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Faith like a lion

I’ve recently come across Vincent Donovan. He was an American Catholic missionary priest in Tanzania in the 1960s and 70s and wrote a book in 1978, ‘Christianity Rediscovered’, about his experiences among the Masai and how he came to see Christianity differently as a result. I had never heard of […]

Women who threaten Satan

If there’s any book of the Bible that lends itself to allegorical interpretation, it’s Revelation! In chapter 12, a pregnant woman appears, clothed with moon and sun and a crown of twelve stars. She’s pregnant and about to give birth. There’s a great dragon too, which we’re told is Satan, […]

Only for a little while

As our water woes have continued, the question I keep wondering is, how long will this go on for? If someone just told me: there’ll likely be no water until it rains, I think I might find it a little easier, but instead we keep being told, ‘tomorrow’ or ‘on […]