Over at the new Comment magazine, I’ve just read the latest article by editor James K A Smith, Naturalizing Shalom: confessions of a Kuyperian secularist. It makes for a fascinating little case study after talking about mission as transformation.
Let’s talk university ministry again, and follow up on a question I asked earlier: is there significance in the university itself? I believe so. We’re not agnostic about what students are studying, or the fields of inquiry in which they’re working. Student ministry is not just another, perhaps more concentrated […]
How do we join together word and deed, evangelism and social engagement, conversion and liberation? The problem has been posed in various ways by different people, and with a range of answers. It’s an issue I’ve been dancing around for some time, and last year at St Andrew’s Hall I began […]
You might know the quote attributed to Francis of Assisi: Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary. You might also have heard that he didn’t exactly said that. The quote comes up for discussion because sometimes we’re concerned that words, and gospel preaching, might be downplayed. But […]
I’ve been reading late missiologist Ralph Winter‘s essay on predictions for Evangelical missions. He traces a loss of social conscience in evangelicals from the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th. Think the difference between Wilberforce or the early Temperance movements and the ‘just save souls’ emphasis […]