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Get Rich or Die Young

Get Rich or Die Young

On Monday I watched a BBC Panorama documentary on the impact of poverty on life expectancy called Get Rich or Die Young (it’s available on BBC iplayer for a year). The statistics were shocking, they looked at the most dramatic area of the country in terms of life...
Partnership for Mission in Practice

Partnership for Mission in Practice

Jesus sent the Seventy-two to the towns and villages of Galilee in pairs, so partnership is our model for mission activity. This story, which first appeared in The Baptist Times, describes what happened when two churches from different parts of the country decided to...
Incarnation, Sacrifice and Resurrection

Incarnation, Sacrifice and Resurrection

Last week I tweeted this “The church needs to stop talking about justice or praying for justice and start acting justly”. To be honest I am not 100% I agree with it. The Big Church Day Out has been happening in the South and the North over the last few weeks. It has...
Greek to the Greeks

Greek to the Greeks

In 1 Corinthians 9:19-21 Paul writes that when he is with the Jews he lives like a Jew, under the law, to reach them with the Gospel. But when he is with the Greeks he does not live under the law, so that he can reach them with the Gospel. The Gospel message does not...
Loitering with intent

Loitering with intent

I had a chat with the local Anglican Mission worker yesterday in his last week before moving into a new role. Ever since he arrived I’ve found him to be a kindred spirit. One of the things that united us was how we engaged with community, but what I call...