Christians worshipping together and reverently celebrating the Lord's supper is an important witness to the nature and mystery of God.
A longish review of the most thought provoking book that I've read in a long time!
A simplified way of classifying mission from the point of view of the local church congregation.
Three reasons why much Christian reaction to the "banning" of that video is misplaced.
Three excellent videos that are well worth watching.
There is a Christian witness here; it's you and me! But there are parts of the world where there are no virtually no believers. We cannot turn our backs on these places.
on the one hand, the source of mission is the Church - the existing people of God, the Pentecost community - which continues Christ's economy in a visible, sacramental and ecclesial way; on the other hand, the goal of mission is the Church as the sacrament of the kingdom, as the incorporation of creation into communion with God.
I am not calling for an end to mercy ministries. I am calling for them to be made better. I am calling for them to be more reciprocal, less one sided and thought of more as a stepping stone on the road to serious Christian discipleship within the local church.
The church is a distinct community of people of every type and all ages, and from every race, ethnic group, nation and social category, who confess that Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, is the Son of God and the only saviour of all humanity.
This round up of stuff about the Bible and Mission contains some things that are controversial, some that are interesting and heartwarming, a couple that are robust and challenging, some that are a bit geeky and a cartoon about cheese.