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 →

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 →

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