Corkscrews and Pomegranates

"However some of the ways that mission agencies are structured and the systems and processes involved haven’t changed for a long time." Discussion of a blog post from New Zealand....

The Unexpected Christian Century

Christianity was supposed to die in the 20th century, swept away by the tides of rationalism and scientific atheism. However, exactly the opposite happened and the Christian faith flourished as never ...

They Do It Differently There (and Then)

The church's role is always to confront the wrongs in society and to point people to Jesus, but it must do so from within the society in a framework that can be understood. So different churches in di...

A Fact and A Hypothesis

I believe that the British church now concentrates on sending missionaries to places which have been reached by the Gospel, rather than to places where there are very few Christians....

Hard Work, Hard Places, Hard Cash

If we concentrate our funds and our mission effort on places where people become Christians relatively quickly, we will be concentrating on places where, by definition, there are lots of Christians. ...

The Olympic Lie

The utopian optimism of being able to achieve anything as long as we work hard enough has to give way to a realistic assessment of ourselves as fallen creatures....

Some Things Just Aren’t Clear

There are a number of conclusions that you can draw from these incidents; but the idea that the Holy Spirit always guides in a clear and unambiguous fashion is not one of them!...