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 […]
October 4, 2019

Well, in theory…

It’s been a very exciting week for me. We’re less than two weeks until the book comes out now. I got my hands on my copies […]
August 2, 2019

Out of the Ashes

We all know shame is a problem. The question is: how do we get rid of it? There’s a lot of people in the missionary world […]
July 4, 2019

Finding home in transition

Last July, our family moved countries again - this time, from Australia to the United Kingdom; our third country in five years. I have to admit, it's been quite a hard time. When you're in the midst of transition, you expect to be disoriented, but in my case, I started to see my old struggles with shameproneness come back again.
May 6, 2019

Keeping up appearances

Last week I was privileged to speak at a conference for Nigerian churches in Europe. I led a seminar about reverse mission, encouraging them to share the Gospel with their white British neighbours. But, well, you know me: somehow, the topic of shame came up.
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...