Mission in the New Europe

Some invitations to mission in northern Europe over the next few days. First up The NEW: The NEW is taking place in Riga, Latvia on the 19th-22nd July this year and is hosted by my friend Matt Medd. This event is aimed at people who are considering a call to cross-cultural mission, and who are interested in working with Newfrontiers in the Baltics and Northern Europe. As Matt says, “It is an intimate event over a weekend that seeks to help people on their journey of cross-cultural mission with a…

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Bread & Wine as a covenant meal

While studying for a series on communion I came across a few references to bread & wine in the Old Testament that intrigued me. So I reached out to those of greater brain power than me for some input. One of those was James Patrick, a friend in Emmanuel Church Oxford. I thought his insights were really helpful, so with his kind permission I’m sharing them here. Here’s what I noticed: “I’ve been reading and thinking a fair bit about communion and today noticed something I’d not thought of before.…

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Christian Living 

Where is my home?

For the first few years after we moved to Sweden, whenever we would visit the UK it was reasonably common for people to ask us, ‘Is it nice being home again?’ and we knew what they meant. Except, of course, we weren’t home. Home at its most basic is your place of permanent residence, so we weren’t home. Home however has more to it than your postal code, which is why we can say of someone or somewhere that ‘we felt right at home’. Home is a place of security…

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