Perhaps it's because I turned fifty this year, but I've found myself musing on the way my interests have changed over the years. This was thrown into relief by a series of blog posts on how one should translate πίστις Χριστοῦ. This apparently simple Greek phrase could mean 'faith in Christ' or 'the faithfullness of … Continue reading πίστις Χριστοῦ: Am I bovvered?
It's hard to explain exactly what Twitter is. The official description is: Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Basically, it is a system that allows you to make short statements (no more than … Continue reading Twitter
John Hobbins has produced an amazing list of bloggers who write about the Bible in one capacity or another. There is some wonderful stuff here and it is well worth a look.
Peter has tagged me with a meme asking what I was doing 10, 20 and 30 years ago. Well, I don't have a diary to hand, but I can more or less work it out. October 1997. As a family we were living in Abidjan where we had just returned from a year's furlough in … Continue reading 10-20-30
I've not received my invitation to tonight's Christian Blog Awards ceremony. I guess this means I won't be winning one! Mind you, looking at the list of categories, I can't see where I would fit in. More to the point, I can't see where most of the blogs I read and respect would fit on … Continue reading Christian Blog Awards
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Sometimes an idea which can seem good in one context seems positively daft in another. There is an illustration of this in Lingamish's treatment of the well intentioned, but ultimately unrealistic one laptop per child project. This project is a very good example of creating dependency, which I touched on here. By the way, if … Continue reading One Laptop Per Child
There was a time in the mid nineteen nineties where we wanted to phone home from Ivory Coast. At that time we were living in Gouabafla and the nearest phone was about forty minutes drive away. Unfortunately the nearest phone didn't work and after a number of abortive trips to town, we eventually gave up … Continue reading Communication
I was somewhat flattered to see Kouya Chronicle listed among the experienced missionary blogs at missionaryblogs.com. There are some interesting sites on the list and it's worth taking a look if you have a few minutes.