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News, reviews, commentary and perspectives on how to share Jesus creatively.

Coffee – The Elixir Of Mission

I come from the International Roast generation. When I were a lad we had no coffee machines, no lattes, no cappuccinos, no ristrettos, and no cold press. Large tins of Read more

Permission vs Persuasion

Is it just me or do many forms of evangelism involve coercion of one type or another? It may be a voice over with a soft music background and dimmed Read more

On mission in the neighbourhood – four spiritual practices

What does it look like to join with God on his mission in the neighbourhood? If we believe that the communities where God has put us are sacred ground, then Read more

Escaping the silo

The Internet has given us access to more knowledge than any previous generation has ever had, and it has supercharged our capacity to be connected to others more than ever Read more

Connecting with the Missing Millions

Millions across the world stared at their televisions in disbelief this week as the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States was televised live. The impossible was finally Read more

Summer Reading List

If you’re looking for something to read over your Christmas holiday break, or perhaps for a last minute gift idea, we’ve put together a list of Crossover’s top 10 books Read more

How To Get People To Engage On Social Media

Churches are increasingly cottoning on to the amazing opportunity that social media presents. Churches are increasingly establishing a presence on Facebook. However, how many people are looking at what they Read more

ABM Christmas Message

I’ll Be Home for Christmas…if only in my dreams!

What do Whitney Houston, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble all have in common? Each of them has recorded a version Read more

Walking on Water – A Book Review

When Simon Peter accepted the invitation of Jesus to step out of his fishing boat to walk on water, he unwittingly gave author, Darrell McKerlie, the title for a book. Read more

How To Know Everything About Your Local Community

I don’t want to brag but I know a lot about my local community. Those police helicopters buzzing around this morning: I know the address of the house the police Read more