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

The accidental evangelist

From time to time people are kind enough to tell me of something that I’ve said to them in the past that has had a profound impact on them leading Read more

A chance encounter

I had a chance encounter with a secularist who was listening to a podcast on polyamory in a forest trail the other weekend. Seriously. I was marshalling a trail run Read more

For our next trick…

Monday is the day I talk about church stuff to my irreligious friends more than any other day. This is in response to the ‘Monday question’: “How was your weekend?” Read more

TryPraying Resource Review

Jake turned up at our house along with his mate Rick in the biggest truck I’d ever seen. Their boss had dispatched them to move our belongings from one house Read more

If necessary, use words

There’s good news for Christians who’ve only ever experienced angst about evangelism due to feeling inadequate at delivering compelling Gospel presentations and convincing apologetic masterpieces that turn sceptics into true Read more

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