Matt Smethurst writes on The Gospel Coalition site: “When it comes to the gospel, we don’t need to dress it up to make it cool. We need to break it down to make it clear.” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/3-reasons-avoid-evangelism/ The context of the comment is in an article about why we can sometimes struggle with and seek to… Continue reading Do we need to break the Gospel down to make it clear?
Dwelling is more than contextualisation
The other day, I was discussing with a group of potential church planters what it means to plant a “missional church”. Now, I guess that every church should be missional so, when we use the phrase we are suggesting that a church is not resting on its laurels as an established entity in the community… Continue reading Dwelling is more than contextualisation
Contextual visions and dreams
If you’ve not had chance to yet, do have a listen to last week’s Faithroots Podcast where I was talking to Jonny Mellor of Church Central and Sputnik. Jonny helpfully gets us thinking about the way that Christians should engage with the arts and culture generally. In the conversation we talk about Daniel as a… Continue reading Contextual visions and dreams
Searching Out: Getting to know the context and culture
I love the first afternoon and evening of a holiday. One of the first things we’ve done after we’ve found where we’ve staying, had a cuppa and unpacked is go out for a walk and start to explore the area on foot. It doesn’t matter if it’s New York, Paris or Cornwall. Walking around you… Continue reading Searching Out: Getting to know the context and culture