God is moving among Roma, at the periphery of Europe, while churches at the “center” wither. It’s great opportunity to relearn mission.
A major goal of the Roma to the Nations consultation was to inspire and motivate leaders in the global Chinese church to reach out to the Roma. This shaped the dialogue in a unique way. During the consultation, Chinese pastors offered meditations on Scripture, which shine a light on the deeper thinking that is emerging…
“How does this concern of yours affect me?” (John 2:4) Yes, this question is asked in the context of the first miracle Jesus is recorded as performing, which, at first glance, seemed to be for the purpose of keeping the party going. But that’s not the point. He had a greater purpose: he realized that…
There is an amazing sense that this ridiculous degree of diversity, oriented around reaching the most unlikely of peoples with the most impossible of expectations has been orchestrated by the Holy Spirit.
After reflecting on the meaning and significance of “Gospel movements” with our Europe colleagues, I came home and began to dream.
I have some ideas about what it means… but what do YOU think?
The soil is dark and rich, fertilized over years by suffering. But for as long as anyone can remember, people have thrown their garbage onto this field. It has happened for so long, that this field is seen as good for nothing but a garbage dump. Suddenly a flower appears.
“That is how we will change the world. But the first step must be to love and foster a genuine relationship.”
The exclusion the Roma have experienced is truly without equal. So is the nature of the redemption and transformation of the Gospel.