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EXAMPLES OF CORE VALUES

On Sunday we want to try and wrap up the process of clarifying our values. If you remember VALUES are foundational motivations and inspiration, nonnegotiable guiding principles. They are our “die fors” those things which you never sacrifice give a … Continue reading

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CREATION: What should we value?

We are in the middle of thinking about what our values should be, clarifying our “ethos” as a movement. Remember we are trying to do that by starting at the right place, THEOLOGY (Who God Is) —> MISSIOLOGY (What God … Continue reading

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GENETICALLY ENGINEERING CHURCH

Yesterday we started properly on the process of clarifying our values as a movement. I thought I would post a wee recap so people could continue to reflect and contribute and maybe catch up if you weren’t there. “You won’t … 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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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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PRECONDITIONS FOR PENTECOST: becoming the church God can use in mission

I have spent the last week praying and thinking about the future of Mosaic Edinburgh with a growing sense of conviction that we are at an absolutely crucial stage in our development. To help me to think about the future … Continue reading

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Not “NOT YET CHRISTIAN” but ‘NO MORE CHRISTIAN” … SCOTLAND & SIMPLISTIC MISSION

In 1910 here in Edinburgh there was the biggest ever gathering, up to that point in history, of protestant missionaries to think about the future of world mission. The so called Edinburgh Missionary Conference happened just before the bloodbath of … Continue reading

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UNLEARNING CHURCH

another raid of an old blog archive I bought a book a few years ago with the title “Unlearning Church”. As well as being the title of a good book “Unlearning Church” is also a pretty good description of my … Continue reading

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MOSAIC EDINBURGH: So Are We A Church

Recently I got into a discussion with someone about Mosaic Edinburgh and half way through our conversation in a slightly exasperated voice my conversation partner asked “But are you a church?” Leaving aside my slightly long winded inability to get … Continue reading

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