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Clarity about the gospel mission

What is our distinct mission as Christians? What should concern us uniquely as the people of God in these last days? At our AGM the Vision 100 Network committee adopted, with a slight addition, the new Geneva Push doctrinal basis as an expanded expression of the the doctrine that unites us

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The Real Reasons Your People Aren’t Turning Up To Church Every Week

As a church pastor I suppose I should say “amen” when I read yet another article about the hit and miss attendance of church goers in this generation compared to what was the case up until the 1970s. I should say “amen”, but I’m cautious. Writing in The Gospel

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A few notes on power and problematic things

Just because something could plausibly be explained by a framework of power or desire doesn't make this explanation the right one. A group or person may lose the 'right' to the dominant view on a topic. But it's not true to say "You have no right to comment

Tim and Felix and What They Say About Sex image
Tim and Felix and What They Say About Sex

If you’re not from the UK, you may or may not have heard of Tim Farron. He’s an evangelical Christian who also happens to be the leader of England’s third biggest political party, the Liberal Democrats, who were, up until the last general election, the minority partner

Analysis of the dangers that lie in Christian ministry ambition image
Analysis of the dangers that lie in Christian ministry ambition

In a great section of Col Marshall and Tony Payne's The Vine Project they say "one of the culture changes that many churches need is a revolution in their level of gospel ambition. Putting it baldly, we need to think big." They make a biblical case for

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Mirrors 23rd April 2017

An unrequited love letter to the lost rollerbladers of Brisbane. Nothing to do with 'Christian Reflections' particularly. Do I lead my ministry/organisation in such a way that it won’t be too bad if I left? Awesome article Simone Richardson responding to the Twitter hashtag #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear. I

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Christian Restivism

Everyone wants to be a Christian Activist these days.  No one wants to be a Christian Restivist. Get what I mean?  With the demise of terms such as “holiness” and “godliness” in our secular frame, activism has become the new way to be virtuous, and, just as importantly in this

One of the first books on church planting I ever read image
One of the first books on church planting I ever read

Is there anything more gross than this? It's almost so disgusting it's cool again. It's one of the first books on church planting I ever read. Back in 1999 or something, when Limp Biskit and Korn were considered to be a good idea and every Christian Union in

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