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God’s Mission

Evangelicals Now has made available some extracts from the introduction of Chris Wrights new book; The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (see the top of our Amazon Wishlist). There is some good stuff here: We ask, ‘Where does God fit into the story of my life?’ when the real question is where […]

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Bible Translation featured Mission Theology

Who do we translate the Bible for?

Last week at the Bible translation leaders’ conference a fascinating question was asked from the front. “Who provides our motivation for Bible translation, the worldwide church or unreached people groups?”. (I may have got the wording slightly wrong – I wasn’t taking notes at that point). This is a fascinating question which to some extent […]

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Mission Theology

From Resident Theologian to Resident Missiologist

Brian Russel has an excellent post on the role of the pastor in our post-modern society. I find it very convincing and I’d be interested in your thoughts on what he says. …the shift from resident theologian to resident missiologist is an explicit reminder that the pastor functions primarily for the sake of the world rather […]

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Bible Translation Friends Mission Theology

How much of the Bible should we translate?

Resources are limited; we can’t do everything, so how much of the Bible should do we actually need to translate for different people groups around the world? Generally, when this question is being discussed, it is rapidly turned around to a very different question: How much of the Bible do people need? Answers to this […]

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Mission

Great Quotations for Mission Minded Followers of Jesus

There is something rather derivative in me quoting someone else quoting Mark Twain, but this short blog post is very much worth a look  Link to realmealministries.org » Great Quotations for Mission Minded Followers of Jesus This post is more than a year old. It is quite possible that any links to other websites, pictures or media content […]

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Church: UK Mission Theology

What is the Emerging Church

A while ago, I reviewed D.A. Carson’s book Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church. At the time, I was not particularly impressed with what Carson had to say (and I’m still not). There is a much better analysis of the Emerging Church, written by an insider, available here. (Thanks to Mark at Foolish Sage for […]

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Christian Life Mission

What is the purpose of Bible Teaching?

Hamo at Backyard Missionary has written an excellent short post on the reason for Bible teaching. You can find it here. Here is a brief taster of what he has to say, I find it compelling stuff. ‘In my experience and observation simply offering better Bible teaching has not produced better disciples.’ …I hear many […]

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Christian Life Mission Sermons

From Maintenance to Mission

I was looking online for a sermon to listen to today. In the end, I didn’t turn up an audio file, but I strongly recommend this talk by Dave Burke of Bethany City Church in Sunderland. The title tells you all you need to know, it’s about moving churches from maintenance mode into a missional […]

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Church: World Mission Observations Reviews

The Christian Centre of Gravity

The nice people at Wycliffe Australia have put my essay about the changing face of the World Church on their website. I suspect this is the last time that I’ll be listed alongside such luminaries as Patrick Johnstone and Philp Jenkins, but I’ll take the kudos while I can! The title of my essay isn’t […]

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Bible Translation Mission

Better Bibles Blog: The foolish things of this world

Suzanne McCarthy has just made a terrific post at Better Bibles Blog which, to my mind, captures some of the real missional spirit of Bible translation. In the end it isn’t all about technical questions or whether the NIV is better than the ESV, it’s about our God reaching out to his broken world. Link […]