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The Olympic Lie Revisited

I love watching the Olympics. I am in awe of the athletes and I’m staggered at the hard work that they put in. But there is more to life than that.

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Oxfam, Agencies and Exploitation

Just imagine how a local builder feels, when a bunch of teenagers from the UK or the US rock up to his town to build a church without any knowledge or experience of local building techniques.

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Evolutionary Advantage

The absence of the things that Down’s confers on a society means that we are incapable of seeing their value.

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Let Your Friends Know Where You Are…

I must admit that I was slightly amused this morning by the news that military personnel have been sharing their runs online through the Strava app and have inadvertently leaked the location of secret military bases.

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Let’s Get UnEnlightened

However, it is the technology and the reliance on rationalism that holds us back in our participation in God’s mission … The thing that we boast of and rely on is actually our biggest handicap! 

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Money, Ministry and Mission

Mission agencies need to be prepared to question their whole raison d’être in the light of the growing world church – questions they are unlikely to ask as long as much of the focus lies on money and pragmatic issues

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Mission Is The Mother of Theology

Paul’s genius was to take the Old Testament Scriptures and to re-read them, gaining fresh insight and understanding on the basis of the way he saw the missionary Spirit at work in the church. 

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Churches, Agencies, Relationships

Some random (and incomplete) thoughts about churches and mission agencies.

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When You Can’t See the Wood for The Missional Trees

Our best motivations, strategies and theologies can do nothing to heal a broken world – only Jesus can do that.

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What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

My observation is that mission theologians and academics speak a different language and have different concerns to mission practitioners.