Latest Local Church posts

The Democratization of Mission

The Great Commission of Jesus Christ was first issued to the first apostles of the church. It has arguably been carried out, since then, by a double-act of the “apostolic bands” (mission agencies) and the local church – i.e. church ‘on-the-move’ and church ‘on-the-spot’. After two centuries of the mission […]

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To Sweden With Love

I have just returned from Norway where I met a Swedish Christian who, with his wife, spent many years in Egypt – their four children were born there. When they returned to Sweden they settled in a town of 16,000 that has 90% from a non-Swedish background. This is due […]

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The Culturally Inclusive Church

The aim of this post is to give you practical advice on how to include outreach to Muslims within your church’s vision and approach. ‘If you want to buy a stretch limo, first measure the length of your garage’. If you want to include Muslims within the scope of the […]

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Why Westerners Distrust Muslims

Much of our distrust of Muslims is rooted in ‘Christendom’; or more accurately – its demise. So what is Christendom? Christendom literally means “the dominion of Christ” and refers to the era in European history which began when the Roman Emperor Constantine was officially “converted” and made Christianity the religion […]

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You, your Muslim friend, and Jesus

Talking about Jesus with our friends can be challenging. Whether the person we’re talking to is a close family member, a friend we know from the gym or someone we sit next to every day at work; finding the right words to express our faith isn’t always easy. As much […]

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Why Evangelicals are divided over Islam

The other day I came across an article on the ‘science vs. religion’ debate that talked about the way some people turn religion into a science, while others turn science into a religion. The point being made was that ‘creationists’ read detailed scientific information about nature into the Bible, while […]

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