Mission in times of economic uncertainty

Mission in times of economic uncertainty

Sometimes there is simply no escaping the news. Whether I choose to listen or not, the media drum resounds somewhere in my subconscious perception, resisting my every effort to nullify its influence and raise destructive sound waves of faith in opposition. “Cost of...
Our Christian Hope

Our Christian Hope

I’ve been involved with leading churches for more than thirty-five years, but it’s never been easier to talk with people about death and the issues it raises for them, since the dawn of the pandemic. Now the death of our Queen Elizabeth II has raised the awareness of...
Helicopter or Roulette Wheel?

Helicopter or Roulette Wheel?

The place of gathered worship in mission Reflections on Father James Mallon’s book, Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy...
Listening as Mission

Listening as Mission

I listen to him for nearly three hours. As he talks, the abuse, the pain, the disappointment, the shame spill out in unpredictable shudders of tears and sorrow. He has no prayer life, no concrete belief in a God who loves him, just a confused collection of broken...
Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

We are all on a journey with God and for me on my journey I think that genuine stories of God’s provision, sustaining faithfulness, equipping and what God has been doing in my life and others around me have made an impact. My journey through church and college to this...
Discernment: Interruptions on the road to Troas

Discernment: Interruptions on the road to Troas

One of my favourite stories in the development of the embryonic missional church planting movement recorded in the New Testament is Paul’s trip to Troas with a few of his companions. Paul, a seasoned campaigner of previous pioneering missional excursions, heads...