendly enough to give us a mention. John is the European director of AIM and I’m sure that his blog will develop as a good ...

News from Antsirabe

I thought I’d had a long journey from Southampton to Antsirabe in central Madagascar. I left home at 5 am on Saturday, flew via Paris to Antananarivo where I stayed the night in a hotel and cont...

Cricket lovely cricket!

This post needs a cross-cultural warning. People who were not brought up in the British Commonwealth struggle to understand why cricket is so fascinating. I’m afraid that I can’t help much...