• The missional muddle image
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    When new buzzwords enter the vernacular, there are two things that have the potential to cause confusion. The first is that the new piece of jargon is mystifying to everybody, so the word has to be translated virtually every time it is used. The second, and more insidious, is that everybody assumes... Read more
  • Hail the Holidays! image
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    Today is my last day in the office before taking a couple of weeks off on holiday (that’s ‘vacation’ to our American readers!). So the past couple of days has been that normal just-before-holiday experience of both manically trying to tidy up everything that needs to be done before going... Read more
  • What’s wrong with anabaptism? image
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    The Anabaptists - those who practised believers’ baptism at the time of the Reformation - were hated, feared and persecuted by pretty much every quarter of Christendom. The Catholics saw them as the ultimate and therefore worst form of Protestantism, a sort of spiritual anarchy. Meanwhile the... Read more