Glocal Presentations

January 19, 2015By Sara Jane WalkerDiscoveries

Three fantastic videos from Alan Roxburgh and Mark Lau Branson as they participated in the Glocal Church Summit event in November 14 in Los Angeles 1. The Missiological Challenge: Euro-tribal Churches and the Question of Power 2. What is God up to in the neighborhood? 3. Church Planting and Pluralism  Brenton Bersin Womens Jersey

Acts 16:9-10 / Apr 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-martin-robinson] 01As a European, this passage of scripture impacts me because it is the first recorded entry of the gospel to that area of land that we now call Europe. It’s curious to think that the gospel was well established in the Middle East, in Asia Minor, and probably in Africa before it entered Europe. … Read More

Mat 6:22-23 / May 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-mary-publicover] The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; but if your is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! -Mat 6:22-23. 01Jesus had good eyesight. … Read More

In the Neighborhood / Jun 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-howard-lawrence] 01Recently I visited a number of neighbourhoods in which the Christians, irrespective of their church commitments, were enjoying deep relationships with one another in their communities! With these relationships they were living into the nuance of the scriptures which teach us to love our neighbours, meaning that we should first love those who belong … Read More

Acts 16:9-11 / Jul 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-martin-robinson] Acts 16:9-11 01As a European I delight in this text as representative of a moment when the gospel was crossing from Asian Minor (Turkey) to a part of the world that we would identify as Greece or Europe today. Although Europe did not exist in the minds of people living then as a geographical … Read More

Acts 2:42-47 / Sep 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-karen-wilk] Acts 2:42-47 01At first glance or perhaps past reads, this passage appears to suggest ‘holy huddling’ and hardly be helpful for those seeking to be on God’s mission in God’s world that is, until we get to the last line. Read it again for the first time: all the while praising God and enjoying … Read More

Mark 7:24-30 / Nov 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-mary-publicover] 01In the story of this sharp exchange we are shown an example of learning “on the hoof” or “on the fly”. In a responsive engagement with a gentile woman Jesus apparently changes his view. What vulnerability is demonstrated here! 02Am I as free in my exchanges with my “Canaanite” world? Who is challenging me? … Read More

Advent 2 / Dec 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-mary-publicover] Advent 2 | Preparing for Peace Advent Readings | Baruch 5:1-9, Psalm 126, Philippians 1:1-11 & Luke 3:1-6 01I was speaking to newcomers last night, telling them the story of our church’s 35 year history. I have to confess that for a moment I lost interest in my audience and became captured by a … Read More

Advent 3 / Dec 2012

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-alan-roxburgh] Advent 3 | Preparing for Joy Advent Readings | Zephaniah 3:14-20, Psalm 85, Philippians 4:4-9 & Luke 3:7-18 01 Joy! I’m not the one to write this Advent meditation. This is not a word that comes to my breath readily. As I write these words early on a Friday morning ‘joy’ is in the … Read More

Proverbs 3:5-6 / Jan 2013

January 14, 2015By Adam LangOther…

[author-bio-fiona-watts] Trust in the Lord with all your heart. In all your ways acknowledge him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 God is at work in our midst. What kind of qualities do we need to embrace to be able to trust that God is going ahead of us like “a pillar … Read More