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Christian Life Mission Sermons

The Mission of God in the Real World

This long post is an edited version of a sermon I preached yesterday in Southampton. If you would like to listen to the full version, you can here my dulcet tones here. John 20:21 21Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22And with that he […]

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Reviews

A Good Political Read

Those of you who know me well will recognise that I have strong political views which don’t often overlap with the British Conservative party. That being said, even at the height of the Thatcher years, I always had a sneaking regard for the MP for our University town of Bath. That regard grew enormously when […]

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Travel

Eponymous Town

While we were up north visiting family last week, we spent a couple of hours in Marsden, which is not far from where Sue’s mum lives. It’s the first time I’ve ever been to Marsden despite the fact I’ve been visiting the area for years. This is surprising, because Marsden is Sue’s family name. As […]

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Computing/Internet Travel

Google Earth

If you haven’t downloaded a copy of Google Earth, then you really should. It needs a decent internet connection to run, but it’s well worth the bother. You can view photographs of the whole of the planet, measure distances, tilt the landscape and do all sorts of good stuff. In most of the industrialised world […]

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Christian Life Mission Reviews

2020: A Correction

A couple of days ago, I posted about an article in Christianity Magazine to which I’d contributed some comments. At that point, I mentioned that the article wasn’t available on their website and that you would have to buy a copy if you wanted to see my thoughts on what world mission would look like […]

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Travel

On the road again

In the words of ‘Canned Heat’ (sixties rock band for those who don’t recognise them). I’m on the road again. I arrived back in Southampton yesterday morning and today we are heading up north to visit our parents. From the banks of the Niger to the banks of the Wear with a night in Southampton […]

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Travel

Time To Go Home

Well, the workshop has been pretty good. The last thing we did was to get people to comment on the positives and negatives of the last week. There were lots of positives with a number of translation teams saying that we’d helped them to think about their translation programmes in ways that hadn’t occured to […]

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Reviews

The Church in 2020

I was one of the contributers to an article on the future of the British Church in the latest edition of Christianity Magazine. Unfortunately, they’ve not chosen to put the article on the website, so if you want to read my thoughts on what overseas mission will look like by 2020, you’ll have to pay […]

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Travel

Workshop Photos

The bits of the paper on the wall are the plan for language development work in a Saharan language. Putting them on the wall like this allows us to move things around until we are happy with how it all works. The silouhette below is hardly flattering unfortunately. This post is more than a year […]

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Travel

Tuesday

It’s been a pretty good day today. The translation teams that I’m working with have done very well. Lots of good progress in developing plans for the future. I was a little worried at the start, but once they got going, everyone was joining in most entusiastically. I was invited for dinner by a Swiss […]