Author Archives: Andy Kingston-Smith

Hope – Making Mission Meaningful

In this season of Advent, the concept of hope comes to the fore; it is the incarnation, ‘God with us’, that gives each one of us, humanity as a whole and all of the created order, hope of reconciliation, renewal … Continue reading

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Empathic Leadership – Getting in touch with our true selves

My last blog post considered the importance of context – connecting with the wisdom of understanding the place, culture, language, and the struggles and joys of relationships, which contribute to making each and every place unique and special. Further wisdom … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location…

This is the mantra, so we are told, that drives the intrinsic value of our homes. Whilst, we could debate the appropriateness of this, such an idea could be applied to theology too. Recent decades have seen the rapid development … Continue reading

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Book review – Economics of good and evil by Tomas Sedlacek

This book marks a fascinating departure from mainstream economic thought and provides the reader with a captivating smorgasbord of interactions across many diverse fields such as mathematics, psychology, theology, sociology and physics. Its essence is deeply philosophical and it seeks to … Continue reading

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Christmas cry: ‘come Lord Jesus’

On Sunday at my local church we sang the Noel Richards song, ‘Great is the darkness…come Lord Jesus…’. Whilst obviously not a Christmas carol, it struck me how apt it was for the season we are in. For most of us … Continue reading

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‘Broken Britain’: what do you think are three key issues for equipping the church for mission today?

If you were asked for your three key issues for equipping the church for mission in contemporary Britain, what would you say? I would be interested to hear your views on what you consider to be three key ones. Here is … Continue reading

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key issues for equipping the church for mission today – a short reflection (part 3)

In order to keep this short, I don’t propose to critique the contemporary meaning of some of the key words in this title; equipping, church, mission. Of course, the concepts of church and mission are in flux – dealing with … Continue reading

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