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...

Saturday in Fianar

Well, I’m almost half way through my trip and I think I may have got the water system sussed here. Since the water is heated by solar panels, there is hot water in the evenings, but it’s n...

Bible Version Schizophrenia

There is an interesting post and comments on Bible-version-schizophrenia at Better Bibles Blog. For the record, I tend to work with the NIV, because that is the Bible that most churches I go to use, I...

Sidebars and Internet Explorer

Thank you to the friend who pointed out that the sidebars of Kouya.net have not been showing up in Internet Explorer, but were showing up in Firefox and Opera. Apologies to the friend (you know who yo...

Springtime

I have to say that I like our garden at this time of year. The phtograph doesn’t really do it justice because the sun decided to go in just as I was taking it and my phone is not the world’...

Safe Arrival in Fianarantsoa

On Friday it took 10 hours to fly from Paris to Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar. Then on Sunday it took us almost 10 hours to drive the more or less 400 km from Tana to Fianarantsoa. It wasn’...