Translation or Evolution

We often get asked why we don't use Google translate or some other online tool to do Bible translation. Well, the simple answer is that they are just not good enough! Take this example... Our friend Jane recently posted a nice piece about the Kouya translation and our friend Didier on her blog. Jane, lives … Continue reading Translation or Evolution

Lessons for the Church from Steve Jobs 1: Stuff

A while ago, Krish Kandiah asked on Facebook what the Church could learn from Steve Jobs' life. Predictably, most of the answers were about the value of innovation, following a dream and wearing a cool black turtle neck sweater. However, the discussion got me thinking and I came up with three important lessons that the … Continue reading Lessons for the Church from Steve Jobs 1: Stuff

A Few Good Posts

I don't make a habit of doing the 'Friday link' thing - I'm not organised enough, to remember what I've read. However, I've been struck by a some posts by a few of my favourite bloggers this week: Firstly, Onesimus had some great things to say about success in the church: Success has nothing to … Continue reading A Few Good Posts

What is the Value of Twitter?

I've always been somewhat ambivalent about Twitter. I quite enjoy using it, but I also find the limit of 160 characters makes it more or less impossible to say anything at all nuanced. So why do I use twitter? I think that there are three main reasons: The main reason I use twitter, is also … Continue reading What is the Value of Twitter?


The internet makes it very easy to publish articles online. However, it is very difficult to actually make money through online publishing, especially if you are not a famous writer. One solution to this is ScribeSub an extremely easy to use online publishing platform. All articles on ScribeSub can be read for a dollar, of … Continue reading ScribeSub

The Internet and the World

This picture is an amazing representation of the spread of Facebook around the world. If you are interested in how it was produced, you can read about it here. It is fascinating to look at the places where there is very little Facebook activity; I realise very few people live in central Australia, but why … Continue reading The Internet and the World

You Can’t Trust People in Africa

At least that's what PayPal and other online companies seem to think. I haven’t been able to use PayPal for two months. I just got profiled for extra security measures on Facebook. I can’t make certain purchases from Africa. Few organizations ship goods to me here. Let’s be honest; living in Africa, or being African, … Continue reading You Can’t Trust People in Africa

Essay Writing Service

Since I wrote a post on language learning a few days back, we have been targeted by spam comments  from essay writing services. Normally I wouldn't want to advertise this sort of thing, but then again, some Kouya Chronicle reader may have a need for the sort of high quality essays that these people provide. … Continue reading Essay Writing Service