Red Twin continues her guest series on what life is like in the first year of living cross-culturally. Her experiences are from Central Asia but many of them resonated with us as well. Suggestions for how to support cross-cultural workers are in italics. Part One went up earlier this week […]
Red Twin is temporarily back in Australia after 18 months in Central Asia. She was asked to give a talk about what the first year serving cross-culturally is like. She asked for contributions from us as well as other friends who are in Europe, South Asia and other parts of […]
I suggested recently that engaging with (secular) feminism may well enrich Christians, but what do you do if you’re Average Pastor (or Average Christian)? You can’t be up on everything! Here I want to give five basic tips for interacting with feminism.
What does it mean to serve the university as the university? We must do more than create church outposts on campus — but how? As the conversation continues, here are two important resources. The first video features Vinoth Ramachandra visualising the need on a whiteboard. He touches on evangelism; the […]
So, we got some things wrong about student ministry in Tanzania, but a number of things we said during our pre-departure deputation in Australia have been confirmed. For example: We said that we would be joining in with what God is already doing here, rather than pioneering something new. At […]
You know when you watch an TV show that’s about some crisis in a foreign country and the CIA director or the American president asks, ‘how good’s our intel?’ It’s a good question, because what you hear or assume and the reality on the ground can be quite different. During […]
Whenever I breastfeed Elliot around Tanzanians, they comment on it. Without fail. They don’t generally ask questions, but they just say, ‘Ooh, breastfeeding!’ or ‘I see you are breastfeeding him’. At first I thought it was just because he is twice the size of Tanzanian kids his age, so he’s […]