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 from people who have used African airports. With the possible exceptions of South African Airways and Kenya… Read More »

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 my experience and observation simply offering better Bible teaching has not produced better disciples.’ …I hear many… Read More »

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, the nature of that story. Of course, with something as complex as God’s relationship with humanity, there… Read More »

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 discipleship training course in Southampton.  Articles by Lingamish and N.T. Wright are the main inspirations for the actual content of what… Read More »

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. However, it can be tricky, when Bassam lies down to sleep, it is very easy to run over her… Read More »

Low-Tech Bible Study

What is the best way to study the Bible? According to Lingamish it is to study the Bible! Nice and simple. This post has a number of very good things to say about how to read the Bible and the value of different types of Bible study. Language is complex. There are many ways to… Read More »

For What it’s Worth…

If you are interested (or even if you are not), you can find my Christianity Magazine review of Simon Guillebaud’s book ‘For What it’s Worth: A Call to No Holds Barred Discipleship’ here. It was one of those books which has lots of good bits, but which added up to a rather unsatisfactory whole. This… Read More »


Sue returned from Madagascar over three weeks ago, but in that time we’ve more or less passed like ships in the night, with me being in Africa for a week and Sue spending most of the rest of the intervening time with her mum who is very ill. However, we’ve managed to grab a few… Read More »

Translation is no Joke

There is an excellent, and rather amusing, post at Better Bibles Blog which illustrates some basic principles of Bible translation. You don’t often get cartoons in Bible translation articles – so you really should read this one. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites,… Read More »