Plague and the Rise of Christianity

Tertullian claimed: “It is our care of the helpless, our practice of loving kindness that brands us in the eyes of many of our opponents. ‘Only look,’ they say, ‘look how they love one another!'”

Books I Have Read: Dominion

I may read a better book this year, but with only three months left, it seems highly unlikely unless something really good crosses my desk. Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind is readable, interesting, highly informative and it is important; whoever you are, you should read it.

Bible and Mission Links 35

Lots of interesting stuff, but not a lot of jokes.

Where British Mission Agencies Work

A brief look at some statistics about the history and geography of British mission agencies (it’s more interesting than it sounds).

Books I Have Read: The Transformation of African Christianity

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

Advice to Missionaries

Old advice from a Pope to a missionary to the English, which is still very relevant today.

What’s Good In World Mission?

The church is growing faster than it ever has done before and the world mission force is more diverse than at any time in history. We should be encouraged by these things – but we can’t afford to be complacent.

The Mission Movement: Historic Figures

They weren’t evangelicals and they weren’t missionaries, so how come they are examples of evangelical mission?

Christianity in the Twentieth Century

A few quotes from a very good book.

What’s So Great About The Status Quo?

Western Europe is at the tail end of 200 years of encroaching secular materialism that has seen the greatest regression of Christianity since the rise of Islam. We are living in anything but a golden age.