Work and Play

In the afternoons over the last week I’ve been leading a group of Bible Translation Organisation leaders through a technique called Appreciative Inquiry. The idea is to start off by working out ...

Morning in Kenya

I had planned to blog regularly during my trip to Kenya, but as so often happens, reality and my planning have not quite overlapped. The last couple of days have been very hectic and there has not bee...

Travel to Kenya

I’ve been saying to people how I’ll be able to stay in contact while in Kenya because the Internet connection at the centre where I’ll be staying is excellent. Well, so far, I’...

Photographs of Madagascar

Sue took lots of photos in Madagascar and we’ve placed quite a few of them in the gallery. There are pictures of Bible Translators at work, travel in Madagascar and some very nice scenery like t...

Translating Sin

That is to say, translation of sin, not the sin of translation! On Sunday evening I preached on Mark 2 at Above Bar Church. As part of the sermon I talked about the nature of sin. As I stood at the do...

Back in Tana

I’m back in the capital (Antananarivo, Tana for short) again after my unexpected travels to the Bara area. As Eddie wrote a few days ago in his post, it is sometimes amazing the way God works th...

Life Without Time Or Numbers

There is a very sympathetic article about the work of linguist Dan Everett in the Independent today. The article discusses Everett’s work with the Piraha people of Brazil and describes how his r...

Why Most Bibles Have Two Columns

There is an interestin post at The ESV Bible Blog on why most Bibles have two columns. There are three reasons apparently; Economics, Readibility and History. The article makes a good read for anyone ...

Skype

Isn’t technology amazing?  I’ve just spent ninety minutes  in a conference call with three colleagues; one in Canada, one in Kenya and one in Thailand. That’s four continents and ...

What is God Doing?

Some thoughts on God’s providence… At lunchtime today, Sue texted me. It was the first time I’d heard from here in three or four days and I was starting to get worried. It’s fu...