God’s Mission

Evangelicals Now has made available some extracts from the introduction of Chris Wrights new book; The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (see the top of our Amazon Wishlist)....

More on Learning about the UK Church

In my post on Where to find information on the church in the UK I included a number of useful links. One which I didn’t include, but which I probably aught to have included is Cranmer. This blog...

Sights I never wanted to see.

I knew that Ivory Coast was divided in two; that there was a civil war in 2002 and that there have subesquently been major anti-French riots in some of the bigger cities. But reading about something o...

Old Friends

My friend Myles is a very talented chap. Sue and I first met Myles and his wife Janet almost twenty years ago when we were all setting out in our careers in Africa and taking part in an orientation co...

Negotiations

I’ve mentioned this before once or twice; when we lived in Ivory Coast, I was involved in the initial negotiations to set up a Bible translation degree programme at a theological seminary in Abi...

Reflex Actions

The urge to check the pigeon holes in the Abidjan SIL office when I arrived last night was overwhelming. My brain knows full well that it’s six and a half years since we lived here and that the ...

Lessons in Humility!

Well, I try and post interesting and thought provoking material on this website, but the post that has elicited the most response was the one with a video of me falling out of a raft! There is some le...

The Plight of Protestants in Turkey

 Archbishop Cranmer (or someone purporting to be he) has an interesting post which combines a look at the plight of Protestant Christians in Turkey, the Pope’s recent visit to that country ...

Garden Warming

Today is the second of December – nothing unusual about that, we generally get a second of December around this time every year. What is unusual is that I mowed the lawn today. It used to be tha...

Which Bible should I use?

I gave a talk on which English Bible translation is the best one to use at Learning to Serve yesterday. If you are interested, my PowerPoint presentation (complete with typos) is available here. Howev...