Have you ever heard of someone “doing a Luke 10”? They’ve become a bit of a thing in our circles over the last few years.
In Luke 10
we read how Jesus paired up 72 of his followers and gave them some specific instructions. He told them:
- Ask the “chief farmer” to send workers out into the “harvest”, then go.
- Don’t take extra stuff, whether a purse, bag or sandals. Don’t spend time chatting to everyone passing by.
- If you find people of peace and hospitality, bless them.
- Eat whatever you’re given.
- Heal their sick people and tell them the kingdom of God has arrived in town.
- If people reject you, move on.
Continue reading “Accidentally Luke Tenning it in Winchester”
Michael Frost told a story of one megachurch that padded out a team with millions of dollars and sent them to a slum in India. The team flew over and swept in triumphantly, gathering the residents to tell them the glad tidings of their arrival and what they were planning to do.
Continue reading “Don’t just do something, sit there”
After leaving work early on Friday and signing some pieces of paper at the estate agent’s office we spent a very busy evening lugging furniture, driving a van back and forth, cleaning and moving bags and boxes around.
Continue reading “And we’re in!”
I promised I’d publish a post describing the marks of our new common purse, the core qualities we intend it to be marked by, and here it is.
Some of the trustees of the New Creation Christian Community had arranged to meet up with me to talk about our new community initiative, what relationship it would have to the current setup, how it would be best administered and how they could support us.
Continue reading “Common Purse 2.5”
Let me tell you a short true story.
Once upon a time waaaay back in the late 60s the Holy Spirit turned up at a normal Baptist chapel in the sleepy English countryside. Things started kicking off big-time. Soon many of the hairy hippy freaks from round about came by the bike/car/busload to see what the fuss was all about. This caught the attention of some straight-laced Christians looking for something more than their stuffy straight-lacedness.
Continue reading “Back to the Teapot”