Africa Computing/Internet Reviews

His Part of Nairobi

Last week in Nairobi, I bumped into fellow missionary Blogger Paul Merril. I’ve had a sidebar link to Paul’s site for ages now, but I wanted to highlight it a little. Paul has the great ability to still see new and interesting things in African life despite having lived in Nairobi for years now. One […]

Family News


Lingamish has posted a comment on one of Sue’s email posts from Madagascar (nice chap that he is) and he mentions that he is looking forward to seeing the photographs. Unfortunately, as some of you know, I had to leave for Kenya within a very short time of Sue’s arrival from Madagascar and while I […]

Africa Observations Travel

Why are Africans such “bad” drivers?

I realise that the title of this post is a little controversial, to say the least. However, any European or North American who visits a major African city is likely to be amazed at the way that people drive. This worst driving tends to occur when there are traffic jams. Surprisingly, traffic jams are very […]

Church: World Mission Observations Reviews

The Christian Centre of Gravity

The nice people at Wycliffe Australia have put my essay about the changing face of the World Church on their website. I suspect this is the last time that I’ll be listed alongside such luminaries as Patrick Johnstone and Philp Jenkins, but I’ll take the kudos while I can! The title of my essay isn’t […]

Bible Translation Computing/Internet


PhoneyBible is a superb little application for you mobile phone which was developed by a friend of our Sam’s. The website says: PhoneyBible is avaible in 34 translations. It allows you to start reading from any book, chapter or verse. From there you can scroll forward or back, or choose somewhere new to read. PhoneyBible remembers […]


Jesus: Marriage and Divorce

In my sermon at Above Bar Church this evening, I mentioned a paper which was of interest – you can find it here. If you have any thoughts on the paper, or on the sermon, I’d be grateful if you left a comment. If you would like to listen to the sermon itself, you can […]

Africa Politics

Good News: Bad News

The BBC News website has a very optimistic article about a new treatment for malaria which could save the lives of many thousands of African children. It’s hard for us, living in the West, to appreciate how difficult and how prevalent malaria is in other parts of the world. Any treatment which can help it […]

Observations Politics

100 People

What would the world look like if the population were reduced to 100? There is an excellent and very informative short movie on this site which is well worth a look. This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no […]

Africa Computing/Internet

Brand’s Beat

My friend John Brand of AIM has just started a new blog and has been friendly enough to give us a mention. John is the European director of AIM and I’m sure that his blog will develop as a good source of information on the Christian scene in Africa. This post is more than a […]

Bible Translation Mission

Better Bibles Blog: The foolish things of this world

Suzanne McCarthy has just made a terrific post at Better Bibles Blog which, to my mind, captures some of the real missional spirit of Bible translation. In the end it isn’t all about technical questions or whether the NIV is better than the ESV, it’s about our God reaching out to his broken world. Link […]