Jesus and the DaVinci Code

Focus have just developed a fascinating site looking at the evidence for the DaVinci code. If you’ve read the book you probably know that Dan Brown, the author, says in his introduction: All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate. He then goes on to undermine many of the… Read More »

Implementing a Missiological Reading in the Church

Brian Russel of Real Meal Blog has an extremely important post on using the Bible missiologically. I’d encourage anyone reading this to take the trip over to Brian’s page now. There is a wealth of good stuff there which is worth reading and meditating on. Just to give you an insight, here is the introduction… Read More »

Dog biscuits and life

Most of us have different parts of our life which are lived more in parallel. The people at work don’t know our friends at home and so on and it isn’t always comfortable when two different domains come into contact. I had a small and rather embarssing demonstration of that this morning in the gymn.… Read More »

A Gap in My Knowledge.

A History of Christian Mission by Stephen Neil  Much though I hate admitting that I don’t know something, the last few weeks have shown up something that should have been obvious to me: a large slice of church history is a complete blank. I suspect I’m not alone amongst Evangelical Protestants in somehow feeling that… Read More »

Swimming suits in the Bible

There is an interesting and intriguingly title post over at Better Bibles Blog. 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… Read More »

Short Term Mission

If you’ve come here looking for the stuff from the Above Bar short term mission seminar, you’ve missed the page. This is what you are looking for! But take a look around the rest of this site before you move on! This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any… Read More »

Riverbend: Thank You For the Music

Take a look at this post by Riverbend. I’m not trying to make a comment about the wider situation in Iraq here, but we must remember that the faceless ones, the statistics in our newspapers do have faces. They have stories and they have people who love them. I never knew this guy, but I… Read More »

The Pope on the Bible

I discovered the following quote from an interview on Pub Philospher (what a great name for a Blog). It comes from an interview given by Father Joseph Fessio, a friend of Pope Benedict’s. In the interview, Father Fessio remembered a conversation with the Pope concerning Islam’s ability to adapt to modern culture. The Pope gives… Read More »

How to Read the Bible Missiologically

How to Read the Bible Missiologically Brian Russell has a terrific series of posts on his Blog about reading the Bible Missiologically. The posts are based on talks which he will be giving to Wycliffe people somewhere or other. If the talks are as good as the extracts they will be excellent. Go on, read… Read More »