What is the mission of the church? Making sense of social justice, shalom, and the Great Commission by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, 2011. All page numbers indicated below are Kindle locations. This book styles itself as a shot-block to the last 40 years of mission thinking. The authors describe it […]
Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations. This is the claim of a statistical study […]
How would you go about talking ‘mission’ with Australian churches? ‘Mission’ is a term in pretty wide usage today, especially in connection with church planting and the adjective ‘missional’. This is a good thing, because ‘mission’ was once used to refer exclusively to overseas cross-cultural work — but because we […]
Today I’ve got an article up at Eternity entitled God of which city? Here’s an excerpt: There are several advantages to doing mission in Australia. You speak the language, you know the culture, you belong to existing networks and supports. And, although it sounds counterintuitive, it can even be cheaper to live […]
Our six months of cross-cultural preparation with CMS Australia starts in February! The design is based on the UK poster of the original Rocky movie.
A few weeks ago I read John Stott: a portrait by his friends. I was particularly encouraged to read this quote, from David Turner, a member at All Souls and a friend of John Stott’s since 1972. I recall early in my legal career going to see [John Stott] to discuss […]
“Mission is all about going, very little about doing and everything about being.” Naomi Reed spoke on this quote at CMS SA’s Summer Encounter in January this year. For the last 10 months, it’s been rolling around in my head and I re-listened to her talk on this last week.