Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thinking through Halloween

Here in Sweden Halloween isn’t a big deal but it’s getting bigger as shops cash in. But wherever Halloween is present in the culture it poses a few problems for Christians and families in particular. My friend Mark Powley (Associate Rector at St Georges Leeds

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Book Review: Tyndale

Prior to reading this biography of William Tyndale I knew very little about him and now he enters the ranks as one of my heroes of the faith. It is an odd twist of history that Tyndale is so relatively unknown given his immense contribution

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Not proof of heaven

You may have read recently of the latest account of a near-death experience. It is the latest in the long line of accounts from small boys going to heaven and others having visions of heaven or hell. These stories are all offered as proof of

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Book review: Multiplying missional leaders

Over the past few years I’ve read an increasing number of books from the ‘missional’ tribe of the church. The latest is Multiplying Missional Leaders by Mike Breen. The raising up of leaders is a constant issue for most church leaders that I’ve ever met (myself included)

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To Turkey

Today we’re off to Turkey – it’s a mix of global leaders conference and family holiday. I was describing the situation to a few friends a couple of days ago and I said, “We get to listen to Terry Virgo, Bob Roberts and others preach.

Scandinavian Day: Momentum for mission

As a church family Newfrontiers barely exists in northern Europe and the wider church is retreating in the face of an advancing secularism. However in recent times there have been some positive developments that offer hope for the future. In the last five years we

Book review: The Meeting of the Waters

Fritz Kling is a well-travelled man working with many mission agencies around the world. He’s also a thoughtful observer of what he’s found. In The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Global currents that will propel the future church Kling articulates those observations. Kling introduces two characters