Category Archives: Bible

Neighbouring

Another local minister put me onto this book about Jesus’ greatest commandments, The Art of Neighboring, by American ministers Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon. Imagine¬†if a network of churches across the city were engaged in actively pursuing the best for … Continue reading

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Walking Church at Greenbelt

Can you create a church around the hobby of walking? From an idea developed by a Methodist church in Cumbria, Wood Green Mennonite Church in North London have been doing running their Walking Church for a number of months. I … Continue reading

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Prophetically engaging with the culture.

It’s taken me a while to get through this book, although it is only about 120 pages long. Walter Brueggemann’s Prophetic Imagination is quite a dense read. His basic thesis is that we need to engage in a critique, calling … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to share the gospel

The book I’m currently reading, James Emery White’s Christ Among the Dragons, is all about the Christian engaging with culture. One chapter highlights the importance of actually getting to the nitty-gritty and inviting people to follow Jesus. Many churches, he … Continue reading

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Waiting and praying

At our last meeting we began a study going through the book of Acts. I’m not going to blog my way through it here but the first chapter spoke to us about waiting. The disciples had seen Jesus ascend and … Continue reading

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Community and Disunity – Core Team meeting 4

For our fourth meeting of our core team we decided to look at one aspect of group work, team work, and beginning new communities from scratch. In the 1960s, business theorist Bruce Tuckman developed a four stage model of how … Continue reading

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Needs and Challenges of Acts 17 – Core Team meeting 3

Paul’s trip to Athens in Acts 17:16-34 is often used as one of the core texts of the fresh expressions movement. This week our core team looked at the passage and applied it to the situation on our development. Even … Continue reading

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