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Books I Have Read: To Africa in Love

While I tend to prefer my novels to include a few murders and a harassed detective, Jim Harries’ book which explores some important contemporary issues in mission is worth a read.

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Books I Have Read: The Missiology Behind the Story

A short review of a very good book.

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Africa

Not a “Professional Missionary” In Sight

An example of how Christianity is spreading around the globe without the input of “missionaries” and a short reflection on the challenges and opportunities facing the church in the UK.

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Books I Have Read: The Transformation of African Christianity

A rather good book, with a second half that deserves to be very widely read.

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Stories: Kenya

Mission really is from everywhere to everywhere: reaching Chinese expats with the gospel in East Africa.

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Mission Observations

Stories: Ethiopia

Dereje Tilahun professes, “The Bible is My Life”. During 17 years of Communist rule in Ethiopia, the Word of God sustained Dereje.

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Observations

What if The Victims Were White?

We need to think carefully about the way in which we write about our brothers and sisters around the world

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What Mission Isn’t

Some thoughts about things that must be present if we are going to call an activity “mission”.

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Africa

They’ll Do It Our Way

I get the impression from some writers and opinion formers in the West that they won’t respect church leaders in Africa (and elsewhere) unless they are fluent in Western (generally, Reformed) theology. In other words, unless Africans think and talk like us, we won’t listen to them.

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Thirty Years Ago

Extracts from the diary of a young and rather nervous linguist translator.