Category Archives: Monastic

The horizontal and vertical of faith.

I am currently reading Hugh Halter’s “Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth”, and within it he writes: ” The best witness isn’t telling people concepts about God. The best witness of the gospel happens when people see an entire … Continue reading

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Discipleship before Leadership.

  I think you can tell by the subject matter of many of my posts that I am a firm believer in the idea of discipleship. My own denomination has for a long time been keen to quote ‘Make Christ-like … Continue reading

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transition from inward to outward

transition from inward to outward Brad Brisco’s summary of “what is missional?” is a good one, and I particularly like the five implications he closes with. I have summarized but also adapted some of this. I’ll close with some thoughts … Continue reading

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Narrative and Mission in Luke

Luke 10-11 the great narrative on mission “One thing is clear to me: The temptation of power is greatest when intimacy is a threat. “Much Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate … Continue reading

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More than tweaking…..

from The House Studio by Lance Ford From time to time someone pushing back on the missional movement idea will write a blog post or web article. Criticism comes in forms and directions. With the proliferation of “missional” over the … Continue reading

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Story or soundbite?

Every Tuesday night sees me travel across to Leeds to do the church House Group. I look to the group as being the main expression of this very small church, and I have deliberately set out to write a discipleship … Continue reading

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To be like, in order to encounter Christ…

A welcome focus on what ministry is about by simon There’s as good a defence of Christian ministry as you’re ever likely to read on the Daily Mail’s website (yeah, I know, unlike me to think anything good could find … Continue reading

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