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 … Continue reading Christian Centre of Gravity

All Together Now: Why Bible Translation is Important II

This is a follow on to an earlier post (sort of). In the Garden of Gethsamane, Jesus prayed for his followers: "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me … Continue reading All Together Now: Why Bible Translation is Important II

Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy!

It is always nice when you come across the source of a quote which you have read many times before. I've often heard Leslie Newbigin quoted as saying that Mission begins with an explosion of joy and today, reading his book 'The Gospel in a Pluralist Society', I came across the full quote. I'm going … Continue reading Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy!

Home, home again: I like to be there when I can.

A non-existant prize to the first person who posts a comment saying where this title came from. I flew home from Kenya last night. It has been a truly memorable two and a half weeks, but also very tiring. I kept thinking of all sorts of good things to blog about, but I didn't have … Continue reading Home, home again: I like to be there when I can.

(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 … Continue reading (Not Bible) Translating