#272 What are the #ethicsofchristianmission? Is there a right way to #proclaimthegospel? “Preach the gospel and if necessary use words.” #saintfrancisofassisi
Myself and my colleague delivered a presentation on the ethics of mission yesterday. Perhaps we could say that God-centred mission involved #love, #humility and #service as three key components…all are inter-related and all are characteristics of Jesus. #shareyourthoughts
#271 Today we went to #church here…a private school in the week and on Sunday it turns into a praise and worship extravaganza! It got me thinking though; in the C of E many of our churches have a deep and rich #heritage, they can be hundreds of years old. There is a real sense, not only of #godspresence, but also of the many followers who have gone before. I love church buildings, but are they really inaccessible for people who aren’t used to going? Do they feel intimidating? Would people be more inclined to go if church was in a school/hotel/cafe? Does tradition not matter anymore? Does the building even matter? #shareyourthoughts
#268 One persons rubbish is another persons #treasure! I spent the day with @emmausoxford yesterday. It was brilliant to see a different way of bringing people out of #homelessness and #addiction. Emmaus enables someone to work their way out of homelessness, and leave their addictions behind. A brilliant and inspiring organisation. The team are working to open a new shop and some of the companions were making a desk for the shop out of scrap furniture which looked like it was going to be amazing!