Training pastors and planters for urban contexts in context (part 2 – The curriculum)

I want to continue the conversation by talking a little about the type of curriculum I would like to see in a local church context and how that can be delivered. Continue reading

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What are we doing to help encourage and support urban mission?

In the last post I mentioned two ways in which churches and individuals in wealthier parts of the country could support urban ministry in needy areas. Continue reading

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

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

Blessing the World

Here are my talk notes from Friday morning’s sermon at the Union Conference.  The talk was on the topic “Blessing the World” which is one of Union’s core values. In full this is

“Blessing the world. We join God’s mission to fill the earth with the glory of Jesus as we are led by the Spirit.”

Nb. These are notes only, not a full script. Continue reading