Hiding the Tirana concrete jungle

How do you make a concrete jungle less foreboding? Well you cover it up of course. Tirana is in some ways an artificial capital. Not long after Albanian independence from the Ottoman empire, the capital was moved in the 1920s…

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Blogging … as old as the hills (well almost!)

Yesterday, I was involved in a great day organised by Krish Kandiah at the Evangelical Alliance, called GodBlogs. Fantastic - and great fun to meet other bloggers face to face. Krish asked me to give an introductory overview to blogging…

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3 surprises in Tirana

So I'm back in Albania for the 3rd visit, but this time, we're just 7 in a hotel on the outskirts of Tirana. The idea is to train up a number of folks who can help to pass on some…

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preaching role models – look and learn…

All preachers need role models to learn from... Look and learn. Note the following: the confidence to 'own' the whole of the stage by walking its length the ability to engage with all corners of the audience the ability to…

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But is it art…? Well of course

Saturday saw us celebrate Joshua's 10th Birthday - which was very jolly indeed. Several of his school friends came for fun and games - a right laugh. But la pièce de résistance (apart, of course, from the magnificent Dalek birthday…

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Further Shack Ramblings

My previous post generated some discussion on and offline, which is great. But I suspect that a few more comments are in order. I'm not here to defend or attack the book, per se - it can stand on its…

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