Eddie and Sue Arthur

Tag: Paul

Bible and Mission Links 38

Some interesting stuff, some encouraging stuff and some downright disturbing stuff. A roundup of things that have caught my eye over the last month or two.

Pray for Boris?

In a democratic society such as ours, we have a responsibility to make our voice heard and to vote according to our consciences. Those with strong party-affiliations should campaign and do their best to ensure that someone else forms the next government – but they still have to pray for this one. 

Books I Have Read: Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes

Reading Romans through an Eastern lens thus restores a more Pauline perspective by bringing together the false Western dichotomy between “spiritual” and “secular.” We need not accept the false dilemma between evangelism and social ministry.

Acts and Mission 6: The Old Testament

Our job is to point people to Jesus, but in order to do that, we have to start with where they are, not with where we think they should be. This means that we have to listen and learn. 

Justification and Group Identity

Some excellent and controversial thoughts from a very good book.

Actions Validate Teaching

A short overview of Colossians. The heart of mission is about presenting Jesus to people; telling his story and declaring his glory. However, if our actions don’t match our words, then our words are meaningless. 

Learn To Love Narrative

Thoughts on narrative, propositional logic and why Paul is so popular!

A Model Missionary For Today

Some final thoughts from Acts: why we need to take note of Apollos.

Paul In One Sentence

The whole of Paul’s teaching summed up in one (very long) sentence. Can you do any better?

Mission Is The Mother of Theology

Paul’s genius was to take the Old Testament Scriptures and to re-read them, gaining fresh insight and understanding on the basis of the way he saw the missionary Spirit at work in the church. 

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