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 →

Changing times

It’s interesting to see the number of senior level appointments in UK mission agencies at the moment. Latin Link have recently appointed a new UK Team Leader / CEO (me); ECM closed applications last month for a new International Director, applications close tomorrow for the next BMS Director of World Mission and on 12th July... Continue Reading →

Review: Serving well

Planning on serving overseas as a mission worker? If you come from a ‘western’ background this is a great resource. Made up of 113 micro chapters arranged into ten chapter length groups they cover practical pointers to help you prepare, travel and thrive in a mission context. Written by Elizabeth and Jonathan Trotter, who edit... Continue Reading →

Review: Christian barriers to Jesus

How does Christianity keep people from Jesus? That’s the radical question this book considers as it examines the factors that keep Indian people from becoming disciples of Jesus. The book considers 9 different barriers; the first three: cultural separation, “Christian” and Church being the most fundamental. The separation that comes from believers seeking to withdraw... Continue Reading →

Review: The Changing Face of World Missions

“Written in a different world” was my reaction to reading the opening chapters of this book. Printed in 2005 to pick up on key issues in world mission the book examines twelve “significant trends” to help understand the changes in society and church that have implications for the way the church “does missions”. What follows... Continue Reading →

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