Musings The Christian Life

Appreciating the local

Instinctively, I’m a globalist. There are many reasons for this but here are two: (a) I’ve lived significant chunks of my life cross-culturally and (b) my own sense of a strong national/cultural identity, resulting from that, is somewhat ambivalent. That’s why I find American poet Walt Whitman’s reflection here quite challenging: It’s taken from his […]


Fighting the “echo chamber” effect, one meal at a time.

Some reflections on our 12 Discussion Meals. As 2019 draws to a close, I’ve naturally been reflecting on a year that’ll soon be relegated to “the past”. For my wife Emily and I, one of the highlights of 2019 has been the Discussion Meals we’ve hosted since the start of the year. These have taken […]