Mission: Balancing the Bible

A biblical approach to mission avoids both simply trying to apply Paul’s methods in an ahistorical fashion and also adopting the latest insights from anthropology and sociology without any biblical reflection.

Books I Have Read: Taking Up The Mantle

our efforts to respond to the challenges of our environment, to think our faith within our particular contexts, have often been blocked by people or missionary organizations who want us to limit ourselves to just repeating what they have learned in their lands.

They’ll Do It Our Way

I get the impression from some writers and opinion formers in the West that they won’t respect church leaders in Africa (and elsewhere) unless they are fluent in Western (generally, Reformed) theology. In other words, unless Africans think and talk like us, we won’t listen to them.

Prosperity Theology Isn’t The Problem

We spend a lot of time talking about prosperity theology, but what we really need is a theology that will cope with suffering. It’s not just that God doesn’t always give us what we want, he might also allow us to suffer for no apparent reason. Can our faith and our theology cope?

August and September Reading

Catching up on two months worth of reading; I’m sure that I’ve left some out.

Books I Have Read: Global Humility

If you do the job I do, or train others to do that job, then you should put this on your reading list.

May 2018 Reading

On overview of what I’ve read this month – too many murders!

No, We Shouldn’t Send Missionaries… Unless

The Church in the global south needs the church in the UK, and we in the UK need our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world. Our problem, is that we are slow to realise our need.

March 2018 Reading

Some good history, some real history, a bit of alternative history and a few novels; this month’s reading.

Meet Diana

Some thoughts on home, life, theology and mission (and coffee) from Diana, a young Malawian Christian leader.