I get so much more from a passage when I follow guided questions to reflect on it rather than read someone else’s thoughts about Bible verses. It is far too easy to be passive, but questions make me stop and take in what I am reading.
I have spent the last month with a scarf close at hand and attempting to cover my head each time I pray. My hope was to feel more reverential and in awe of God, but I’m afraid I can’t …
One of the beauties of moving and living in different countries and continents (hence the ‘dislocated’ in the name of … More
Suki’s life has been very hard. She was disfigured as a child after rolling into a fire; consequently, she has … More
Like most people, I want to identify with the Good Samaritan and help those in difficult circumstances. However, I fear I am more like the religious elites and often ignore the desperate.
Even when I do try to help, it’s not always easy.
I am supremely grateful that I grew up in a church that introduced me to Jesus as a friend. From … More
My recent articles about the Oxymoronic God have been compiled into a small book now available to buy from Amazon. … More
I write these posts because I love God and want my readers to see Him in fresh ways. I’m constantly surprised by how God continues to defy my expectations and breaks out of any box I might put Him in.
You can learn a lot about a culture from its language(s). I have the most wonderful Christian Nepali teacher. Our … More
It was an absolute privilege to interview Anju for my forthcoming book, ‘Come with me to Kathmandu: 12 powerful stories … More
Can you imagine being thrown out of your home while a teenager and living on the streets? What if you … More
Please help me choose a chapter title for my forthcoming book. There’s just one question in this short survey, and … More
If it were up to me, I would give myself a discount on concert tickets. I am so short and always find myself standing behind someone tall. I don’t get the same experience at concerts that others do. I wouldn’t say that I feel scared in a crowd, but there’s definitely a feeling of claustrophobia, and I know of other people my height who avoid crowds altogether.
What is it like to be a sheep?
Hooray! I have reached the end. For the last fifteen months, I have been writing my book ‘Come with me … More
You don’t have to go far on the internet, to find plentiful examples of posts in which Christians are accused of being idiots. Sometimes these attacks come in the form of lengthy arguments; in others, the accusations are short attacks full of swear words and vitriol. Why is it that so many Christians cherish the wisdom they find in the Bible, but that same knowledge seems like complete nonsense to those outside the faith? Why the mismatch?
Imagine you’re an artist, and you’ve spent the last few years completing your masterpiece. You’re delighted with it, it is your best work, and as you gaze at it, you know the countless hours you spent on it were worth it.
God in human form is not unique to Christianity. Other religions celebrate gods who take on mortality. Yet, in these stories, the gods become human to maximise their physicality.
I run the charity Women Without Roofs, which Eileen Lodge initiated. Nepal Leprosy Fellowship recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary and … More
God’s always doing something new; it’s his habit. He made seven hundred and six thousand eyeballs today, each of them unique, and those are just the human ones.
This attribute of God floors me.
Regular readers of this blog will know I am currently writing a book about Christian women in Nepal. My contract … More