The impact of ‘ordinary’ Bible teaching

You know how certain lessons linger in the memory? I recall a sermon just after I moved to the Midlands to work with Christian Unions. I don’t remember the passage, though it could well have been Mark’s Gospel. Instead of trying to recruit us to follow Jesus by describing how amazing Jesus’ teaching was, the preacher simply wanted us to listen to Jesus’ own words and follow him.

Johnny & Ann McClean

Thailand means Land of the Free, but with social inequality, corruption and people trafficking hiding behind the famous Thai smile, many people feel trapped

Joanna Lane (IFES)

Only around 2% of Belgians say they are Christians, with that statistic being much lower amongst the student community

Alex & Wijneke Kanri

The pressing need for the church at this moment is to form the next generation of church leaders

Focus on…Italy

“Let’s get one thing straight. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset and olive groves. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze ... you can go round and round in circles for years.”

Our Early Days in Turkey

In April 2016, we arrived in Istanbul to spend two years focusing on learning the Turkish language and culture with the longer-term plan of working alongside a national church in a smaller city elsewhere in the country.

Teaching Theology, Training Pastors in Kenya

The film ‘Out of Africa’ begins with Karen Blixen’s words, “I have a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills”. Well, I work at what used to be three farms at the foot of the Ngong Hills: Africa International University has a beautiful 50 acre campus some 15 miles from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya.