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Books I Have Read: The Church and The World

If you run a theological or mission library, you really should have a copy of this book on your shelves. There is a lot of good stuff in here that students will want to turn to for a wide range of essay and seminar topics.
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The Most Important Missionary

Paul simply could not have done everything he did without the quiet, encouraging work of Barnabas in the background. Barnabas saw God at work in Paul and in the Church in Antioch, while the Apostles in Jerusalem were nervous and afraid. He stepped out in faith and took risks, but he never stole the headlines.
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A New Arrogance

[W]e see that the total number of people who consider themselves to be religious is actually relatively high. Furthermore, with the trend of an increasingly religious youth globally, we can assume that the number of people who consider themselves religious will only continue to increase."
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What Mission Is

Mission implies creating new communities of people who desire to live out together the demands of being a follower of Jesus Christ and to enjoy a new life under the control of God's rule.
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The Church

The church is a distinct community of people of every type and all ages, and from every race, ethnic group, nation and social category, who confess that Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, is the Son of God and the only saviour of all humanity.
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Mission Agencies 2050

It isn't rocket science to suggest that the number of mission agencies based in the UK will decline precipitously over the next 35 years. I may sound pessimistic, but I believe that we cannot avoid a crisis among British mission agencies, however, with good leadership and planning we can avoid a hard landing.
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Risky Business

Churches, agencies and individuals involved in mission work have to deal with the fact that mission involves putting people in harm's way. If we can't cope with that, then we should do something else.
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A Note To British Politicians

I have said. The election campaigns will have been planned to the last detail. You will exaggerate the little differences and seek to belittle your opponents at every turn. Spin (which is just a polite way of saying ‘lie’) will take the place of truth and complex issues will be reduced to banal superficialities.
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