Monthly Archives: May 2012

CHURCH: The Challenge OF The City, A Challenge TO The City

We are on to chapter 2 “THE CHALLENGE OF THE CITY” of Hooker & Young’s HOLINESS & MISSION: Learning From The Church About Mission In The City. I have to admit that I didn’t think this chapter had quite the … Continue reading

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Time For A Damascus Rd Experience: The Pharisees Have Taken Over The Church

On top of my current reading pile is “Learning From The Early Church About Mission in The City” by Morna Hooker and Frances Young. A few years ago Hooker, a notable NT expert and Young an eminent theologian formed a … Continue reading

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PENTECOST: Pristine Church & Pioneer Community

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers … Continue reading

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Pentecost: The Church that God Built

I know its a couple of days away but I am getting excited about Pentecost. I really love Pentecost as a church Festival, for several reasons really, Firstly, the shops haven’t worked out how to make money out of it … Continue reading

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TOP of the Theological Pops

Noted biblical scholar NT Wright sent shockwaves through the academic world by releasing a You Tube clip of him doing cover versions of several Bob Dylan hits. This got me thinking about what cover versions other contemporary and historical Christian … Continue reading

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Why We Have Half A Church

I have been doing some preparation this morning for speaking at the weekend and I came across something that frustrated and annoyed me, so I thought I should vent my frustration on you. I have just read the very first … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY…. Are You Mystical or Historical

If I was looking for a PHD subject in the field of religion I would look at what people’s FaceBook statuses reveal about contemporary Christian spirituality. I find it fascinating to look at how people articulate their faith by what … Continue reading

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