Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part II)

[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)

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White Jesus? Black Jesus? What About Japanese Jesus?

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?

Review: ‘The Cross Over Asia’ by Bishop Stephen Neill (1948)

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)

Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part I)

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)

Age-Mates: Moses, Joseph & Hezekiah

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