welcome to jayyous

Today I had the chance to go to the opening of a skate park in Jayyous, a village in the western West Bank, not much more than a stone's throw from Tel Aviv. The son of a friend of mine is the founder of SkatePal, an organisation which builds skate parks in Palestine and teaches…

rejoice, weep & live peaceably

Friends, I must apologise again for such a long silence. Work has been busy, but also the temperatures have finally dropped (to upper 20s / low 30s celsius) so I've tried to spend more time away from my computer taking advantage of the nice weather. We even had our first rain of the season just…

all perils & dangers

Is it just me, friends, or does the world seem weighed down and weary at the moment? I feel tetchy and on edge almost all the time these days. Initially I put it down to the weather, which, after a brief respite of temperatures in the mid-30s celsius, is now back around 40 or higher.…

on transformation & god’s slow work

This is a blogpost I wrote a couple of weeks ago, which originally appeared on pisky.scot,┬áthe online magazine of the Scottish Episcopal Church.   When I arrived in Tiberias nearly two years ago, it was immediately clear to me that the church building had suffered from neglect for many years. Visible electrical wires snaked along…