Smells

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 »

Sermon: Jesus – Who Does He Think He Is?

There is an MP3 of my 7 May sermon at Above Bar Church available for download here. The Above Bar website has recently been updated and looks rather swish. They are using the RSS feed from this site in the news section. This means that this link to the Above Bar website will appear on… Read More »

Work and Play

In the afternoons over the last week I’ve been leading a group of Bible Translation Organisation leaders through a technique called Appreciative Inquiry. The idea is to start off by working out what it is that encourages you and gives you energy and then developing a strategic plan based on those things. One of the… Read More »

Morning in Kenya

I had planned to blog regularly during my trip to Kenya, but as so often happens, reality and my planning have not quite overlapped. The last couple of days have been very hectic and there has not been a lot of spare time. In addition to helping to make the conference run smoothly, I’m meeting… Read More »

Travel to Kenya

I’ve been saying to people how I’ll be able to stay in contact while in Kenya because the Internet connection at the centre where I’ll be staying is excellent. Well, so far, I’ve not been able to get a connection at all. Hopefully it will improve. The trip out here was fine. At Heathrow, I… Read More »

Photographs of Madagascar

Sue took lots of photos in Madagascar and we’ve placed quite a few of them in the gallery. There are pictures of Bible Translators at work, travel in Madagascar and some very nice scenery like the picture above (oh, and some lemurs!). If you haven’t read Sue’s posts about her trip you can find them… Read More »

Translating Sin

That is to say, translation of sin, not the sin of translation! On Sunday evening I preached on Mark 2 at Above Bar Church. As part of the sermon I talked about the nature of sin. As I stood at the door to give preacher’s handshakes to folks on their way out, someone questioned my… Read More »

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 things out – we make our plans, but sometimes amid unforeseen circumstances, God has other ideas. I was supposed… Read More »