News from Antsirabe

I thought I’d had a long journey from Southampton to Antsirabe in central Madagascar. I left home at 5 am on Saturday, flew via Paris to Antananarivo where I stayed the night in a hotel and cont...

Cricket lovely cricket!

This post needs a cross-cultural warning. People who were not brought up in the British Commonwealth struggle to understand why cricket is so fascinating. I’m afraid that I can’t help much...

Spam, spam, spam, spam, spaaam!

Overnight, we were hit by about two hundred spam comments advertising gambling on US sports. At least that’s what they said they were doing, I didn’t follow any of the URL’s to check...

Theology and Pictures

Thanks to Dave Burke for the link to David Niblack’s web page. Here you can find some theology articles, lots of nice photographs and some free PowerPoint templates. It’s well worth a visi...

Where I’ve Been

I just found an interesting site where you can make a map of the places you have visited. Despite travelling a fair bit, my map still shows that there are lots of bits of the world that I haven’...

The Mission of God in the Real World

This long post is an edited version of a sermon I preached yesterday in Southampton. If you would like to listen to the full version, you can here my dulcet tones here. John 20:21 21Again Jesus said, ...

A Good Political Read

Those of you who know me well will recognise that I have strong political views which don’t often overlap with the British Conservative party. That being said, even at the height of the Thatcher...

Eponymous Town

While we were up north visiting family last week, we spent a couple of hours in Marsden, which is not far from where Sue’s mum lives. It’s the first time I’ve ever been to Marsden de...