Welcome to the blog:
I am passionate about mission and evangelism. Leadership and church life. Theology and philosophy. Faith and spirituality. Discipleship. Education. Beach and ocean. My wife and 3 daughters. And much, much more.
Join me as I deep dive into critical thinking around global perspectives on mission and theology. Must the Western church continue to pursue Eurocentric models of mission to be effective? Or can we learn from diverse, multi-ethnic voices? (Hint: The answer is yes)
There’s space in each post for you to leave comments, and I sincerely hope you do.
This month marks ten years of my family living in North Epping, Sydney. I never imagined that we’d find a community like this, when we decided to move back to Sydney ten years ago. I love living in this neighbourhood for so many reasons. Thinking about why you love...read more
My great-grandfather, John McKittrick, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 17 March 1903. In August 1924, he immigrated to Australia, coming to faith in Jesus Christ during the sea voyage from Glasgow to Sydney. In 1933, he made a commitment to serve with Sydney City...read more
The GlobalChurch Project podcast mainly features interviews with Christian leaders from Indigenous, African-American, diaspora, and Majority World communities and cultures (including Christian leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania, the...read more
Many book lists are released this time of the year. I love reading through them and seeing what others recommend! One of the best things you can do for yourself in 2017 is resolve to read more books! A great book can change the way you see the world, and even change...read more
My prayer and hope is that you make more mistakes this coming year. I hope you try something difficult or impossible this year, and, as is usually the case when we truly reach for such things, that you make and learn from mistakes along the way. The start of the year...read more
Hi friends, I've received news that my new book, GlobalChurch, is a finalist for a Readers’ Choice Award! Thanks to all who voted in the first round and got it to this final stage Would you consider taking 10 seconds now and voting for the book to win the award?...read more
Churches and their leaders must confront domestic violence. Domestic violence isn’t just a problem for society. There is no doubt that domestic violence is prevalent in our churches, and in Christian marriages. Christian leaders urgently need to speak up about it and...read more
Let me make this clear: I respect the democratic processes and systems in the United States. I hope that President-elect Donald Trump will make a good President. I hope that he’ll renounce many of the divisive things he has said, and work hard to bring unity,...read more
Is our faith too Western? And how can World Christianity shape our faith? What would an expansive and diverse and global approach to faith and theology and mission look like? In GlobalChurch, I invite the church to wrestle with these questions. Mark Noll makes a...read more
Women are, and always have been, the heartbeat of living faith. Diana Butler Bass used that phrase in a recent interview, and I really love it. Women are at the center of Christian faith, discipleship, worship, ministry, theology, community, and mission. Stephen...read more
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