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Reasons for Bible Translation: God

We translate the Bible because God is who he is.

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Getting the Balance Between World and Local Mission

When a church really grasps that God has one mission which encompasses the whole world (including your home city) and gets excited about that mission, then both “home mission” and “world mission” will thrive.

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What If Agencies Took The Missio Dei Seriously?

This post raises the important question of what should drive us in our mission; what we find to be practical, or what we believe about God and the way he is at work?

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Reading: January 2018

Some brief remarks on the books I have read this month.

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Reviews

Books I Have Read: Theology and Practice of Missions

It’s no longer cheap on Kindle, but this is a book that is well worth getting hold of!

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Humour

Posts from the Past: A Guide To Mission Terminology

missio Dei: not only am I right, but God agrees with me (eg, an approach based on the missio Dei means…). This is the equivalent of playing the ‘God card’ in discussions about guidance. “God told me to do it” actually means, “I don’t need to listen to your advice”.

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What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

My observation is that mission theologians and academics speak a different language and have different concerns to mission practitioners.

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What is Missio Dei?

A good quote with a little bit of reflection by me.

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… For the Fish

As the internet gets increasingly fractious, we need to consciously think of ways in which we can thank and encourage those who have helped us.

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Building Agencies from the Ground Up

A hypothetical scenario which looks at how an agency might change if it reflected on what God is doing across the world.