Book review: Christianity as a World Religion

Sebastian and Kirsteen Kim, Christianity as a World Religion: An Introduction 2nd Edn. Bloomsbury, 2016 Back in the last century when I was at theological college, I learned some church history. It helped me understand some of the progression of the early church, and the various movements and people which influenced British Church life. Inevitably... Continue Reading →

Global Mission futures

Under the cover of darkness, a statue of a Black Lives Matter protestor has been placed on the plinth where slave trader Edward Colston’s statue had been before it was thrown into the docks in Bristol. BBC news. A sign of changing times? Perhaps. The result you would expect a committee on a replacement statue... 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 →

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 →

Book Review: Getting Started (Amy Young)

Adjusting to a new culture is hard work; there’s the language of course but simple things like buying food aren’t easy when you can’t just walk into a supermarket to buy it. Amy Young’s new book uncovers some of the practicalities of moving overseas as mission worker. It’s a great read, recounting the events of... Continue Reading →

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