The Neuroscience of Generosity

I’ve been thinking about acts of giving, generosity and the jewish practise (adopted by many christians) of tithing. It’s a complex category of thoughts that often strike directly at the heart of some of the motivating factors of… Read More

Why Evangelicals LOVE Donald Trump

Im almost embarrased to be jumping on the “donald trump” train of conversation here, but it is, as I mentioned last week, a car-crash-type spectacle that no matter how hard you might try you just cannot look away…. Read More

4 Ways forward from Co-dependency

In the first part of this post on co-dependency we looked at indicators for co-dependent tendencies including this list here. Make sure to read part one here before reading the rest of this. Yikes! I ticked a lot… Read More

Defining Codependency

Do you find yourself constantly considering your own self-worth in light of someone‚Äôs perception of you? Do you observe people interacting in ways that seem inappropriately intimate and exclusive? Both of these examples highlight a tendency towards codependency,… Read More

4 Questions to ask before entering a conflict

I was listening to the Liturgist podcast, and came across what I think are 4 great questions to process as you consider stepping into a conflict-type environment. I, much like the writer of this post, am naturally conflict-averse… Read More

4 Things I have learned about fruitfully facilitating a group process

I just spent the past 5 or 6 days facilitating a working group of people from 7 different cultures working in 4 distinct regions of the world and it was a great experience. It was a time of… Read More

A syrian Refugee, an elderly Turk and a Pharmacist | An early hour excursion into Istanbul

4:30am and we land in Istanbul airport into a flurry of activity. The airport buzzes like the brain activity of the city, gaining movement and energy before the eyes open and the day begins. We stand blearily picking… Read More

The Tom Bihn Synapse 25 | An (exhaustive) review

This post is the review of the The Tom Bihn Synapse 25, the bag I ended up buying after an obsessive two year research journey, I blogged that process here if you are interested | The Journey of… Read More

Tainan 2015 | Short City Guide

We don’t travel as much as many people we know, but enough to want to discover the ‘hidden treasures’ of a city rather than simply stick to the tourist stuff. These short city guides will be a helpful… Read More

Jim Orred’s practical guide to travel

A few weeks ago I posted my 9 tips of long-haul air travel, it was one of the most read and commented on posts here so far. Recently Jim Orred a wise and oft-travelling friend who I respect… Read More