The Church After Christendom

I’ve just finished reading Stuart Murray’s ‘Church After Christendom’. If you are interested in thinking through what the Church should look like in our current culture, it is ...

The Heart of Mission?

I’ve just done a short exercise for my MTh course. Following on from some reading; the workbook asked, ‘which Biblical passages lead you to the heart of mission?’ I raised this quest...

Two Quotations

I enjoyed these two quotes I heard this week – one serious, one not quite so… This world may indeed be “enemy occupied territory,” but the Enemy has got no property rights in i...

New Bible Translations

Let’s face it, Bible translation tends not to be a very funny subject – not a lot of laughs to be had. So, take a look at thisĀ  blog posting which I think is hilarious. This post is more ...

Erasmus and Bible Translation

I’m grateful to my colleague Alan Gibson for the following about Erasmus: [In the Preface to his 1516 NT] Erasmus argued that Christian truth was not so complicated that it had to be hidden amon...

Mission and Worship

This blog contains a number of links to the notes for sermons I’ve preached. By way of a change, here is an MP3 file of a sermon on Matthew 28:16,17 which I preached a couple of weeks ago at Mer...

Minority languages and pop culture

It is often said that the advance of Western culture means that minority languages around the world are being marginalised. I’m sure that this is true in the main, so it is nice to read about a ...