July 15, 2020

Book review: Forbidden Fruit and Fig Leaves

f shame is the problem, what do we do about sin? There’s a danger, for those of us wanting to speak God’s word to the shamed, […]
May 4, 2020

Shame in a time of lockdown

Last Friday, I “went” to a meeting of the Transforming Shame group. This is a collection of researchers, pastors, missionaries and others with an interest in […]
April 23, 2020

The Woman’s Not For Shaming

While we were editing and putting together the book, there were a few sections which didn’t make it into the final manuscript. Here’s one of my […]
March 12, 2020

Review: Sally Nash, Shame and the Church

2020 is going to be the year we start taking shame seriously in the church, and one of the reasons for that is the number of […]
January 4, 2020

“I don’t belong here”

“What’s going to happen when they realise?” I have just sent in a chapter about shame for a psychology book. I’m not a professional psychologist, and […]
November 4, 2019

Shame and the permanent memory

When we’ve done stuff we don’t want the world to see, we hide it away. That makes sense. But what can we do when there’s no […]
H ello! I'm Simon. I'm married to Henrietta and I have two children, Caitlin and Luke.

At various points in my life, I've worked as a computer programmer, been part of a team planting new churches in Japan, and taught prospective missionaries at a Bible college in Australia.

These days, I live in the UK, and I'm helping my mission organisation explore what mission could look like in the future. I also think quite a lot about the problem of shame...