I have to say that I like our garden at this time of year. The phtograph doesn’t really do it justice because the sun decided to go in just as I was taking it and my phone is not the world’s greatest camera. I can’t use our proper camera because Sue has taken it to […]

Sue In Madagascar: First Report

Five thirty in the morning; Southampton airport. Sue set off for her consuting trip to Madagascar. Her first flight is the short hop over to Paris and then she has a ten hour flight down to Antananarivo where she should arrive about midnight local time. Tomorrow, Saturday, she will be in Antananarivo all day, spending […]


URBANarmy Is an interesting blog that’s well worth a look. It describes itself as “a collection of urban missio Dei musings and ponderings. There is an excellent link to a book review site that is well worth a glance if you are interested in mission. This post is more than a year old. It is […]

Which Translation Should I Use?

There is a good post at Better Bibles Blog on which English language Bible is the best to use. 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 the web and it is impossible […]

Don’t let your left foot know what your right foot is doing…

I’ve had a bad week with things going wrong! As Sue mentioned in her last post, I left my wallet in a friend’s car last week. It was returned with the contents intact, but by then all of our credit cards had been cancelled just in case. Now, Amazon, our ISP and all of the […]

Easter in Baghdad

There was a fascinating piece in the Times this weekend about Easter in Baghdad. It’s well worth a read. Thanks to Paul for bringing it to my attention by reading it out in Church on Easter morning. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, […]


I’ve just installed a new WordPress Plugin called Lightbox that should make looking at photographs a little more interesting. It seems to work nicely. The picture here was one that Sam took on our flight up to Edinburgh three weeks or so ago. You need to double click on the picture to see it properly. […]

of the Vista; of the alcohol

This is what you get when you translate the simple phrase out of sight; out of mind to and from five different European languages. The confusing link is that French translated mind as ├ęsprit which comes back to English as spirit and which Spanish then translates as alcohol. It’s a lot of fun and you […]

The Sound of Kouya

If you are interested in hearing what Kouya sounds like, Gospel Recordings Network have a couple of sermons by our friend Bahi Laurent available for download in MP3 format. Sermon 1 Sermon 2 This is Laurent with the manuscript of the Kouya New Testament. This post is more than a year old. It is quite […]

Translating the Scriptures and the Gospel

I’ve been rereading The Continuing Conversion of the Church, by Darrell Guder this week. It really is an excellent book which I strongly reccomend to anyone who has responsibility for thinking through the mission and role of the Church. This isn’t an easy book and it doesn’t lay out a twelve step programme of how […]