Forge Australia Back From The Dead

Steve Turner - breathing life back into Forge

Reports of the untimely death of Forge Australia have proven to be greatly exaggerated. I know because I spoke to the national coordinator today and interviewed him about where Forge is going (and where its been in the past).  Steve Turner is the last man standing so to speak as Forge Australia closed down operations and some the key figures moved on.  Steve Turner didn’t and is keen steer Forge 2 into a new era of cooperation with the church. (more…)

Alan Hirsch Reshaped

One of the most influential books about the nature of church and mission in the last decade was The Shaping Of Things To Come by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost. Seven years on I asked Alan Hirsch to reflect back on the legacy of the book, especially in terms of how, if at all it has affected the mainstream church. He provides some interesting insights about changes in his thinking and also an interesting claim about the future of missions to the West. (more…)