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Rowbory news updates 9 Oct

No firm date for departure yet, but it’s coming closerDavid’s busy working remotely with the Ashɛ translator [extra here]We need more translators on the teamWe thank God for Covid calm in Nigeria while the West is in turmoil No firm date for departure yet, but it’s coming closerDavid’s busy working remotely with the Ashɛ translator …

Example of Discourse Improvements in Luke

We certainly haven’t got Luke’s gospel finished yet, but over the last few months Moses and Arams and then just Arams and I have been working through the whole of Luke’s gospel about 20 times or more looking at particular issues and tidying things up. I thought I’d give any interested people (geeks) an annotated …

Getting back to Nigeria

Good news from us is that flights to Nigeria eventually opened up for a select few airlines and we have heard of people successfully making it in, and being allowed to quarantine in their own homes for a week. That is all encouraging. While we love being around friends and family in Glasgow, we’re slightly …

We’re all gods now

and so Scotland needs a new Blasphemy Law Or maybe the law isn’t being Revoked, just Rearmed and Re-aimed ‘We are not stoning you for any good work,’ they replied, ‘but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Is it not written in your Law, “I have said …

Unless the Lord builds the house

“Unless the LORD builds the house,its builders labour in vain.  Unless the LORD watches over the city,the watchmen stand guard in vain” Psalm 127:1 (NIV) Here we are over 3 months after the lockdown got fully going in the UK, the 132nd of March (31+30+31+30+10) as some wisecracks have put it. Had it not been …

Too long away

Kai! (Exclamation) We have been away from Nigeria for too long! It sometimes just strikes me. One way I notice is that when I call up translators on the phone or sign off to friends in Nigeria I have to work just a little bit harder to remember all the correct greetings. And the funniest …

Reopening/Reconnecting

I just got an email from our church in Nigeria about a protocol for reopening tomorrow (June 21) in socially safe manner, with this delightfully understated line: 9. Members that do not feel motivated to adhere to the guidelines in this document are welcome to remain home for their and others’ safety. I may be wrong …

Last Post: Tears to the eyes

Today is VE day: Victory in Europe Day. 75 years ago peace broke out in Europe, and today as Europe struggles along mostly locked down with an unseen enemy laying waste to the economies and life of the countries, trumpeters and buglers are being encouraged to play the Last Post at 2.55pm from their homes. …

Covid-19 Tips from Nigeria: A second burial Ceremony

It’s hard in these coronavirus lockdown days when loved ones die and you can’t be with them at the end and when funerals can’t happen. Christians know it doesn’t really matter for the dead, but for the living. Some funerals are being live-streamed, but every attempt falls short. What can be done? It occurred to …