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An announcement

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In the past little while, we have announced to our Australian partners via our monthly emails that, in consultation with CMS Australia, we will be moving on from St John’s University at the end of this semester to work with the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students which is part of […]

Doing 2 Timothy yet again, for the first time: Feet 1

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2 Timothy is a staple text for Australian evangelical Christianity and for many university ministries. It’s about mentoring, fidelity, endurance, and ‘gospelling’. It’s a text I’ve heard preached on time and again, especially in pivotal, rite-of-passage events such as national conferences and ministry camps. And then it was my turn to expound […]

On gospel strategy

We started a discussion here about how we talk about the professions and ‘full time vocational ministry’. It seems that a great deal of the motivation behind the push for people to go into full time vocational ministry is that we are living in the last days. This is the […]

Experiencing partnership

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Earlier this week, Arthur and I had coffee and dessert with a couple who have been instrumental in our ministry formation. We were honored just by their willingness to catch up with us. Even more affirming was how the evening unfolded. On paper, this couple are entirely superior to us. […]

It’s easier to give than to receive

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In my world, anyway, it’s easier to give than to receive. Do other ministry people feel this way? We spend so much of our lives extending the hand of friendship; proffering hospitality; sitting down listening to others; advocating on their behalf. And I don’t consider that an imposition – it’s […]