Christian Centre of Gravity

This is an essay which I wrote for my Contemporary Theologies of Mission Module. Sorry, it is rather lengthy, but it might be of interest to some – it takes a different spin on the issue of the relationship between the growing church in the South and the Churches in the traditional Western homeland of… Read More »

Singing the Bible

Bible translator David Ker has recorded demos of a number of songs and made them available at Soundclick. For the most part, the songs are Scripture set to music. Give them a listen, they are worth it. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites,… Read More »

Changing things around

You might notice, if you look closely, that there have been a few changes to the layout of this site. Thanks to the good work of Rob Miller at roblog, I’ve been able to make the book review and library section a bit more obvious. You can now get an overview of the books that… Read More »

(Not Bible) Translating

One of the things which I often do at conferences is help with the simultaneous interpretation from English to French. Because I was involved in facilitating our recent meeting, I didn’t have time to do any translating, however, on the last night we had a communion service and I sat in the booth and gave… Read More »


I’ve heard it said that the sense of smell is the most evocative of our senses. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to put this to the test. As part of the workshop on Results Based Management that I started to help lead yesterday (the Africa leaders’ meeting finished the day before) we had the group… Read More »

The Bible wasn’t Written To You

David Ker has placed a terrific post on his Blog, Lingamish, on how the Bible should be read and understood. It’s well worth a read. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on… Read More »

A Weepy Day

It’s been a funny day. It’s not often that I start crying; much less twice in one day! Over lunch I was involved in a discussion about renegotiating the contract with FATEAC, a theological college in Abidjan which runs a degree course in Bible translation. Seven or eight years ago I was involved in the… Read More »