Printing has brought a huge amount of good to the church, but there is another side to the story.
I can't listen to twenty-year-old cassettes, but I can still read a 500-year-old Bible. Some technologies are more durable than others.
Please don't spread rubbish (I wanted to use a stronger word, but this is a family blog) like this. If you find a story which is too good to be true, it probably isn't. Do a simple Google search for some of the key names or themes in the story and check it out. Or visit Snopes and search for it there.
“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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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