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

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 […]

The Great Commissions, plural

One of the highlights of Tim Tennent’s Invitation to World Missions is chapter 5, in which he discusses the Great Commissions — in the plural. In the Four Gospels, each writer records a final post-resurrection saying of Jesus, but each saying is different, and is even attributed to a different […]

iCatechisms 4: future experiments

What’s the story you tell about yourself? In this series we’ve looked at three ‘iCatechisms’, digital summaries of Christianity: Two Ways to Live, ‘the big story’, and 321. Each of these iCatechisms takes a slightly different angle, but let’s return to a question I’ve been posing: why take one angle and […]

iCatechisms 3: 321

Here’s the final of our iCatechisms for now. 321 was released one year ago by Glen Scrivener in the UK. 321 is designed as a catechism with evangelism in mind, not the other way around, so it’s less dependent on a hook for outsiders.