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The BBC and The Church

In which I suggest that two institutions which are dear to me are facing some massive challenges with an ostrich like attention to problems.
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Happy Birthday To Us!

On August 1 2005, the very first blog post appeared on kouyanet. Ten years is a long life for a blog, but in one crucial way, we've been a failure!
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Throwback Thursday: Why Did God Make Tortoises

Why did God create tortoises? Because he likes tortoises and he thought that the world would be better with them than without them. I’m sure that the various tortoise species do play an important ecological role, but that is not the point.
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July 2015 Reading

One great novel, one good one, two indifferent ones and three (surprisingly) irritating ones alongside two history books of varying quality; my non-work reading for the month.
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The Homogeneous Unit Principle

A long quote, leading to this killer sentence! "No missionary methodology can be built without a solid biblical theology of mission as a basis." But yet we keep doing it!
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Our Government Is Not Equipped

You cannot respond sensibly to an issue if you do not understand it; British policy makers are spectacularly ill-equipped to deal with some of the most pressing challenges we face in today's world.
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Integral Mission Isn’t

In practical terms, holistic mission isn't holistic and integral mission isn't integrated; a huge chunk of what mission is all about is simply not included.
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Implications of the “Great Commission”

Israel had fulfilled its salvation-historical role with the conclusion of the salvific work of Jesus the Messiah in his death on the cross, his resurrection and his exaltation to the right had of God. Israel will enjoy the fruit of this work as 'primus inter pares' (cf. Rom 1:16).
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