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Mission

Mission in the 21st Century: Transforming unjust structures of Society

This is the next in a delayed series of posts examining the five marks of mission, inspired by Mission in the 21st Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Mission by Andrew Walls and Cathy Ross. Today we reach the fourth mark: to transform the unjust structures of society. It is good to start this short […]

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Observations

Online Fellowship?

One of the things I’ve explored on this blog is the how church life might be changed by the impact of new media. I must admit, I never expected that young worship leaders breathing out threats against respected, mature missionaries would be a part of the picture. I was wrong; check out what Phil has […]

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Reviews

Blue Like Younger Evangelicals

Some years ago I was on a train in Switzerland, reading a book. I like reading books. The book was by a guy and it was called Leadership Jazz. It was a good book, but I don’t remember what it said anymore. A few months ago, I was looking at the Amazon website – I […]

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Observations

-Bι ka -gwlε

Sorry about the strange title for this post, but I don’t know how to get Kouya characters to appear in WordPress, so you have to put up with capital letters. -Bι ka -gwlε could be translated as “it’s been a long time” or perhaps “auld lang syne”. We are still living at the Wycliffe centre, […]

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Christian Life Computing/Internet

Relational Depth and Breadth

Sorry that I haven’t posted much in the last few days, moving house has taken a good deal out of both Sue and I. Anyway, in the absence of any sensible thought from me; I can refer you to this excellent post from Mark Sayers. However today with our tremendous relational breadth, we have little […]

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Christian Life

OCMS

I spoke at the Wednesday morning chapel at OCMS in Oxford yesterday. OCMS is an amazing international community of mission scholars. They are based in an old church building on the Woodstock Road, with the library and study areas being in the nave of the church. It’s all very cramped, but the atmosphere is great. […]

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Theology

I think this is beautiful

This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content will no longer be valid. Things change on the web and it is impossible for us to keep up to date with everything.

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Christian Life

Doves or Snakes

This morning the three of us who are conducting a review of some Bible translation work in Togo meditated on one verse of Scripture together: Matthew 10:16. Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves. At the start of a week where we […]

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Mission

Missional Reading of Scripture

Brian has some wonderful random thoughts on the missional reading of Scripture including this brilliant snippet. It is vital to learn to think “Christianly” But in today’s climate where the very claims of Christianity are not widely accepted or even understood, any approach to Scripture that merely increases the knowledge of “insiders” is in danger […]

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Mission

Soundbite

I just picked up a text message commenting on my last sermon. The text had a great soundbite, which I don’t recall ever having heard before (please don’t tell me that you heard this at your mother’s knee). Being a missionary is not about crossing the sea; it’s about seeing the cross! This post is […]