Millennials and Mission: The Lecturer

I wonder whether there may be some hints in this story of what global mission needs to feel like from a UK perspective as millennials increasingly emerge as leaders in our context: Friendship, mutuality, equality, meaning, participation…and how can these ideas be adapted to, for example, a church-to-church partnership? Let’s keep thinking and praying, and indeed listening to millennials…

The Alphabet Soup of Mission Agencies

In the long-run, it is issues such as partnership and the ability to be reflective which will determine the future fruitfulness of an agency, not its balance sheet.

Where Does Theology Come From?

Our understanding of the world should evolve and increase as we engage with people and cultures different to ourselves. This means we should gain a wider understanding of Scripture and have some of our long-held certainties challenged.

They Taught Me More Than I Ever Taught Them

Missionaries often say that they learned far more than they ever taught – but what are the implications of this?

Common Humanity

“God loved the world”, he didn’t just love Brits, Americans, white people, Israel or any other group that you might wish to name, he loved all of us.

Books I Have Read: The Church on Mission

It is one thing to believe that all people should be reached with the gospel. It is quite another thing to truly embrace a diversity in one’s own local church: from a review of a fascinating book.

Books I Have Read: Seeking Reconciliation

“Christianity is the only religion in history to have both a universal message and a multicultural expression and membership.”

A short review of a short, but excellent, book.

Books I Have Read: Asian Christian Theology

I’ve recently finished Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives and I have somewhat ambivalent feelings towards it. I read the book in the Kindle edition (more of this later), but if you get the paperback, it is a medium format book of 372 pages. The overall level is fairly academic; it is a book to be studied […]

Books I Have Read: The Mission of the Triune God

A short review of a very, very good book.

Mission Agency Futures: The Problem

Four issues which should force mission agencies to rethink their approach to their work.