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Jesus On The Margins

Jesus On The Margins

For the last year or so I have been the oldest member of a group in Plymouth that works across churches to inspire people to get involved in Social Justice. Most of the group are millennials who are passionate about God and Social Justice – but that does not...
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...