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Philippian Lockdown: Intentional Friendships

I’ve no doubt that Paul would have preferred sitting in Lydia’s house, drinking tea and eating cake rather than writing letters from a Roman jail.

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Response, Recovery and Reconstruction?

Mission agencies may be tempted to get back to business as normal as soon as possible. However, I think that they would be mistaken if they thought in these terms.

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Throwback: If You Want To Understand Mission, Look at Facebook

Why world mission is like Facebook, but without the cat videos.

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Millennials and Mission: The Social Worker

I think the key is a flexible approach from mission agencies, with a new focus in working with churches to ensure that cross-cultural mission does not get ignored completely in favour of local mission. Mission agencies need to be able to adapt, not only to the context of millennial missionaries, but also to new trends in the church.

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Philippian Lockdown: Missionary Letters

What can writers of missionary newsletters learn from Paul’s letter to Philippi?

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The Church After Lockdown

Four broad brush strokes looking at the future of the church during and after lockdown.

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Throwback: Living Languages

This post from 2009 isn’t the most profound thing I’ve ever written, but I think it’s rather cool (there is no promise that the links still work). It is interesting to note that Latin has now become one of the official languages for Facebook. Most of the time when we stumble upon a Latin phrase, […]

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Books I Have Read: Biblical Theology According to the Apostles

Generally, sometime in the spring, I start a book review with the words, this may just be the best book that I read all year. This is that point for 2020. IVP has provided me with a pre-publication pdf of Biblical Theology According to the Apostles: How The Earliest Christians Told The Story Of Israel […]

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Books I Have Read: God in 3D

The thing about this book is that it is completely novel. You won’t find discussion of persons, essences or hypostases. It takes an approach to the Trinity which is rooted in Biblical theology rather than in dogmatics.

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The Future of Mission in One Minute

What it says on the tin