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....

Two Missions?

A simplified way of classifying mission from the point of view of the local church congregation....

Keep Up!

Can the old wineskin of the Western mission agencies serve the new wine of the rising world mission movement? This is a massive challenge and one which technology alone will not solve. ...

The End of an Era

Western Christianity was not, as many believed, the guardian of a pure gospel, providing a universal church with a culture-free benchmark of orthodoxy....

Pentecost: Miracles Don’t Happen

The day of Pentecost opened up the door to the reality of a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual church, but it took a lot of struggle and argument before the believers saw that they needed to walk through the...

You Shouldn’t Say That

As the world church grows ever more diverse, we need to learn to listen to others who have different experiences to us. The first step in this process is to avoid putting people in boxes. ...