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Observations

What’s So Great About The Status Quo?

Western Europe is at the tail end of 200 years of encroaching secular materialism that has seen the greatest regression of Christianity since the rise of Islam. We are living in anything but a golden age.

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Church: UK

Andrew Walls: The Serial Expansion of Christianity

By the time Christianity was receding in Europe, the churches of Africa, Asia and Latin America were coming into their own. The movement of Christianity is one of serial, not progressive, expansion.

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Observations

February 2018 Reading

Two good church history books, some indifferent missiology, some awful science fiction and a book about vets in North Yorkshire; February’s reading.

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Reviews

Books I Have Read: The Expansion of Evangelicalism

An excellent overview of a period that I knew very little about.

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Reviews

Books I Have Read: The Rise of Evangelicalism

An altogether excellent book

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Observations

Retrieving the Reformation

The Reformation appears … as a missiological retrieval of the gospel as set forth in the original languages of the Bible.

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Church: World

Across Time And Space

Some thoughts about how the long history of the church should impact the way that Evangelicals look at other traditions.

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Reviews

Books I Have Read: The Disruption of Evangelicalism

An excellent book from an excellent series. If you want to understand evangelicalism today; you have to understand where it came from…

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Reviews

Books I Have Read: Transcending Mission

A longish review of the most thought provoking book that I’ve read in a long time!

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Reviews

Books I Have Read: Christianity – The Biography

There is no doubt about it, Christianity the Biography is the best short, one-volume history of the Church that I have read. I have no hesitation in suggesting that you go out and buy it. However, I do have some questions about whether or not it succeeds in achieving what it sets out to do.