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Evangelism

Evangelism

A very thorough survey in Great Britain this year (weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults) has come up with a conclusion that may surprise many: Two-thirds of Christians become Christians between the ages of 0 and 4 years old. So what is the church’s focus on this pre-school age? Are we facilitating… Continue Reading

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Conform Cooperate Confront?

Conform Cooperate Confront?

Regulars here will pick up soon enough that this post is also an ongoing reflection in relation to the upcoming synod’s decision on the future of the Christchurch Cathedral. The previous posts are What is a Cathedral? What is a Cathedral? Part 2 I am very grateful that people respected my request to take care… Continue Reading

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Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy has a bad name. Liturgy is a bit like “Pharisee”. It doesn’t have a great image (we easily forget that both Jesus’ and St Paul’s basic beliefs were those of the Pharisees). I belong to a Christian blogging network where the intention is that people support each other in their blogging. Admittedly, most members… Continue Reading

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Lessons From Holiday

Lessons From Holiday

I had chances, on holiday recently, to reflect on the way that different church communities engage with visitors and newcomers. [I have already put up one post from my holiday about engaging with children in the Eucharist]. I think with NZ house prices now at such extreme unafordability that, if we had a NZ version… Continue Reading

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Online Mission and Ministry

Online Mission and Ministry

My e-friend, Fr Scott Gunn, recently reflected on there being no talking “about websites at the Evangelism Matters conference”. He was struggling to find service times at a nearby church. [All the discussion that follows there is worth a read – and joining in, of course]. Anyone who has been in the community around this… Continue Reading

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The Day Church Singing Stopped

The Day Church Singing Stopped

Church services have shifted from being the Body of Christ worshipping God to being primarily focused on evangelising the unchurched. With this shift, congregational prayers, affirmations, responses, and, singing were replaced with the “worship”-preaching-worship format. The music shifted to primarily being intended to create an emotional response. So, in summary, begins the hard-hitting post by… Continue Reading

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Digital Evangelism

Digital Evangelism

I have long been an advocate for a (better) Christian presence in the new continent of the Internet where now many (most?) people live. A friend pointed out the new job: “Head of Digital Communications” in the Church of England. I applaud this venture. I think that digital competency should be part of the skills… Continue Reading

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