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Passion for Mission Reflections by Phil Prior 3

This is the third of a series of blogs from Passion for Mission, which took place on the 8th June 2017 at All Souls, Langham Place. The theme was “God’s Mission in a Time of Transition. What is the role of the UK in mission today in a world that has changed so much and continues to change?” In this post I will be reflecting on words from Israel Olofinjana, who raised the four issues for partnering in mission across the world.Read more

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Passion for Mission Reflections 2

This is the second of a series of blogs from Passion for Mission, which took place on the 8th June 2017 at All Souls, Langham Place. The theme was “God’s Mission in a Time of Transition. What is the role of the UK in mission today in a world that has changed so much and continues to change?” In this post I will be reflecting on words from Louisa Evans, one of the speakers, who told us of her own experiences.Read more

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Contextualisation of the Gospel

The challenge of the contextualisation of the gospel is not be feared.  In fact it is one of the greatest gifts we have.  The Christian faith demands to be contextualised, and is made capable of such contextualisation because of the dynamic at work at its heart. From the outset, God contextualised his approach to humankind, through language and imagery, personal encounter and revelation.Read more

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Confidence to Take the Gospel to Council Estates

This article is taken from Issue 2 of our Sphere magazine. To order your own copy of the magazine click here.

Blogs are a rich source of thought-provoking comments and articles. The following was taken from a blog written by Steve Casey, using abridged content from Pete Jackson: www.reachingtheunreached.org.uk/category/fuel/(link is external)

…Something strange has happened in conservative evangelical circles in recent decades. It seems that a strategy for gospel ministry has developed that goes something like this: Let’s reach the brightest and most influential people in society, because if we reach them we’ll reach the nation. And so there has been a concerted focus for the evangelisation of our nation on university cities and towns (but mainly the bits of those cities and towns where the predominantly middle-class students and graduates live). To our shame the working class and, for want of a better term, the ‘benefit-dependent underclass’, have by and large, been ignored by our constituency.

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‘Integration’ or ‘Social Cohesion’ – which will it be?

Analysts have concluded that the notion of ‘multi-culturalism’ led to Britain looking more like a ‘community of communities’. Since then the government was still getting to grips with the routine levels of immigration when emergency migration to Europe began. It seemed to destroy any hope of healthy inclusion. Since then the debate is over what we should be aiming for – “integration” or “social cohesion”? What is the difference and is either actually achievable? Read more

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Hospitality and Mission: Food for thought. 

I admit to a degree of smug enjoyment when teaching a class on missions and asking the class what they think are important tools that God has given us to do mission.  (I try and reward the students with chocolate).  There are multiple answers but there is one answer I’m waiting for in particular: food.  Yes, food is incredibly important in doing mission.Read more