One of the reasons to reach a city, if not the reason, is to influence a culture. However a new shaper of culture is emerging that has nothing to do with the city in fact it has very little to do with any geographical location
This will probably begin a series of posts on the above, following on from the thought provoking teaching of Dr Tim Keller, whom I heard the other day on this subject. He made the case for the church engaging the culture and reaching cities. Cities
Some good reviews as always, which will hopefully encourage you to make reading a priority Lex Loizides writes a good review of John Humphry’s Lost for Words Tim Challies reviews The One True God by Paul David Washer Mark Heath reviews Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible
Seeing the handouts given to leading bankers when they get sacked for doing a rubbish job is quite something. Take a look at this. I wish more church leaders would just stand up and say, this is not right. It’s wrong.
I don’t know if you’ve ever had the experience of asking a question and it all coming out wrong? I had that. I was at a day conference in London where Tim Keller was the speaker. He was excellent. The theme was influencing the city,
The evangelical tradition I grew up in was never one for all the seasons and saints, high days and holy days of the traditional churches. Up until recently I had only a vague understanding of Lent (it’s still quite vague) but I do know lots
Khaled Hosseini’s first book The Kite Runner is heart achingly good. Set in Afghanistan this is a story of love, sin, betrayal and redemption. Two boys growing up in Kabul joined and kept apart by invisible ties. The heart of the book is Amir’s struggle
I think when the Potter books were becoming a phenomenon a number of Christians were worried, concerned about these books and the insight into magic and witchcraft that lies within. Some of my friends were among those concerned so I must be careful what I