Steve Bell, National Director for Interserve England & Wales


Attitudes towards Muslims range from polite hostility to naivety. Christians need help to engage in the Great Commission of Christ to bear witness, in the ‘spirit’ of the Great Command of Christ to love. This balance is the "grace and truth" response, which gave rise to the title of this blog. Find out more »

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American Evangelicalism – help or hindrance?

America is split down the middle over what “Hillary” or “Donald Trump” stand for. It’s more than an election, the nation is ‘on-the-brink’ polarised over immigration, racism and guns. Whoever wins, the prospect of civil unrest is real. But are Evangelicals helping or hindering? The American ‘right-wing’ agenda around Donald […]

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The problem with western missionaries

Nik Ripken was a missionary for 35 years in N. Africa and M. East.  He has researched persecuted believers in 70 countries, where they told him that westerners tend to confuse “help” with “control”. This sort of hegemony happens when power is in the hands of those who don’t realise they […]

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The Great Commission for Muslims? (Part 2)

I said last time that I find the Semiticness of Matthew’s Gospel more culturally appropriate for Christian witness to Muslims. I asserted that the imperative command in the Great Commission is not “Go” but “disciple!”. I then promised to unpack the participles – ‘going’, ‘baptising’ and ‘teaching’ which are supporting […]

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