Chris Smith is co-author of Slow Church and editor of the Englewood Review of Books. Here in conversation with Alan Roxburgh he describes how his own church transitioned from its life as a large city church into a vibrant neighbourhood church deeply embedded within its community. That church was able to make this transition because of its long history...
Review of Alan Roxburgh, Structured for Mission: Renewing the Culture of the Church (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2015). Originally published in Englewood Review of Books, Vol 05, No. 03, Summer, 2015. It is reproduced here with permission. EnglewoodReview.org
Karen’s life as an urban missionary in the ‘lonely city’ of Vancouver embodies a challenge to the traditional ecclesiocentric language of mission. Her gentle but intentional ministry of presence comes almost as an answer to a question posed by Alan...Read more
In his case study, Cultivating Desire as Missional Practice, Stan Wilson has written an insightful, honest, challenging, and inspiring description of some of the important work his church (Northside) has been doing over the last number of years. There is...Read more
When reflecting on Cultivating Desire in Mississippi, I have more questions than answers. However, I wonder if, for the church in the United States and especially Los Angeles (where I live), lingering questions are part of God’s invitation for transformation....Read more
In God’s Companions, Anglican vicar Sam Wells describes his experience of ministry on a deprived housing estate, in which his congregation received a large sum of government funding to lead a community regeneration project. During that process, Wells discovered ‘that...Read more