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Luke 10

Sent to the wolves

Luke 10:3 says this: Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. Jesus told his disciples to go–or more accurately, “as we are going.”  Yet we usually ask people to come.  “Come to our church,” “Come to our special meeting!”  Even in our house churches we ask people to come. … Read More

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House church

The House2House website is back up and running

It’s been a very long time since you heard from me and you’ve probably forgotten that you ever signed up for my blog. I apologize! Two reasons for my silence: firstly, I had run out of things to say and didn’t want to repeat myself incessantly. Secondly, I had just been diagnosed with an incurable… Read More

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House church

Radio Podcast on house churches

John White and I did a radio interview on house churches this last week with IWork4Him. Jim Brandenberg is an excellent host and asked all kinds of penetrating questions. Various others who are house church practitioners here and elsewhere also spoke for a few minutes. Check out the link here: https://www.iwork4him.com/podcast/2017/9/consider-the-house-church

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Kingdom Women

Radio interview airing on Monday February 1st

Periodically, I get asked to do radio interviews about books I have written. Towards the end of last year, I was asked to do an interview on  The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church with Dr. William P. Campbell of Beyond Words Radio. Dr. Campbell was a brilliant interviewer, and I… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Penelope Dale: in memoriam

Yesterday evening, my mother-in-law, Penelope (often known as Penny) Dale graduated from this life into the presence of Jesus. She has been longing to see him for many years, and so for her, this was a joyous release. Born in New Zealand, in 1924, Penny spent most of the formative years of her life in… Read More

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Kingdom Life

A response to the refugee crisis

Jesus and his family were refugees. When Jesus was still a baby, his parents fled with him to Egypt to escape the irrational rage of Herod. Thankfully, Egypt did not turn them away. The news about the Syrian refugee crisis can be overwhelming. Sometimes I weep as I watch families who have lost the dignity… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Paul Harvey: “If I were the devil…”

In 1965,Paul Harvey was a renowned radio newsman and commentator, his talks, at their height reaching as many as 24 million people per week. In 1965, he gave a talk entitled “If I were the devil…” I was recently stunned by this talk when I heard it at a fundraising banquet. It is eerily prophetic. Remember,… Read More

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House church

John White explains why he broke down in tears…

John White has been a friend for many years. We first met in 2001 when he came to our home to hear Wolfgang Simson speak–near the beginning of the simple/organic/house church movement in this country. John now runs a community for followers of Jesus around the world who explore rhythms of  life that result in… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Tears for the Motherland: a poem about gender violence

Anita Scott is a good friend of mine–a teacher who makes a profound difference in the lives of the kids she teaches. (You should hear her stories.) Anita is passionate about justice, especially for women, and the problems of gender violence. I’ve blogged about her before–how she brought a meeting I was at to a… Read More

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House church

An awesome example of living in community

In the late 70s and 80s, Tony and I lived in the East End of London, an area of London where people ended up when there was no place lower to go. (The PBS series, “Call the Midwife” took place right where our medical practice was. We were there a couple of decades later, but most of… Read More