Black lives matter

Do we really need another post by a middle-aged white man? Probably not, but if the alternative is silence then my keeping quiet could indicate complicity (or refusal) which would be even worse. Nevertheless, in spite of this blog, the real choice I want to make is not a decision to speak but a decision... Continue Reading →

Blizzard, winter, ice age?

One minute you watch a weather system approaching, the next you are suddenly caught up in it. The last two months haven’t been about the weather but lots of things have arrived in a confusing and disorientating way. I’ve not had a chance to blog but hope this and the next blog give some insight... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Coronavirus Covid 19

Over the last week or so I’ve spent some time thinking about how Latin Link in Britain and Ireland might prepare and adapt to the spread of this Coronavirus over the next few months. In doing so I’ve come across a range of resources that may be of use to others. Risk management is about... Continue Reading →

The future of global mission?

“What’s the future for global mission? Why don’t you share something about the challenges we face?” So armed with some great answers to my question on Twitter I pulled together some thoughts which I've turned in to complete sentences so I can blog them: The church scene in the UK is changing. Overall the church,... Continue Reading →

Book review: Arriving Well

“Returning home is not something we do once, or even every time we come back from a trip. It becomes a continual, daily decision to be where we are when we could choose to be elsewhere”. Arriving Well: Stories about identity, belonging, and rediscovering home after living abroad is a short book (and cheap/free on... Continue Reading →

New Year – so what will this one bring?

Blog predictions for the year ahead usually turn out to be works of fantasy rather than examples of foresight. New Year resolutions are less an anticipation of transformation than illusions of self-improvement. Last January we knew that our time with BMS would be finishing later in the year. I knew I would need to find... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Peru

I learned some unexpected things in Peru. But what did I learn that might help back in the UK? Of course, I’ve come back to work for Latin Link but if I was going back to lead a local church I think these are some of the lessons I’d be putting into practice. Integral mission:... Continue Reading →

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