Mission in the 21st Century 4: Loving Service

This is the fourth in my (rather slow moving) series looking at the five marks of mission; inspired by Mission in the 21st Century edited by Cathy Ross and Andrew Walls. To Respond to Human Need by Loving Service Let’s start by grabbing a bit of attention: the Great Commission is not Biblical. Let me […]

Mission in the 21st Century 3: Discipleship

This is the third in my series looking at the five marks of mission as discussed in Mission in the 21st Century by Cathy Ross and Andrew Walls. The second mark of mission is teaching, baptising and nurturing new believers, or making disciples. People respond to the Christian message for all sorts of reasons, but […]

Blogs and Justice

Shortly in my series on the five marks of mission, I will come to the issue of transforming unjust structures of society. However, without waiting for that point, I’d just like to draw your attention to an issue that is absorbing much of British Christian blogdom at the moment. Essentially, Dave Walker (cartoonist and friend […]

Mission in the Twenty First Century: 2. Proclamation

This is the second in a series of posts examining the Five marks of mission; based loosely on Mission in the Twenty-First Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission edited by Andrew Walls and Cathy Ross. Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom. According to Mark’s Gospel, Jesus started his ministry by proclaiming ‘The […]

Mission in the Twenty First Century: 1. Introduction

This is the first of what risks turning into a longish series of posts exploring the nature of Christian mission. This isn’t the first time I’ve done this sort of thing and I’ll link to a number of my other musings at the end of this post. At the heart of the question I want […]