Who has the right to say who I am? Do other people have the right to tell me who I am, or should I tell who I am to others?
Can “avoiding churchy words” make us more authentically Christian?
The words we think are “churchy” now were subversive when they were used in Scripture. What does that tell us about our choice of words?
Disability and the Church – Time to get serious
If we’re not fostering the spiritual growth and ministry effectiveness of people with disabilities, we are actually disabling the body of Christ.
From the Dnepr’s Banks, to Wreck Island Creek. Dreams for the land live on.
While friendships and burdens remain, dreams do sometimes die. Yet they’re sometimes reborn. Entire chapters of life seem to end in a sudden aposiopesis… only to be reconfigured in a new place with new characters.
Thinking about people on the move
This wave of refugees is not a problem that God has given us to solve. It is an opportunity to share the good news in the context of relationship, welcome, witness.
“Created not for good things” – A Roma leader on Roma worldview
A while back, I published a series of articles based on the experience of interacting with Chinese, Roma, and European mission leaders last fall. We continue to work with the networks that have emerged and grown in such gatherings, and in the many personal connections nurtured as the work goes forward. One of the presentations…
Roma, Chinese, Mission and Me – Part 6 – Big Power
Reflecting on both the content and the significance of the recent Roma to the Nations consultation is like a kaleidoscope: there are more and more angles and pieces that come together and, as we turn to get a better view more beautiful patterns come into view. Just as we need to be clear that the…
Roma, Chinese, Mission and Me – Part 5 – Stereotypes and Stories
God is moving among Roma, at the periphery of Europe, while churches at the “center” wither. It’s great opportunity to relearn mission.