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Fr. Simon

Pleased you liked it, and hope that through this review more may come to engage with that which we are trying to explore.

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Ian Mobsby

Hi Jonny
Thanks for your review and I totally agree with you about Steve Croft's chapter, I am still re-reading it and its vision. Steve was a hero in my book, and he is missed! I like you find myself wanting to draw on a both and approach to being a Christian, and the focus has to be ecclesia communities coming out of contextual mission rather than what some what see as the remnant gathering to survive social change. One is a hopeful activity centred on the belief of the ongoing love of God and the restoration of all things, the other has no life in it, and is more about institutional survival....

My chapter with Ian Adams on New Monasticism I hope gives courage to some of us coming from the alt worship/emerging church stream about a particular model that can help us play our part in forming ecclesial communities formed out of contextual mission.

aion kinah

Pleased you liked it, and hope that through this review more may come to engage with that which we are trying to explore.

Bishop Alan Wilson

The Key Book for me in this is one written years ago I come back to regularly for wisdom - Vincent Donovan's Christianity Rediscovered. It's about an RC missionary going out to try and change another (Masai) culture, and discovering the other culture, far from being a hindrance or enemy, was actually his working medium and changed him. The Lord is risen and gone ahead of you: you don't have to sell him like soap... As for the Catholic tradition, it was strong enough to take it and ended up enriched and extended not compromised. Gotta be the way. Otherwise change just induces fear and paranoia among the religious...

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