[Read Part I.] Note: A lot of my thoughts have shifted since I wrote Part I three months ago and began jotting down my thoughts in this Part II. A lot of revelation: my initial inkling that my faith and globalisation was related… well, I was spot on. In fact, the link is neither tenuous… Continue reading Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part II)
Two weeks ago, I was walking around the inside of Nantes Cathedral in France, admiring as I always do the magnificent architecture, from the towering pillars to the grandiose shrines to the intricate detailing, every curve and edge gently and deftly carved by the hands of craftsmen hundreds of years ago (one can only imagine… Continue reading White Jesus? Black Jesus? What About Japanese Jesus?
At the beginning of February on a day off, I took the train into Newcastle. Frustratingly, the city doesn't have very many secondhand bookshops—a decent number of charity shops, however, with a decent selection of books—but a quick Google search resulted in one I hadn't visited before: Books for Amnesty. It was a cool, crisp… Continue reading Review: ‘The Cross Over Asia’ by Bishop Stephen Neill (1948)
I’ve found a new favourite author: Mohsin Hamid. I read The Reluctant Fundamentalist last October after finding out about it via Riz Ahmed, an actor famous for his roles in Four Lions and Rogue One, who’d written a hilarious, terrifying and profound essay, ‘Typecast as a terrorist’, about his difficulties passing through airport immigration first… Continue reading Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part I)
I'm currently sitting in bed, feeling rather poorly. It's immensely frustrating. I should be out and about. I should be throwing myself into my intern placements. I should be organising and planning for this week's coming events, liaising with people. I should be preparing for an exciting new monthly worship session Chris J. and I… Continue reading Don’t Rush. Jesus Didn’t.
https://twitter.com/SamAllberry/status/895032741581864960 I chuckled when I saw this tweet. Obviously, tongue-in-cheek; relatable, nonetheless. Yes, contextualisation is important when reading the Bible, but thankfully God also speaks to us in far more creative and wide-ranging ways through His Word. There have been multiple times when the Lord has spoken clearly and directly to me through the very… Continue reading Age-Mates: Moses, Joseph & Hezekiah
(No, I'm not here to debate free will vs predestination, nor establish my position on said paradox. But I am going to muse about it based on my own personal journey thus far.) Sometimes I wish I could just get up and go. All of a sudden and out of the blue, spontaneously pack my… Continue reading “In Accordance With His Will”… By Choice