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Jesus the Game Changer: to the ends of the earth

The spiritual landscape of the 21st Century is changing. Mainstream and social media is presenting a new narrative, and it is one that has erased a central figure that Read more

Evangelism: more prayed for than practiced

Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus, and are praying for opportunities to share their faith. But most say they have not had any Read more

Taking Church On The Run – helping people find purpose in their passion.

During a dark night of anguish and disappointment Jimmy Brown felt the strong call of God, to relinquish his paid role as a Baptist minister, and to reach a specific Read more

Evangelism In A Skeptical World – book review

It’s hard to find anyone in a Baptist church who doesn’t passionately believe in evangelism, and its equally hard to find a church that doesn’t have meaningful connections with their Read more

Emerge Evangelism Conference Report

As followers of Jesus there are many moments in life that we look back upon which we acknowledge to be pivotal and significant in our faith journey, maturity and discipleship. Read more

Discipleship Checklist for Churches

Discipleship for churches is a bit like healthy eating for people: we all know we need to but we don’t necessarily have a plan in place and even if we Read more

Building A Discipling Culture

‘Discipling’ is one of those concepts that sits atop the lexicon of concepts Christians are in furious agreement on – in that like evangelism and mission, we regard discipling as Read more

Is Human Contact Now A Luxury Good?

As someone who has been within the folds of evangelicalism since conversion the notion of ‘presence evangelism’ has always struck me as being somewhat lacking. Unless there is a conversation Read more

An invitation too good to refuse

When was the last time you RSVP’d to something by cutting along a dotted line, ticking a box and posting the piece of paper back to your friend?  A wedding Read more

Jesus the Bloke

It’s not often that in a book about Jesus the first chapter starts off with a quote from the famous Australian film The Castle. That was enough to catch my Read more