Tennent Chapter 1: Megatrends

“I am convinced that if we are attentive to the refreshing winds of the Holy Spirit during this tumultuous and yet thrilling time, we will have a missiological rebirth where, side by side, with the global church, we will see a remarkable renewal of the church’s life and faith like we have not known.”

Wisdom in Mission

This week I spent a day at the annual Wisdom in Mission consultation which was held at Launde Abbey. WIM is sponsored by the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and brings together a small group of mission practitioners, leaders and academics for 24 hours of reflection and discussion. There were three hour-long presentations each followed … Continue reading Wisdom in Mission

A Couple of Social Media Peeves

One of the things that I find fascinating about social media is the way in which people often act in a completely different way to how they would in real "offline" life. There are a couple of things in particular which are increasingly common and which I find rather frustrating. Spreading Facebook Hoaxes There have … Continue reading A Couple of Social Media Peeves

Missionary Committees and Social Media

If you have a role in a Church supporting missionaries; then you must have a Facebook account! Most people have recognised that we have moved from an age of print communication to digital, on-line communication. In the missionary world, the old printed newsletters (our first ones were done on a manual typewriter) have been largely … Continue reading Missionary Committees and Social Media

Scripture Tools for Every Person

I don't often post other peoples' press releases, but this is important and I want to make sure it gets lots of exposure. Tyndale House Cambridge Launches Beta-version of Scripture Tools for Every Person (STEP), a new free Bible study resource. 24 July 2013, CAMBRIDGE, UK Today the STEP development team of Tyndale House Cambridge … Continue reading Scripture Tools for Every Person

Why I’m Not Quoting John 3:16

Over the last few days, I've noticed that lots of people have posted the words of John 3:16 on Twitter or on Facebook. Without wishing to sound heretical, I do find myself wondering what the point of this is. I'm more than happy to acknowledge that John 3:16 is a wonderful verse of Scripture and … Continue reading Why I’m Not Quoting John 3:16

The Not So Good Old Days

I've spent a good slice of today writing a talk which is based on Genesis 12, but which dips in and out of Ezekiel. Now, I know my Bible fairly well, I can't always quote things chapter and verse, but if I need something from the New Testament, I can usually make a pretty educated … Continue reading The Not So Good Old Days