Urban mission lessons from the Acts Mission to the Gentiles

This is one of those “What if? Thought exercises” so disclaimers include that it doesnt come with tight exegesis, I am not saying this is how to apply Acts 8-15 and I am not proposing this as a definite strategy. However, our Union Learning Community were discussing how the Gentiles were included in the church and it got me thinking about what this might look like in terms of contemporary urban mission. Continue reading

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The Prime Minister’s cough and historical reliability

So what exactly happened on Wednesday lunch time? The bare facts are

– The Prime Minister made a speech

– A comedian interrupted with a fake P45 claiming it was from Boris Johnson

– The PM struggled with a severe coughing fit

– She was given  cough sweet by the Chancellor

– Some letters from the slogan fell off the wall. Continue reading

Theological Training is not a mere hobby

Why am I passionate about what we are trying to do with the TrainBC bit of ActBC? Why am I excited about what we are doing with Union in developing a Learning Community in the Urban West Midlands? Why am I not yet satisfied that we are there yet?

The answer is within the phrase “the TrainBC bit of ActBC.” I’m passionate about training for Gospel ministry because it serves the purpose of Gospel ministry. We didn’t just get involved in training as a hobby. To be sure, I enjoy training and mentoring people but it’s not just for the intellectual pleasure. Continue reading

Thinking about Gospel Ministry training? -Start planning for 2018 now


 

 

We’re just about to start our first Union G-Dip programme in a couple of weeks’ time, so it may seem a bit strange to be talking about September 2018 or even 2019. Yet the reality is that now is just the right time to be thinking about Gospel Ministry training if it is likely to happen within the next two to three years. Continue reading