Are Sisters Brothers

I really must get round to writing something myself in the next few days. In the meantime, there is another excellent article on the Better Bible Blog entitled Are Sisters Brothers? This gives a great...

Translation and Gender Issues

Gordon Tisher of the Balafon blog has posted an interesting article on translation and gender issues. He is specifically commenting on some of the questions raised by the Inclusive edition of the NIV,...

A Good Blog

I spent some time today looking at different Bible translation blogs (you would be surprised – then again, perhaps not) at how many they are. I’ve put a few links lower down. I thought thi...

Bible Translation and the Incarnation

The last few weeks, I’ve been mulling over what Bible translation is all about (this comes a bit late, after twenty years in the field). At the most basic level, Bible translation is a very effe...

Investing in Volunteers

In a week or two’s time, I’m due to lead a session on ‘Investing in Volunteers’. I’m not entirely sure how I got myself into this and I’m far from sure about what I...

Challenging Times » Can churches grow?

Challenging Times » Can churches grow? ‘If we are really going to see the Christian faith thrive again then we will need three other things: * Ways to develop and sustain a more radical kind of Chr...

Fire at Southampton University.

BBC News | In pictures | Fire at university laboratory We live fairly close to the University and we could see the smoke from our house. Normally, I don’t see anyone else up and about when I tak...

Work Life Balance

A few weeks ago I was asked to teach a session on Time Management on the Learning to Serve course here in Southampton. This was a bit of a joke given how much I struggle with time management myself, h...