Category Archives: Missions

Reflections on Christian Missions

THE BANQUET

Europe is currently facing the largest migration of peoples since the Second World War. Many of those who are coming to Europe are displaced from Syria by the civil war there and the depredations of the Islamic State. However there … Continue reading

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The Church in Britain – Three Days, Three Perspectives

I’m in Britain with my family for a few weeks. As a Brit and an ex-pat, living overseas for more than twenty years it has been a privilege to drop in on the church scene in the United Kingdom now … Continue reading

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The Stone the Builders Rejected

Jesus once told a story about a vineyard that was being managed by tenant farmers who ultimately proved to be untrustworthy. You can read the story in Matthew’s gospel, chapter 21 and verses 33 – 41. The story is a … Continue reading

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Edit: Audacity

First Friday in Richmond, Virginia is an event in the Art District. It takes place every first Friday of the month throughout the year come rain or shine. As many as sixteen local galleries are open within a few blocks … Continue reading

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Hallelujah – a Reflection on the Isaiah 19 Highway

The Old Testament prophet Isaiah speaks of an International Highway with the words: “In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians … Continue reading

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What Became Possible?

Earlier this week I was challenged by the words of a 72-year-old lady who has a profound ministry of intercessory prayer. She said: “God showed me that if we actually prayed into what wasn’t there He would bring it into … Continue reading

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Project Javelin

In 1988 a group of British guys working with the church in Burkina Faso, West Africa, launched a mobile village evangelism ministry. Named Project Javelin because Joshua was commanded by the Lord to hold up his javelin toward Ai with … Continue reading

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The Ninevite in My Backyard

A long time ago a man called Jonah was sent by God to a city called Nineveh. After much procrastination he finally made it to the city, and preached the word of God to the inhabitants. The people repented. Since … Continue reading

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Blessed to be a Blessing

Andrew Jared has grown up with parents who support a school in Niger, West Africa. We have a picture of him sitting by a golf hole flag aged eleven months during a fundraiser event for Niger. He will be eleven … Continue reading

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A Josiah Spirit and a Caleb Spirit

Since the late 1990s I have regularly spoken to a men’s meeting of about fifty guys at a local Methodist Church. I usually talk about Christian ministry in the West African nations of Niger and Burkina Faso. The men’s group … Continue reading

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