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
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
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.
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!
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 … Continue reading Changing things around
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.
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
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 … Continue reading Smells
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.
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 … Continue reading A Weepy Day