Bridging Covid transitions

Navigating change is a skill. A skill we will need as we emerge from Covid lockdowns. The world has changed, and we need to learn to live in it again. The ‘transition bridge’ idea is sometimes used to help mission workers. Although based on David Pollock’s book about Third Culture Kids the ideas are a... Continue Reading →

Musing about mission: When helping hurts

You can't have a discussion about mission, justice and poverty without some reference to When Helping Hurts: How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself (Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert). Not everyone agrees with it but the book makes important claims and provides some helpful ways to think about this area. The companion... Continue Reading →

Musing about mission: Justice

Some notes from a recent staff meeting, this time we talked about justice and its place in mission. What is justice? People think of justice in various ways What is correct or right and people receiving what they deserve. Fairness in the way people are dealt with (the opposite of oppression). The system of law... Continue Reading →

Musing about mission: Psalm 67

Today some notes from an Old Testament passage..... Psalm 67 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us    and make his face shine on us –2 so that your ways may be known on earth,    your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, God;    may all the peoples praise you.4 May the nations be glad and sing for... Continue Reading →

Musing about mission: Creation Care

One of the 5 marks of mission we looked at before (here) is the safeguarding of creation. It’s a topic which is key to thinking about mission in the future as we think about how the missions movement will respond to the climate emergency. These notes from a staff meeting were largely created by lifting... Continue Reading →

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