Tag Archives: hospitality

Rediscovering Hospitality

In Japan lonely senior citizens (especially women) are shoplifting in search of the community and stability of jail. From 1980 to 2015, the number of seniors living alone in Japan increased more than sixfold, to almost 6 million. That’s quite extreme but all across the developed world

The Curiosity Index (21.02.2018)

Does It Bother You That God Barred Moses from the Promised Land? From Trevin Wax: For a long time, I was bothered by the fact that God didn’t allow Moses into the Promised Land. I sympathized with Moses in his one moment of weakness, and

The Curiosity Index (14.02.2018)

Why Hospitality Is Vital to Church Planting I recently unloaded a whole ton of thoughts on Twitter about hospitality. This is a good summary of the whys and hows of hospitality. By opening up our hearts and homes to others in hospitality, we experience fellowship

A starved, skinny, under-nourished form of hospitality

Recently a number of posts on hospitality have shown up in my blog feed. Discussions about scruffy hospitality or discovering that hospitality is about friendship not impressing people and learning that it really isn’t about entertaining. Yet there’s something about all of them, commendable though they are,

Don’t shut the door: receive the refugee

View image | gettyimages.com The flow of refugees into Europe continues, partly as a result of the ongoing war, the fear that more doors into Europe will shut and the oncoming winter which will make the journey much harder and the sea journey nearly impossible. As

The importance of your home

I recently wrote about the lost art of hospitality and how it is an essential for church planting, so it’s vital we realise the importance of how we think about our homes. In this video Steve Timmis and Dhati Lewis talk about why ‘my home is

The lost art of hospitality

It’s a relatively staple part of Christian testimony in the West, after a team has returned from a poorer nation to be genuinely moved at the hospitality and generosity of their hosts compared with their own attempts. You’ve probably heard people talk about hospitality and you

Church planting essentials: Hospitality

Family. Church. When you think about those words what comes to mind? Are there any overlaps? It is quite possible that neither of them carry any positive associations for you, yet that only serves to highlight our deep need for a place where we are