I stumbled across an article by Graham Cray on not knowing the end at the beginning which i rather liked. It probably didn’t tell me a lot I didn’t know but there is so much anxiety in the church about wanting to know outcomes and results (often in a short space of time) that this sense of not having a blueprint as people pioneer into the future really needs re-iterating. I also like the naming of the tension between contextual approaches to mission and being rooted in a living tradition.
It’s from the Journal of Mission Practice which has had two issues so far online. This article by Babatunde Adedibu and this response on mission and black majority churches opens up some extremely interesting themes in mission in Britain today.