Tag: Mission

Review: Forming a Missional Church – Creating Deep Cultural Change in Congregations

We have noticed a welcome recent trend in thinking about church life.  It is a movement away from a fixation on processes and programs, traditions and techniques, mechanistic deliberations about an organisation.  It is towards considering the culture of the church

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Four Levels of Church Conversation

There’s something to observe when Christians get together and talk about themselves in meetings, in groups, or even over coffee.  It’s an observation that relates to the question of “what is this meeting for?” and “what are we not talking

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Pioneering Mission and Authoritative Dissent

It’s always great to get in conversation with stimulating people who understand the dynamics of mission in the church and all that’s in play and at stake when pioneering is needed.  One of the things that happens is that words

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Can England be Loved?

I have learned that the Scottish love Scotland. And the Welsh love Wales.  But do the English love England? As I’ve shared this observation with my English friends, and as it becomes clear what the final question is going to be, before I

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 10, Mediation and the Church’s Mission

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul Part 4: Division

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Something anthemic

Rend Collective have released their new album, As Family We Go.  Here’s the introductory video. It’s rare that I come across something that is so anthemic to the way Gill and I seek to lead life. We as a church were

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