Jesus: What’s Really Important

There is an MP3 download of my latest sermon at Above Bar Church available. The passage is Mark 14:1-26 and the sermon has a somewhat original start. If you listen to it, let me know what you think. T...

Money Makes the Web Go Round

As you can see by the visitor map, we have been getting an increasing number of visitors to the Kouya Chronicle. Not only that, but quite a few people are downloading (and using?) some of the presenta...

What is the Emerging Church

A while ago, I reviewed D.A. Carson’s book Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church. At the time, I was not particularly impressed with what Carson had to say (and I’m still not). Ther...

Language and Politics

The BBC has an interesting article on the way that language is influencing the way that people vote in the Democratic Republic of Zaire. It is hard for people who live in broadly monolingual situation...

Air Travel in Africa

The Daily Telegraph has an article on air travel in Africa that might explain why Sue and I are always amused when people complain about how bad Heathrow is. It will no doubt raise a few wry smiles fr...

What is the purpose of Bible Teaching?

Hamo at Backyard Missionary has written an excellent short post on the reason for Bible teaching. You can find it here. Here is a brief taster of what he has to say, I find it compelling stuff. ‘In ...

The Purpose of the Bible: Part Two

In the first post in this series, I suggested that the purpose of the Bible is to tell us the story of God’s dealings with his creation. In this post, I would like to describe, in broad terms, t...

The Purpose of the Bible: Part One

This is the first in a series (probably two) articles I’d like to write on the purpose of the Bible. Ifirst started reflecting on this when preparing a session for the Learning to Serve disciple...

Under My Desk

Last week, I posted a photograph of my desk. This week, I thought I’d show you the scene under my desk. There is something very comforting about having a Spaniel sitting under your desk all day....