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People of Peace / Gatekeepers

People of Peace / Gatekeepers

Jesus said to her, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband - for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.”…

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Hope in turbulent times

Hope in turbulent times

The beginning of this month was marked not only by the season of Advent Hope, but by the hope made into reality of the news of the arrival of the…

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Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

This blog continues the discussion of hospitality.  It may look very different according to where we live and work, and the blogs show that variety.  But it is important everywhere:…

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Bless you!

Bless you!

Walking along the road in a rural town, I smile at the baby on the lap of the woman who is sitting on the pavement, selling greens from her basket.…

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Conversations and Relationships across faiths: where do we start? Part 2

Conversations and Relationships across faiths: where do we start? Part 2

In the previous blog, I discussed the importance of prayer in seeking to build cross-religious conversations and relationships. This second part looks at asking questions, hospitality, and growing deeper relationships.…

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Conversations and Relationships Across Faiths: where do we start? Part 1

Conversations and Relationships Across Faiths: where do we start? Part 1

As a teacher in Southeast Asia, I once heard a colleague talking about her time studying in Brisbane, Australia. During that time, she said, no-one had spoken to her about…

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When we pray…

When we pray…

Covid-19 may have locked us down in isolation, but at the same time it has opened up new possibilities for connection.  We’ve zoomed or skyped with friends from decades past,…

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Lessons in ministry in a Covid world

Lessons in ministry in a Covid world

Since CoVid 19 lockdown, the things I have talked about with my friends have just built on that relationship. When we chat I have vulnerably and honestly shared how I…

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Complex needs, transforming spaces

Complex needs, transforming spaces

She was caught in the act of adultery, at least that is what those said who dragged her out into a public place and demanded she be treated according to…

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God, us, and covid-19

God, us, and covid-19

How are we to respond to what is happening in the world today?  As Christians, as Muslims, how do we understand what is happening, in the light of God’s sovereign…

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