The Temptations of Jesus Christ in the Wilderness and Being Christian in an Increasingly anti-Christian Culture

In the fragmented and demented culture wars of today, Christians have a Victor and it is only in Jesus Christ that we can survive and thrive in these strange days. Luke 4:1-13 The Plan: Stone-to-bread = self-feeding (Material Temptation) Worship of nations = self-exalting (Sociological Temptation) Jump-off-temple = controlling God (Theological Temptation) The three application... Continue Reading →

A Mission Memory

Nineteen years ago I was in Zimbabwe on a two-month Youth With A Mission (YWAM) outreach, out of The King's Lodge training base in Nuneaton.  This was with my wife and three young children (6, 5, 2), and nineteen other people (adults and children). This was my first experience of cross-cultural mission and ministry outside... Continue Reading →

The Drill

A friend of mine describes the Christian life using a military metaphor that is both helpful and enlightening....I know - what a bargain! Being a Christian is about learning the basics:  Prayer; reading (i.e. exegeting and interpreting) scripture; Christ-likeness; learning the Fruits of the Spirit; living the sermon on the Mount; renewal of the mind;... Continue Reading →

Phenomenal Penh

Here's my brief write up for the Baptist Times on the mission to Cambodia we experienced in November 2015.... From Torquay to Cambodia Barton Baptist Church recently undertook a mission trip to Cambodia, involving the whole church. Minister Richard Matcham reflects It is an incredible thing to attempt a full-scale mission trip that includes the... Continue Reading →

Mission and Bosch

Below is a brief refelction I wrote a few years ago of David Bosch's outstanding Transforming Mission - paradigm shifts in theology of mission. Bosch's work has been given the highest praise, with such eloquent descriptions as immense, great, comprehensive, magnum opus, summa missiologica and magisterial, among others, for his book Transforming Mission.  This is... Continue Reading →

If We…

If We… If we were on the Air France plane that crashed into the Alps, we would be dead. If we were born just one caste above the pathetic Untouchables of India, we would despise them. If we were carried on Empires wings to far flung places, we would have had black ‘servants’. If we... Continue Reading →

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